The Boaterhome: Half Boat, Half Camper Van, and Completely Ridiculous
You’ve heard of RVs and camper vans. And even if you live hundreds of miles from a body of water, you’re familiar with boats and other watercraft. But what would the lovechild of a garden-variety camper van and a boat look like? Well, it would look like the Boaterhome, an amphibious vehicle that went viral.
The most popular Boaterhome is a supersized RV/speedboat combination. It might look absurd, but it’s the peanut butter and jelly of camping and boating. It’s a must-see if you haven’t yet witnessed this insanely over-the-top vehicle.
Summertime is the perfect time for the Boaterhome
Nevada resident John Ortlieb actually owns two Boaterhomes. The boat-and-RV mashup featured in a 2020 BoatBlurb article is based on an open-floor concept and was still in progress last year. Ortlieb is making “smart” boat innovations and hopes to transform one of his Boaterhome models into a party bus worthy of the Vegas strip. Even Little Caesars called out his over-the-top vehicle in a commercial.