The prototype water taxi was launched in Auckland in July 2003. It was good to see the vessel in the water after the long involved project! Come to Auckland and take a ride for yourself on one of the many such water taxis currently in operation.
Design Notes: A collaborative design effort between LOMOcean Design and Grant Reed Designs, this striking design with its retro New York cab styling and bright yellow paintwork is intended to offer a practical, high speed passenger water taxi service to cities around the world with river, lake or harbour frontage.
Accomodating up to 36 passengers, the taxi offers bow, stern and port and starboard loading, a large head compartment, air conditioning and some external seating. It can be configured for propellers or water jet drive and either twin or single engine set ups. Powered by a single Scania diesel with conventional shaft and propeller set up, this funky new taxi is sure to turn heads, wherever it sees service.
A luxury version of the water taxi has been conceived by LOMOcean Design International in conjunction with Grant Reed. This extravagent vessel will cater for Royalty and the extremely wealthy. More details are available upon request.