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Rotork Sea Truck

Rotork Sea Truck, 1970
Rotork Marine, UK

James Dyson, Jeremy Fry



The Rotork Sea Truck is a flat-hulled, high-speed watercraft, similar to a small landing craft. Made from fibreglass, they may be used to land vehicles without jetties or harbour facilities. They were designed partially by James Dyson in the 1970s, as part of his final year's project at the Royal College of Art. Jeremy Fry was co-designer. The craft is still manufactured by Rotork Marine in Bath, England.

This was intended to be the equivalent of a Land Rover, able to move equipment, stores and livestock between islands, etc.

The Sea Truck won a Design Council award and in 1975 the Duke of Edinburgh's Award special prize.