Rare opportunity 3 DUKW's up for sale

Presenting a unique opportunity to own and operate a fleet of DUKW amphibious vehicles.

Just what is a DUKW?

The DUKW (colloquially known as Duck) is a six-wheel-drive modification of the 2-ton capacity "deuce" trucks used by the U.S. military in World War II amphibious truck, designed by a partnership under military auspices of Sparkman & Stephens and General Motors Corporation (GMC) for transporting goods and troops over land and water, and approaching and crossing beaches in amphibious attacks. Designed only to last long enough to meet the demands of combat, DUKWs were later used as tourist craft in marine environments.

DUKWs are still in use as tourist transport in harbor and river cities. The first "duck tour" company was started in 1946[16] by Mel Flath in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The company is still in operation under the name Original Wisconsin Ducks.[16]

some of the benifits to owning and operating a duck tour business :

The Duck fleet

Tahoe Duck 2

United States Coast Guard Certified DUKW

Year : 1945 Asking Price : $150,000

Purchased from Branson, MO in 2010 from a fleet of 7 DUKWs. Newly converted with GM 350 engine and TH 400 transmission. This DUKW only had 10 hours of service on it. The COI had expired and had to be recertified once in California. The summer tourist season in our region was very short lasting 90 days at most, minimizing the wear and tear. During the off season, this vehicle underwent significant renewal and improvements.

Tahoe Duck 3

United States Coast Guard Certified DUKW

Year : 1945 Asking Price : $150,000

Purchased from Branson, MO in 2010 from a fleet of 7 DUKWs. Newly converted with GM 350 engine and TH 400 transmission. This DUKW had 180 hours of service on it. The COI had expired and had to be recertified once in California. The summer tourist season in our region was very short lasting 90 days at most, minimizing the wear and tear. During the off season, this vehicle underwent significant renewal and improvements.

Tahoe Duck 1

Partially Restored 1945 GMC DUKW

Year : 1945 Asking Price : $65,000

This DUKW was purchased in 2012. The restoration process has begun. The hull has been repaired and approved by the USCG. A new engine and transmission have been installed. This DUKW drives and runs well. The braking system needs the hydrovac to be complete. The emergency brake is fully functional allowing us to drive the vehicle for moving and trailer loading. *The USCG has approved using "sistership" conversion to fastrack the certification of this DUKW within the fleet of Ducks 2 and 3. We have all of the necessary plans with no further approval needed.

Don't worry, we can help arrange transportation!

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  • Tahoe Duck 2
    Tahoe Duck 3
    Tahoe Duck 1 (work in progress)