|WHERE THEY GO|
Abu Dhabi (UAE) Alicante (Spain) Amersfoort (Holland) Amotford (Sweden) Amsterdam (Holland) Argyll (Scotland) Auckland (New Zealand) Aylesford (UK) Birkenhead (UK) Booker Common (UK) Boston (USA) Budapest (Hungary) Chiba (Japan) Clavette (France) Colchester (UK) Eerbeek (Holland) Great Ellingham (UK) Grimbergen (Belgium) Hannover (Germany) Hastings (USA) Istanbul (Turkey) La Fayette (USA) Lago Vista (USA) Lake Elmo (USA) Lakeland (USA) Levallois Perret (France) Liverpool (UK) London (UK) Marden (UK) Meerte (Belgium) Moscow (Russia) Moux en Morvan (France) Mudge Island (Canada) Mulhiem (Germany) North Vancouver (Canada) Oslo (Norway) Paris (France) Potsdam (Germany) Providence (USA) Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) Putney (UK) Ramezze (Belgium) Reading (UK) Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Rotterdam (Holland) Santa Cruz (USA) Shoreham (UK) Tampa (USA) Taylorville (USA) Tenero (Switzerland) Thames Ditton (UK) Upper Oddington (UK) Val d'Isere (France) Vandalia (US) Vaud (Switzerland) Ventura (USA) Watford (UK) Yarmouq (Kuwait) Zagreb (Croatia) And some Military stuff…..
This is NOT the total of all our cars sold, some customers have bought more than 1 Dutton and many are sold into the same location
In addition this list does not include the 40+ 2WD Fiesta based Duttons
2011 was our best year for over a decade - selling 4 times as many Duttons as in 2010 - helped with the launch of the all new IVA compliant Surf based on the Suzuki Jimny. We moved to a factory with its own slipway 4 years ago, to keep up with demand 2 years later we had to double it's size by fitting a mezzanine floor. We cannot expand any more. By May 2012 we had already sold as many Surfs as in the whole of 2011.
2012 was our best year ever - as a result of this we are now accepting orders for LATE summer 2013 delivery
We are quite happy to accept a deposit and incomplete order form as a firm order so you can get a production "slot" for LATE summer 2013, final spec can be added closer to the delivery date
|The IVA test|
We cannot stress enough the importance of the IVA test and not just from the legal point of view - it also shows that the car has been assembled to the highest Government standards. If you buy an amphib from a company who has not got a car past the test you will NOT be able to use it on the roads, also attempting to sell the amphib on will prove almost impossible. It's a good idea to ask to see an IVA test certificate from a manufacturer prior to purchasing
Good news for Dutton customers, we have now had the Surf put in a different IVA testing category which reduces the government fee from £450 down to £199, this is now reflected on our order form.
|UK Boat Safety Scheme|
We automatically build all our amphibs compliant with the UK BSS and can supply your Surf with a BSS certificate if required. To comply with the BSS the following extras are supplied and fitted:- 2 off fire extinguishers (5A/34B) battery master switch, fuel cut off tap and all necessary signage. The price on the order form includes these plus the cost of the certificate
|Small Ship Register|
Our vehicles are eligible for Small Ship Registration if required.
|WHERE ARE THEY ALL?|
There are only 3 important kit car magazines in the UK and Europe:- Complete KitCar, Total Kit Car and KitCar
All 3 have tested the Surf during 2011 and given us fantastic complimentary write ups. The question is why are there not ANY write ups or videos on any other make of amphibious car? It's all very strange.....
Complete KitCar (March 2011), Total Kit Car (July/August 2011) and KitCar (September 2011) are all on our "press comment" link below.
As part of our continual commitment to customer service we now offer check ups on all our amphibs, including an extended water test. After the testing we will advise if any work/servicing needs doing. You can at any time remove your car or in the alternate you can authorize us to do all or some of the work. Now is also a good time to do the compulsory checking of the front and rear brake systems and paint the underside metal parts that may be scratched or have surface rust. If you are interested in our servicing then please email us, we can collect cars if required or arrange for them to be collected from anywhere in the world.
PICTURE OF THE MONTH
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The galleries are full of critics. They play no ball, they fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down in the arena are the doers. They make mistakes because they try many things. The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the spirit of adventure. He is the one who never tries anything. His is the brake on the wheel of progress. And yet it cannot be truly said he makes no mistakes, because his biggest mistake is the very fact that he tries nothing, does nothing, except criticize those who do things.--Gen. David M. Shoup
44 years On
By far the most important event for us recently was our celebration of 40 years of car production and 20 years of amphibious car production
First prototype (1989) based on Dutton Sierra drophead, note the use of steel bumper / chassis (never again) alfresco exhaust and a bemused Tim Dutton
|THE FACT DUTTON IS THE WORLD'S ONLY SUCCESSFUL AMPHIBIOUS CAR MAKER SAYS A LOT. THE S2's RUGGED...............|