Ever wondered whether a caravan would float? Well, this one will – we take a closer look at the Sealander…

Referring to any vessel as a ‘floating caravan’ is usually regarded as an insult, but in this case it’s entirely accurate.

Inventors of the German-built Sealander looked at the humble two-berth caravan and wondered whether it couldn’t do a little more than simply get dragged around by a car slowing traffic, so they fitted it with a one-piece GRP hull.

Now you can back it down a slipway, open the front, attach a Torqeedo electric outboard engine and head off into the big blue yonder.

The Sealander has been tested on the Baltic Sea, but it’s probably best not to get too ambitious with your coastal cruising plans – given its limited freeboard, tranquil rivers and lakes are its natural habitat.

Prices start at under €20,000 and for that you get a compact dinette with seating for up to six, which can be converted into a double berth measuring 2.8 metres squared.

A built-in stove, sink and shower adds to the options for a day out on the water, while the extras list includes a 120W marine-grade audio system, an 18-litre fridge or even a fresh-water toilet – not bad for a 15ft amphibious craft!