RVs are pretty basic. For the most part, you have a box on wheels that contains – at minimum – a bed. If it’s a larger RV, you probably have a kitchen, bath and some dining space. It’s not every day you see a recreational vehicle that pushes the boundaries.
The Sealander amphibious camper on open water.
The Sealander trailer, distributed by Sealander GmbH from Kiel, Germany, is a small, reverse tear drop-shaped amphibious camper. While amphibious campers aren’t a new concept, the Sealander’s simple design gives it instant classic appeal.
Just back it into the water and float away.
So, what is so special? For one, the design allows for transition from land to sea mode with no conversion, you simply put it in the water. Well, you might want to detach it from your vehicle first, but after that it is truly plug-and-play.
The Florida based US supplier had this to say on the company’s Facebook page:
An extraordinary amphibious RV, dubbed the SeaLander by its German designer, is set to ensure road and boat trips will never be the same again. This is the aquatic camper you’ve been waiting for.
Sealander tows behind almost any vehicle.
The platform is designed to be lightweight and easy to tow, so that even a small SUV is adequate. Built with a wide base for stability, the sealander is meant to be used not just as a daytime pleasure craft, but as your own personal, pup tent-sized houseboat!
Sealander’s interior transforms into several different configurations.
The interior features full configurability. It goes from a dinette-focused layout that seats four to a comfortable sleeping quarters (and back again) in minutes. On the outside, there is space for a small deck over the trailer’s tongue, which would work well for fishing, or as a platform for swimming and diving. It’s even large enough for a small hibachi grill.
The Sealander under way with the rear mount electric motor.
In “boat mode” an electric motor propels the Sealander through the water, although you have space for a more powerful outboard engine if desired. The exterior hull is made from a specially-reinforced fiberglass made to stand up to the elements, while the waterproof chassis features full zinc galvanization for superior corrosion resistance.
Fiberglass reinforced convertible roof.
Sealander’s thoughtful design supplies waterproof LED lighting, a tinted acrylic glass hatch and panoramic side panels, stainless steel hardware with corrosion-resistant finishes and a convertible, fiberglass-reinforced polyester roof that zips into place.
A rubbing plate extends all the way round for safe docking.
The rubbing plate extends all the way around the boat and is made from stainless steel and industrial grade plastic. The interior is made from a molded plastic, ensuring clean up takes just a few seconds.
Molded interior panels make for easy cleaning.
Storage cabinets are built from high grade plywood, veneered with solid wood, and painted over with a specialty coating for a waterproof finish. All in all, the Sealander looks like a great little camper and watercraft for up to four people!