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WHERE THEY GO


Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dubai, England, France, French West Indies, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Southern Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, USA, Wales

And some Military stuff…..

This is not the total of all our cars sold, some customers have bought more than 1 Dutton, some repeat orders and many are sold into the same location

We will never disclose customer names or addresses so please don't ask!!!!

DELIVERY 2014



We are now accepting orders for Late Summer 2014 delivery

We are quite happy to accept a deposit and incomplete order form as a firm order so you can get a production "slot", final spec can be added closer to the delivery date

APPROXIMATE DELIVERY:- Kits 7 weeks, fully built cars 12 weeks

We attempt to keep some deck/hull in stock so if you order in these colours the following delivery times can be reduced by:-

None available

THIS IS IMPORTANT:- if we quote a waiting time from a general enquiry it is only valid at the time we quote, waiting times can easily vary drastically depending on pressure of work


STOCK CARS



For the first time ever we have managed to catch up with orders and now have some cars in stock see "new - used" page

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

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Obsolete SVA Certificate (this won't get your amphib registered) Current (2014)IVA certificate


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

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Small Ship Register


Our vehicles are eligible for Small Ship Registration if required.

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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.


CHECK UPS
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
Picture of the Month
Who needs a slipway?
5ft drop, 20mph, if yours are big enough...

If you have similar pictures, please email them in to be featured here.

OWN ONE OR THINKING OF BUYING ONE?

Go to our Owners page for free help


Tim Dutton-Woolley
Tim Dutton-Woolley

NO to the EU and YES to the Common market (it was what we all actually voted for)

45 years On

By far the most important event for us recently was our celebration of 45 years of car production and 25 years of amphibious car production


  • To put this into context, Dutton was the first company ever to seriously 'productionize' kit car manufacture resulting in building 8000 cars between 1969 and 1989
  • Dutton is the oldest car company in the world to still be wholly owned by its founder
  • The first amphibious car Dutton made was in 1989. No other company comes anywhere near us for longevity. Even the most famous amphibious car ever - the Amphicar - was only built for 2 years then the company hemorrhaged for a further 2 years in a desperate attempt to sell off the remaining stock
  • Dutton is the Worlds only company in series production with amphibious cars (despite what you see on the internet!!!!!)

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First prototype (1989) based on Dutton Sierra drophead, note the use of steel bumper / chassis (never again) alfresco exhaust and a bemused Tim Dutton

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Note the excellent condition of this 1999 4wd it started life in England then went to Costa Rica and is now in the U.S. (picture taken last year).
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When you are in the Canadian Rockies, and 100 miles from the nearest McDonalds, you can't afford the luxury of breaking down...
Goodwood Festival of Speed
THE FACT DUTTON IS THE WORLD'S ONLY SUCCESSFUL AMPHIBIOUS CAR MAKER SAYS A LOT. THE S2's RUGGED...............
"AutoExpress Magazine"
NEW WORLD RECORD 2 Duttons cross English Channel Nov 2006, see AMPHIBIOUS RECORDS page.
No Beach Out Off Reach
Factory Factory
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Part Completed jet bodies Hull and deck meet up
Anyone interested in amphibs, submarines and flying cars should visit: www.landairandsea.com. they are also interested in extending their range of exhibits so if you know the whereabouts of any similar craft they would be interested in hearing from you. Quote from their web site referring to Tim Dutton

"This highly driven and amazingly creative engineer simply keeps going as others try and fail"
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2nd Dutton ever made, this Dutton P1 based on the Mk1 Sprite was built in 1969 and is still going strong today. Photographed in 2005 to celebrating the 25th year of the Dutton Owners Club www.duttonownersclub.co.uk. With over 8000 cars made already the DOC look forward to you joining them with your Dutton Amphib.
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