Designed and built by a German-based industrial designer Daniel Straub, Sealander is a go-anywhere vehicle that is always ready for an adventure. This innovative two-in-one vehicle boasts features of electric power boat and a camping trailer. The little craft is designed to be legal on almost all inland waterways in the U.S. with no boating license required.
The shell of the vehicle is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic with a double bottom to prevent sinking in case of a leakage. Power is via a 5 hp electric motor which doubles as a source of energy for on-board devices.
The standard equipment includes cooking-washing module, a cooler, heater, table and two bench-style beds that double as seats for relaxing in the modular interior, while a Porta Potty-style toilet will be optional, and all the necessary floating campsite accoutrements, but you can add upgrades like a barbecue, teakwood floors and surround sound to your heart’s content.
The roof peels back to create a star-gazing deck area, and a hydraulic door on the opposite side will let you down to the ground via a tiny ladder. Colors and inside materials can also be also customized on request.
According to Sealander, “Depending on the needs of the application [you] can modify the interior modules, or remove them completely. The seats can convert to a spacious deck area. In front of the benches, the cooking and sink modules [can be used as a refrigerator] and heater.”
Best of all, the Sealander measures 389 cm (12.8ft) in length, is 160 cm (5.25 ft) wide and 185 cm (6 ft) high – the right size to be towed by a mid-size car without any special side mirrors or permits. It’s inside area of 156 x 200 cm (5.1 x 6.56 ft) of the inside area and it weighs 380 kg (838 lbs).
Sealander is available for €15,000 ($20,500)