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KAT 829 Amphibious Vehicles™

KAT Amphibious Vehicles

KAT 829® Rescue, Military, and Civilian SUV amphibious vehicles
are the first highly practical application of the amphibious vehicle and
are now the world's fastest commercial and military amphibians at 35 Knots

Available in Amphibious High Mobility Search and Rescue Version, Amphibious Multi Purpose Military Version,
Amphibious Emergency Medical Services and High Performance Civilian Amphibious Sport Utility Vehicle Versions.

The World's Fastest Commercial and Military Amphibian*

With a land speed of 75mph and a water speed of 35knots*, the KAT 829-KRAKEN is the world's fastest commercial and military amphibious vehicle. Main propulsion power is from a VW TDI V6 Diesel Engine. Wheels are retractable allowing the armoured KAT to plane at a top speed of 35 knots. The KAT is also available in a long wheelbase 830 version and is capable of towing numerous floating trailer platforms. The KAT is available in commercial, military and rescue versions and many different 4-wheel drive configurations with various option packages.

KAT® Amphibious Vehicles Go Anywhere

KAT® Amphibious Vehicles operate over all types of terrain from dry land to marsh, swamp and open water. They are designed to operate in the worst imaginable weather, from ice and snow to floods, hurricanes and typhoons.

KAT® Rescue, Military, and Civilian SUV Amphibious Vehicles

Arising from the watery destruction of Hurricane Katrina is the KAT Amphibious Vehicle™. The KAT® takes it's name from Hurricane Katrina which hit New Orleans in 2005. At least 1,836 people lost their lives in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane in 75 years. If rescue, fire, police and military personnel had this all-wheel drive amphibious multi-purpose vehicle at the ready, they could have towed thousands of people to safety on KAT® wheeled barges. There is no other amphibious craft like it.

The KAT® amphibious vehicle is an "unsinkable" watercraft with front wheel or powerful all wheel drive. Rescue, military, and SUV sport utility vehicle models are available with an array of custom options to suit a multitude of specialized purposes. The unsinkable design utilizes a revolutionary innovation incorporating a rugged steel-encased-foam chassis. Models are available with a variety of engine configurations and inboard-outboard marine drives.

All KAT® vehicles are amphibious and built to extremely rugged, heavy duty specifications. Built to order for the government and the public, the models designed for rescue are configured specifically for the U.S. Coast Guard, FEMA, NSARC and other rescue and firefighting applications.

A second set of KAT® models is specifically designed for the U.S. Marines, Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, and other military and government special forces to exacting military specifications for covert missions requiring stealth, armour and armament. Law enforcement rescue models and military models are available directly from the manufacturer, Industrial Object, LLC of New Orleans. Rescue, law enforcement and military representatives are invited to visit the manufacturer and test drive the KAT® through the Lousiana swamps and bayous.

The civilian version offers a third set of models designed for sport and recreation. These amphibious SUV models are outfitted to a high standard of automotive and watercraft finish. Available from KAT Amphibious Vehicle Sales, LLC of Las Vegas, they are also available in unassembled kit form, and will soon also be available at auto dealers and yacht dealers throughout the world. Prospective buyers and dealers are invited to visit Las Vegas for a test drive of the KAT® down the Las Vegas strip, over the dunes of the Mohave Desert, and through the waters of Lake Mead to the Hoover Dam.


KAT® Amphibious Search and Rescue Craft

Military Vehicle
  • Armour
  • Stealth
  • Auto Start
  • Navigation
  • Weapon Mounts
  • Troop Cabin
Rescue Vehicle
  • Speakers / Lights / Siren
  • 360-degree Exterior Lighting
  • Multiple Towed Barges
  • Audio Video Navigation
  • Onboard Camera System
  • Versatile Patient Area
Sport Utility
  • Multimedia Car Audio
  • Carbon Fiber Accessories
  • Intake & Exhaust Systems
  • Computer Flash Upgrades
  • Turbo Tuning Upgrades
  • Performance Suspension


The Designer

Renowned marine designer David Carambat conceived of the amphibious rescue vehicle concept after Katrina ravished New Orleans. The design of his KAT amphibious vehicle has since evolved from rescue vehicles to also include military and recreational versions.

His company, Industrial Object, LLC specializes in marine and automotive industrial engineering and design. Industrial Objects is a cutting edge marine design firm providing innovative marine design since 1989. Inventor of the groundbreaking SWATH technology "Small Waterplane Twin Hull" and innovative hovercraft, Carambat also provides captivating "Best in Class" designs of leisure yachts and other recreational marine craft.

David Carambat's designs surpass all other international leisure craft and work boats in efficiency, performance and comfort. There are also a number patents pending for the vehicle design and innovative technology of the The KAT® amphibious vehicle. Carambat's company, Industrial Object, LLC boasts the best of the best in naval architecture, materials science, structural design and CAD capable fabrication.

On February 21, 2008 Carambat gave a presentation of the KAT 829 Mass Rescue Vehicle to the NSARC. This is an excerpt of their report:

National Search And Rescue Committee
Suite 3106, 2100 2nd Street SW, Washington DC 20593-0001
Phone: (202) 372-2090 Facsimile: (202) 372-2912

February 21, 2008
U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Washington, DC 20593-0001

Mass Rescue Vehicle. Mr. David Carambat (Design Director, Industrial Object, LLC) gave a presentation regarding his company's development of a rescue vehicle. Mr. Carambat advised the Committee:

(1) His company, Industrial Object, LLC, has taken advantage of it's expertise in maritime and high speed craft design to develop a versatile high-performance rescue vehicle.

(2) Hurricane Katrina showcased the need to operate in sizeable areas, much of which are flooded; flooding is the most common type of natural disaster in the U.S.

(3) A durable, field-fixable amphibious tug-barge system that can be easily deployed would be a valuable disaster rescue asset.

(4) Ideally, the Coast Guard or FEMA could preposition such vehicles to enable rapid response.

(5) Mr. Carambat invited NSARC to send representatives to New Orleans to see and assess the vehicles.

Government agencies for rescue, fire, law enforcement, military and all other local, county, state and federal agencies can contact David Carambat at (985) 893-2432.


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