Airstream trailers have been nicknamed a lot of things: the Silver Bullet, a Toaster-on-Wheels, and even the Silver Twinkie. But, according to a report by Curbed.com, the now iconic American aluminum trailer — especially its largest models — has also been known as a “land yacht,” thanks to its high-end design reminiscent of the largest ships on the sea.
Airstream lived up to this title in 2014 when it debuted what it called “the most luxurious Airstream ever conceived.” The special edition model—the Land Yacht 28—boasted three rooms and was designed with the help of Mauro Micheli, head designer at yacht design firm Officina Italiana Design, with cabinetry from the Italian firm Tecnoform.
All of that impressive pedigree meant one thing for the Land Yacht: It was fancy. Designed to resemble a luxury watercraft, the 28-foot trailer slept six and came with boat-deck plank flooring, LED lighting, and Corian countertops. The master bedroom boasted a pillow top queen mattress, a 30-inch flatscreen, and plenty of under-the-bed storage.
The technology and decor was also first class. A powered pedestal table moved the dining room table out of the way to free up space, and a powered outdoor awning made shade accessible. The interior came in two color options, dark wood and cream or a lighter wood with dark grey seating fabric.
The Land Yacht started at $146,362 and because it was a special edition model, it had limited production.
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