Sealander amphibious camper (Video)

Designed and built by a German-based industrial designer Daniel Straub, Sealander is a clever two-in-one vehicle that combines features of an electric power boat and a camping trailer. And it's not just a blue-sky concept - a prototype has been built and successfully tested on the road and on the water and Sealander is now reportedly being prepared for production.
Not surprisingly, Sealander isn't built for a trans-Atlantic crossings - as a boat it's designed with very little draft allowing it to be navigated on shallow waters and launched from just a small patch of clear shoreline.
Sealander's shell 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.

Through the intelligent design of the interior in a small space is used optimally.Depending on the needs of the application can modify the interior modules or remove them completely. The seats can converts to a spacious deck area. In front of the benches in the kitchen sink and module are as cool box and heater. Simple and user-friendly solutions provide an all around comfortable and good time...
The floating trailer measures 389 cm (12.8ft) in length, is 160 cm (5.25 ft) wide and 185 cm (6 ft) high. 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).
Shown this year at Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, the Sealander is expected to be priced around EUR15,000 (US$20,500) with shipping slated to begin in early 2012.


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