Gibbs Aquada amphibious vehicle to come ashore in the US

Richard Branson's already used one to break little known world records, and it looks those in the US will soon finally be get a Gibbs Aquada amphibious vehicle of their very own, and for a comparative bargain no less. According to Popular Mechanics, a new version of the vehicle is set to go into production late next year with the intention of it being released in the US in the first half of 2009 for less than $100,000, as opposed to the $200,000+ it currently demands oversees. The new vehicle will also supposedly meet all US safety and emission regulations although, as Popular Mechanics points out, you will still likely need a boat license in order to (legally) get the most out of it.