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Sealander Schwimmcaravan

January 10, 2012 - Big £££, Gadgets

What do you get when you cross a caravan with a boat? No, this isn’t a joke, it’s a serious question and the forehead-slappingly clever Sealander Schwimmcaravan (you do the translation) is the frankly unlikely punchline.

Built in Germany, this amphibious camping trailer can be towed like any other middle lane bothering caravan. But drive to a lake or any other expanse of relatively calm water and you can back it in to the wet wobbly stuff and enjoy the tranquil surroundings as you bob around, propelled by a 5hp electric motor which doubles up as a source of energy for various on-board mod cons. Wunderbar!

Hitched up to car

Just like any other caravan?

Scale and roof roll back

Roll the roof back on a nice day

Cruising the lake

Sail effortlessly across the lake

Don’t get any ideas about crossing the Atlantic because the Schwimmcaravan is strictly for use on shallow inland stretches. But that’s not to say this state-of-the-art mash-up isn’t as comfortable on water as it is on land. Its reinforced fibreglass shell has a double hull, so in the unlikely event that the outer shell springs a leak, only the sub-floor fills with water. And the band plays on…

Wheel coming out the water

Just roll out when you’ve finished

Just think, with this luxe baby hooked up to your car you can settle down for a night at the campsite and then amaze fellow campers in the morning by going for a cruise on the lake. Onlookers won’t know whether to applaud you or throw you a life ring.

Complete with modern kitchen module, heater, table and convertible benches for your guests

Along with a removable roof, the Schwimmcaravan comes complete with a cooking-washing module, cooler, heater, table and two benches that can be converted to enlarge the deck area. Sealander can also pimp-up this floating thingummy with various optional extras, including a loo (but that doesn’t mean its manufacturers advocate ‘messing about’ on the water). They’ll even deliver it in whatever colour you fancy.

The inevitable downside of all this innovative show-offery is the price. But if you’ve got the cojones to back a caravan into a lake as crowds of cagoule-clad campers gawp, money is clearly no object. Float on!

Please Note:
Suitable for calm water only

Product Features:
Removable roof is perfect for those relaxing summer days on the lake

Colours and features are customisable on request (please enquire for more information)

Reinforced fibreglass double hull will keep you afloat in case you should spring a leak

Attaches to a car via a regular caravan tow bar

5hp electric motor propels you across the water and powers the onboard appliances

Dimensions:
Measures approximately 389cm(L) x 160cm(W) x 185cm(H)
Weighs approximately 380kg

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