What’s better than having your own houseboat? How about an amphibious houseboat?
A genius mechanic has merged a 32ft houseboat (1967 Jeffboat Sunliner) with a massive three-wheel tractor (Rickel “Big-A” Sprayer) to create the most unorthodox vehicle – an amphibious driving houseboat.
It all started with a derelict 32-foot long houseboat. A 1967 model with a rusted steel hull, he originally bought it as a guest house.
The original plan was to carve out a hole for the sprayer, and essentially drop the boat on the sprayer chassis. Things never quite work out as planned though. The sprayer was a bit too short, so it’s chassis was replaced with one from a school bus. The axle wasn’t quite long enough to clear the boat’s draft, so it was extended with custom steel wheel spacers.
Theon, who spent $10,000 bringing his project to life, originally built the vehicle because he thought it would be “cool” to do so. It is cool, no doubt about that.Check out the amphibious boat down below fitted with some massive tires that make tossing your craft the water a non-issue as you’re able to simply drive it down the ramp and straight into the water to make your boating experience just a little bit more convenient. When you’re all done out there on the water, you can drive the boat right back up the ramp and all the way home as well.