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How Our Story Began

H2O Amphibious Inc was founded in 2023 with a clear goal in mind – to create the most innovative and reliable amphibious car on the market. With a team of top engineers and designers, H2O Amphibious has been able to develop a car that seamlessly transitions from land to water and offers exceptional performance and reliability. With its cutting-edge technology, Panther XL has quickly become a popular choice for both adventure seekers and practical commuters alike. The company continues to push the boundaries of amphibious vehicle design, solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.

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Oruktor Amphibolos

It is widely agreed that the 1805 Oruktor Amphibolos, created by Oliver Evans from Newport, was the first in a series of unsuccessful amphibious vehicles. Despite its ambitious design, the Oruktor was largely ineffective and was ultimately dismantled for spare parts by 1808.
1st Amphibious car from 1805

Volkswagen’s Schwimmwagen

Although there were several attempts in the years following, it wasn’t until WWII that amphibious vehicles began to gain popularity. In 1942, Volkswagen’s Schwimmwagen was introduced and widely used by German forces on the Eastern Front. Eventually, around 15,600 Schwimmwagen were produced, making it the most commonly built amphibious car in history.
Volkswagen’s Schwimmwagen

Ford GPA

During WWII, the Ford GPA, which was essentially a floating version of the Willys MB Jeep, was developed. In the 1950s, Australian mining engineer Ben Carlin used a modified version of the GPA to travel around the world.
Ford GPA


The Amphicar, popular in the 1960s, was created by West German designer Hans Trippel, who was inspired by the Schwimmwagen. However, the final product was considered to be a failure as it was slow, unstable, unreliable, unsafe, and not watertight.


The Panther XL is a significant improvement over earlier models. It features a redesigned hull that offers more legroom for passengers, better water ride quality, improved handling, and drier rides.
Panther XL

Future Inovations

The road to Panther XL was more than exciting, and although we’ve come this far – we’re still looking forward to what the amphibious car future holds. Our team of engineers and designers is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and we are excited to share our vision with the world.
Future Inovations

Meet The Team

Our team consists of professional and creative experts, gathered with a unique goal in mind – to build the most fun and innovative amphibious vehicle in the world. Each team member is dedicated to continually improving their work and our products.

Robert Jarvis photograph

Robert Jarvis

Managing Partner
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Jonathan Jarvis

Managing Partner
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