Houseboat review: the Australian CaraBoat

Imagine having a caravan and a boat. In one…


Looking for an amazing way to spend your free time, on both the road and on water? Check out the CaraBoat. This combination of a high-end caravan and a luxury houseboat enables you to go cruising on the water while the country's landscape passes by. Cruise to a campsite and just relax with your family and friends. For the true houseboat fan this is as good as it gets!


Houseboat CaraBoat

Can you picture yourself driving the ultimate houseboat with your friends and family? (photo: CaraBoat)


Speed up to 17 knots!


Instead of having a stationary vacation home, the 7,5 meter long CaraBoat allows you to travel to various places either over land or water with all with the modern conveniences 'on board'. Rated as one of the best makers of mobile- and boat homes in the world, there are no expenses spared. Once the CaraBoat is put on the trailer the total length is 9,2 meter. You can drive it around just as easy as any other caravan. Once this beauty is released on the water it can cruise with a top speed of 17 knots. You'll get there fast. Or just take your time to enjoy your journey, the choice is yours!


Houseboat Caraboat on trailer

On the trailer the CaraBoat is just as comfortable as any off-road caravan. (photo: CaraBoat)


Travel in style like Bond, James Bond

Why fly around the world when you can travel it by land and sea yourself? When you want to break out of the dull grind of daily life, take your house for a ride. Like straight out of a James Bond movie, suddenly the world is wide open for you to explore in your stylish and unique vessel. The CaraBoat has sleeps for up to 4 persons and has two 30 hp Tohatso 4 stroke outboard engines.


Interiour Houseboat CaraBoat

The interior matches any high end caravan with ease. (photo: CaraBoat)


One of the key elements of the CaraBoat is that all space is used very efficient. You can store everything aboard even if you’re planning a longer trip. Like a get away for the weekend or when you take a three month sabbatical, it all depends on the adventure you want to set out for.


The ultimate driving houseboat


Head out either alone or with some friends: the CaraBoat has a great thought through layout and therefor feels like it has enough space for everyone. Have an extravagant party on your favorite lakes with ease, it offers many possibilities for multiple purposes. With windows all around you won’t miss out on anything. These vessels combine everything you can dream of for your quality time away from home. We truly think this is the ultimate driving houseboat.


Side view of the CaraBoat Houseboat


Attention! Wanted: builders in the USA


At this time the Australian based company CaraBoat is looking for builders in the USA to make the big leap to the States. So if you're interested in joining their great team and building the CaraBoat, just contact them via their website.

For more information on purchasing or renting one go to




Dimensions, CaraBoat without trailer

LOA:  7.5m (24.6ft)

BOA:  2.5m (8.2 ft)

Height floating no A/C: 2.05m (6.7ft)

Height floating with A/C Option: 2.25m (7.4ft)

Draft: 0.2m (8 inch)

Weight: 1700 kg


Dimensions on Trailer

Trailer length: 9.2m (30.2ft)

Height no A/C: 2.8m (9.2ft)

Height A/C option: 3.05m (10ft)

Width: 2.5m (8.2ft)

Trailer weight: 780kg

Combined weight: 2500 kg

Towball down weight: 245 kg

Tankage Fresh water: 180L (2 x 90L)

Tankage Grey ater: 50-75L

Tankage Black water: 19L (Domestic)



Internal Headroom Standard: 1.94m

Internal Headroom Hi-Line opt: 2.04m

Engines: 2 x 30 hp Tohatsu 4 stroke

Max speed: 15-17 Knots (subject to load)


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