The Aquabus

The AQUABUS is a custom made Hydra Terra model amphibious vehicle designed and built by C.A.M.I LLC., in Bluffton, South Carolina, USA. Each vehicle is US Coast Guard certified and approved as a passenger vehicle for use on roadways. The AQUABUS is 39’’ feet long by 8’’ feet wide with capacity for 47 passengers and 2 crew members (the operator and the guide).

This amphibious vehicle came from the concept of the DUKWs which were used by the US military during World War II to transport goods and troops to places that required a wet landing. The name DUKW was given by the General Motor Company, company that built the first prototype.

The AQUABUS is a 2011 second generation Hydra Terra vehicle with a 300 HP Caterpillar Diesel Engine, electronic steering, Allison heavy-duty transmission, Perkins 400 D auxiliary engine, GKN driveline, Uniden VHF marine radio, Fireboy fire extinguishing system and Manex air conditioning system. The vessel is also equipped with life jackets for all passengers and crew.