Cessna Caravan Amphibian allows for door to deck arrival
The largest single-engine floatplane currently available, the Caravan Amphibian is bringing discerning travellers to areas of the world that never envisioned having a traditional runway.
The aircraft eliminates having to arrive at the yacht via the closest airport with a structure that allows it to land on the water next to the yacht or even on the most poorly-maintained airstrip.
Clients can configure the plane to their requirements, choosing from an Executive or Combination Floor Plan; the former creating space for eight passengers and two pilots, while the latter adapts to handle both passengers and cargo.
Extra storage area can be found in the Amphibian’s large, sturdy floats.
The newly re-designed Caravan Oasis Interior of the craft consists of supple leather seating, fine wood-trim and cabinetry, and flat-panel video displays.
The aircraft has a length of 11.86 metres, a wingspan of 15.87 metres, and stands at a height of 4.98 metres.
For take-off the plane requires a distance of one kilometre, while landing space of 623 metres is needed on land or water.
The Cessna Caravan Amphibian carries a price tag of US$2,291,550, translating to operating costs of US$358 per hour or US$2.35 per mile.
"It eliminates having to arrive via the closest airport with a structure that allows it to land on the water next to the yacht"