Meet the Shuttlefish, our office Tuk Tuk. It’s a great conversation starter.
Top speed of 42mph
Weighs in at a solid 337kg
9 kW of power, which equates to roughly 12hp
Enough seats for a driver and three passengers!
198cc of pure power! Not the most powerful vehicle ever, but don’t be fooled by its size – it has spirit!
Its onomatopoeic name echoes the sound of its small but mighty engine!
Scooter-style two-stroke engine
Top speed generally achieved on a clear run down a steep hill
Carefree, fun and cost-friendly
Tuk tuks were born in Bangkok during World War II, when a small engine was fitted to a traditional rickshaw
Variations of tuk tuks can be found across most of Africa and Asia, and even South and Central America!
Shuttlefish Director, Tom, drove across India in a similar tuk tuk, although that one wasn’t in quite as good condition...
Those of you who live in and around Stratford-on-Avon and the North Cotswolds will have seen the Shuttlefish tuk tuk buzzing about. We bought it in 2017 as a bit of an experiment on a few levels really. Do vehicles really bring in business? How would it cope with the hilly terrain? Could it be used in all seasons? The answers were all positive, with people taking it to their hearts. You could park it next to any number of supercars costing 40 times the price and people would come and inspect the tuk. Despite being legendary in the snow, the hills were its weak point, and after three years and 6,000 km in it, Tom & Baz drove it (yes, drove it) to a new home on the Isle of Wight where it be doing much the same job but on the flat, next to the sea, for the team at The River Yar Boatyard. Watch this space for the video of the trip and the next odd vehicles to turn up at Shuttlefish Towers.
"He who would travel happily must travel light." Antoine de Saint-Exupery