Though “Sealander” is perhaps the most obvious name for this amphibious trailer, I still think it’s probably the best name. It’s slightly evocative of The Highlander, the immortal swordsman of whom there can be only one, plus it’s a trailer…that is also a boat. “But Ted,” I hear you say, “Why don’t I just buy a REAL boat and put it on a cheap trailer? I can still sleep in that, and it’s definitely got better boat qualities than any trailer would.” Well let me answer your question with THREE questions.
- Your boat may have better boat capabilities than my trailerboat, or boatrailer, or something, but is it cute? Cuteness is a crucial consideration when traveling the highways, byways, and waterways of this great nation.
- Why would you put your boat on a cheap trailer? That’s just asking for disaster. Cruisin’ for a bruisin’, you might say.
- Who wants to sleep in a boat? The beauty of the Sealander is that when you’re boating in it, it’s a boat; but when you’re sleeping in it, well then it’s a trailer.
Look, the most important thing to take away from this is that Germany is kicking America’s ass when it comes to small form-factor trailers-that-double-as-boats. Hell, even Argo is based in Canada! We need to get on this! Line it with neon or something, give it a plexiglass bottom so we can watch the catfish swim around in their last moments of freedom before we go noodlin’ and toss them in the fryer! We can do this. I believe in America. I believe we can win the future of amphibious trailers, and create jobs in the process!
P.S. – I just heard they’re starting production on remakes of Highlander AND Point Break! If you ask me, which I’m sure they won’t, they should combine them into a Grindhouse-style double feature, and intersperse the films with slapstick vignettes featuring Keanu, Busey, Lambert and Connery. But maybe I’m crazy and should stick to writing about boatrailers and such.