Need an RV That Can Go Anywhere? Try the Amphibious Caravanboat.

Sleep four if by land and, uh, four if by sea

By Tanner Garrity

 
Need an RV That Can Go Anywhere? Try the Caravanboat.
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04 October 2018

Ever have that “How did people build sh*t out here?” feeling wash over you while driving somewhere remote? You don’t even have to go very far; drive 30 minutes north of nine-million-strong New York City and you're flush with deer pastures and green hills; it’s hard to imagine the land before its byways and bridges. Or just open a history book and read about Lincoln’s dad moving the family from Kentucky to Illinois, how he built a literal log cabin to raise Abe and his sister.

Given that context, the contemporary human’s ability to go anywhere (seriously though, anywhere) and bring a bed along is a remarkable achievement/luxury. And people know it. It's why companies keep churning out all manner of RV, tow-behind camper and teardrop trailer.

But if you’re really trying to make your American ancestors jealous, look no further than the Departure One Caravanboat

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The 30-foot Departure One is a camper by way of motorized houseboat, a cavernous space that sleeps four and includes a kitchen, bathroom, shower and a (solar-paneled) roof terrace. Hitch it to your truck for easy towing and tailgating, or head into the water (for up to two days at a time, if you so desire — it's energy self-sustaining) and put to use its seawater-resistant hull. While amphibious living situations are nothing new, the Caravanboat's design is a step up from a wood-paneled houseboat, and allows you to go further into those untouched areas with all the amenities you could ever need.   

The Caravanboat goes for an approachable $68K, though it isn't available Stateside quite yet. Find more information on acquiring a Departure One here

All images from Caravanboat

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