What exactly is the “Caraboat?” As you can tell by the name, it is both a caravan (Australian for travel trailer) and a boat. The Caraboat was developed over a 4-year period. The concept of a vehicle that travels on land and can also float is not new, however, Composite Cats Ply Limited, the maker of the Caraboat, think this is as good as it gets. The Caraboat is sleek and aero-dynamic, making it very easy to tow. When you switch over to boat mode, you will find a safe, high performance boat that you can live on. The boat has a long range, fairly decent speed, economical, and the shape gives it a very shallow draft.
What Are Some of The Caraboat Features?
Many of the excellent features on the Caraboat are standard. For example, there is a hidden helm which hides all of the boat’s steering when you are in travel trailer mode and turn into a cupboard. How cool is that? Twin engine design adds safety, easy control, and maneuverability. The standard engine is 2 30-hp, fuel inject 4 stroke outboard engines. Top speed when in the water is 17 knots (19.5 miles) and can easily cruise at a round 13-15 knots ( 15-17 miles per hours).
The Caraboat is easily launched thanks to a dual use purpose built trailer. A break-away safety system and four wheel disc brake system are standard equipment in this travel trailer/boat.
Each model of the Caraboat sleeps 4 adults and all have toilet, shower, and a swim shower on the rear deck. Very good headroom in the interior.
The standard model of the Caraboat lists as $139,000 AUD (Australian Dollars) which is roughly $103,0000 US, but it does fluctuate based on the latest currency exchange rates.
Below is a video of the Caraboat in action during one of its first trials on the water.
The Caraboat on the lake.
The very nice interior of the Caraboat.
And finally the Caraboat in the water.
Like we mentioned earlier, the concept of a travel trailer that can float on water is not new, however, we think the Caraboat has taken the concept to a new level. Though a boat is expensive for most folks, those than can afford a Caraboat will probably enjoy both the convenience, features, design, and performance the Caraboat has to offer.