Sealander is an amphibious travel trailer; elegant, stylish, lite, this fiberglass mini-home towable by almost any car, it extends vacation experience from the traditional "ground" on vast areas of inland waters....
Sealander represents an emerging class of campers combining characteristics travel trailers and boats.
But its name is largely misleading because it is designed only for calm inland waters like lakes or eventually for “lazy” (smoothly flowing) rivers.
With its fully equipped interior it can serve as a small, easy to tow lightweight camper providing essential features for short “out of town” escapades. But thanks to its amphibious characteristics and small electric motor it can also explore otherwise inaccessible for campers inland waters.
As its German designer Mr. Daniel Straub says: You can settle for the night at the campground, cruise on the lake taking sunbath or settle for fishing. And if the campsite’s beach is too crowded you can easily chose an isolated one on a lonely island or somewhere across the water….
The shell including most of interior components (lockers, cabinets) is made from molded fiberglass. The chassis is made from galvanized aluminum. Thanks to these modern technologies, the whole unit is light-weight, immune to rot and corrosion, and by definition lasting “almost” forever. The double hull adds extra protection against any damage causing water leak when on the water.
Sealander as the camper (above) and motor-boat (below)
The fiberglass with its smooth surface and shining, spotless colors (white is a default, but you can choose custom colors), together with exterior stainless-steel elements (railings, ladder….) and large, tinted panoramic underlines undeniable elegance and stylishness of the Sealander.
Sleek and lovely interior does not disappoint but rather matches first impressions when looking at it from the outside. While the basic features are – let’s be honest, very basic, the customer has a large set of options to choose from (including materials and colors) according to personal needs and preferences.
Folding benches serve as a double bed and thanks to cushions it may be actually quite comfortable one given also its dimensions 6’7” x 5’1” (200 x 156 cm). The mini-cooktop (one burner), compressor-run cooler, sink with tap water (supported by fresh and grey water tanks), folding table, LED lights and even audio system with outdoor speakers and even mobile toilet – all these features guarantee some level of comfort in this tiny “mini-house”.
And needless to say that large panoramic windows and fully opening roof let the nature to fill the interior space with fresh air and sun, somehow nullifying the physical limits of the tiny space.
Sealander floor-plans (day and night configurations)
The 80Ah interior battery is a main source of energy for the electric motor, but it also supplies camper with energy for its basic needs (lights, cooler). Thanks to shore power connection as well as an inverter and charger, the battery can be easily kept ready for daily “challenges”.
For unknown reasons, the electric motor is not proposed by the factory as part of the “Marine package”. Fortunately, any long-shaft 5hp outboard electric motor will do the job, and the market offers many models so it should not be a problem to find one to operate the Sealander.
Also worth to mention – the Sealander comes with certification for dual use, so you will not need any special license to operate it as a camper or motor-boat.
Moving the Sealander from the land to the water (and back) cannot be more easy and smoother. It simply moves in and out of the water on its own wheels using any traditional ramp. The draft is slightly higher than 1 foot but still small enough to allow for an adventure on shallow inland waters.
You cannot say that it is not stylish and elegant
But for sure – the Sealander is not a luxurious “Land-yacht” offering lavish interior, residential space and ambiance. It is a tiny “two-in-one” camper and motor boat. So do not expect more than that.
Those with much deeper pockets can consider the --> Australian Caraboat – a “one-in three” RV that shares combined characteristics of quite luxurious Travel Trailer, Motor-Boat and Boat-house.
On the other side of the spectrum, you can consider an “entry” level RV+ Boat unit --> Classic American Dream Trailer. The big plus is that the boat is designed as an integral (but detachable) part of the camper’s design so there is no need to pull it behind or carry on the roof’s rack.
Maximum load on the water
Engine (not included)
406 cm (13’4”)
372 cm (12’2”)
168 cm (5’6”)
156 cm (≈ 5’)
189 cm (6’2”)
485 kg (1070 lbs)
550 kg (1212 lbs)
410 kg (900 lbs)
38 cm (1’3”)
2 (plus child)
Sealander - here serving as a traditional camper
Thanks to its lite-weight it can be towed by almost any car
Sealander - looks inviting!
Interior view with table
Sealander with its dual mode of operation (camper and motor-boat) proves that life can be beautiful (or at least more exciting :-)
And now, let's take the tour and see with your own eyes....
Summarizing – the Sealander thanks to its amphibian characteristics allows for deeper exploration of Mother Nature offering this way truly unique experience. It’s true – the Sealander is not a real “home-away-from-home” where you can comfortably spend long vacations in “residential-like” ambiance. It is rather a tiny camper basically offering you a sleeping space for the night and little room for preparing some basic food.
But, thanks to convertible roof, you can spend your night under the stars (actually seeing them) and what’s more rewarding – escape from the crowd on the beach into water, explore inaccessible on foot “corners” of lakes, enjoy the sunbathing “in the middle of nowhere”.
All that at a decent price of some US 20k$ (basic module) and probably some US 10k$ more for sets of options… (Even better, made in Germany, but already available in Canada!).