You may have never heard of Caracat before. Maybe you can't pronounce it because your palate sticks to it (only happens to me?). But I believe that after this article you will remember.
Let's take a step back now to ask ourselves the right question: what the hell is Caracat? Is it a houseboat? An electric boat? A caravan? Or a goddamn tongue twister?
Answer: Caracat is a German company that has launched a vehicle of the same name. Is called Caracat 860, and it's a caravan that acts as a floating electric house / boat (and vice versa).
Electric boat or caravan? She does everything (beautiful beautiful)
In a nutshell: the vehicle presented by Caracat in collaboration with Schneider Caravaning allows you to camp both on land and in the water. It is available in three different sizes: 6,6 meters, 7,6 meters and 8,6 meters.
On land, the caravan does its classic job: as a good trailer it needs to be towed by a truck. From when it touches the surface of the water, however, Caracat turns into a boat powered by an 8 (or 15) horsepower Torqeedo electric (or petrol) engine.
Like a transformer, but for vacationing
The gist of this vehicle's "transformation" is in its own design patented. Includes two extendable pontoons that swing when in the water and retract back on the highway, as seen in the photos.
Thanks to this "ace in the hole" Caracat changes its width from 2,4 meters (8 feet) to 3,6 meters (12 feet), acquiring the necessary stability to float and sail as an electric boat on water.
At just 8,5 meters long (just over 28 feet) this amphibious vehicle can accommodate a family of six inside complete with a retractable roof-mounted tent-room.
Little big luxury
Equipped with a teak-floored cabin, the "marinara" caravan also has two elegant lounge sofas that turn into sleeping areas.
And that's just the beginning: this trinket has nothing missing, from top to bottom. Think that it has a bathroom, a diesel / electric hob, a microone oven, a fridge, a sink, a cellar, a retractable smart LED TV and a Bluetooth audio system.
If you want to stay off-grid, all of these (safe?) Features are powered by the solar panels on the roof.
Would love it a lot to dear Fabio Antichi. What about you?