Türkiye-based company SealVans has decided to offer families added flexibility when they go on vacation, creating more or less what their name suggests: trailer vans that can be used both on land and on water. Starting operations in 2020, the company has recently released two products awaiting customer orders, a 4.2 m model and a 7.6 m one.
The amphibious trailers, or caravans, as the company calls them, can be towed on land by a motorised vehicle and, once reaching water, the helm can be taken out from one of the cupboards. They are propelled by either a 50 or 10 HP Honda outboard motor, for the larger and smaller models respectively, or an electric propulsion system, depending on customer preferences. The 7.5 m model can reach speeds of up to 13 knots (24 km/h).
The transformation from between terrestrial and aquatic modes is seamless, without requiring any complicated procedures or modifications. “Sealvans are designed to offer ease of transportation both on land and water, in essence embodying a home-like comfort. It is a luxury boat-caravan designed to cater all your fundamental needs”, the company says.
The 4.2 m version was designed with couples in mind, offering just enough space for two people to comfortably enjoy a getaway at a camping site or on a lake, being fitted with a double bed. The 7.6 m one was though of for small families, having both a double and a single bed and having the option of separating the two with a divider, ultimately creating two rooms. All beds are fitted with custom orthopaedic mattresses to ensure guests get a great night’s sleep wherever they may be roaming.
The trailers offer ample storage space and spacious kitchen countertops to allow travellers to cook comfortably while on the move. The kitchen comes equipped with a built-in fridge, freezer, hob and oven. The design ensures bathrooms are also big enough for showring without worrying about hitting the walls while shampooing.
Thanks to the panoramic windows, the mini yachts always offer the best views of the surroundings, while the glass roof, which has the option of being retractable, allows travellers to lay back and stargaze from the comfort of their own house on wheels (or water).