CC readers know our site’s Founder has enjoyed outfitting his Promaster Van into a nice, cozy, small recreational vehicle – but we also know he has larger ambitions…
And here it is Paul – I’m not sure if it’s for sale or for how much, but it needs your talents…
More Info: https://www.bus.man.eu/de/en/man-world/man-in-germany/press-and-media/50-years-NEOPLAN-Skyliner_-A-yacht-for-the-road-292928.html
What has been seen cannot be unseen…
It looks like a “church” bus with that side window! Should be stained glass though….
No, I don’t think Paul’s a big drinker, unlike whoever did this to humanity. Still, before the wine got the better of him, the guy clearly owned a Heinkel 111 (or the front part of one), a bus and a neo-Gothic home.
It’s just a pity that his condition caused him to renovate all three into one unit.
It’s a McVansion.
You win the internet for the day!
Interesting to find that relatively few interior photos are readily available.
Makes me wonder if there’s a lot of unfinished business inside.
Go here for interior pics: https://www.roadyachting.com/
Thanks, Paul…will do.
I’m flattered that you think I can improve this further, as its a very well built and outfitted bus which can be rented on its usual spot on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Italy, or taken on a road trip. The link in the first comment tells its story, about how it was rescued back in the 1980s, and how it took about a decade to get it finished.
Here’s the link again: https://www.bus.man.eu/de/en/man-world/man-in-germany/press-and-media/50-years-NEOPLAN-Skyliner_-A-yacht-for-the-road-292928.html
And here’s the actual website (in German) with pictures of the interior and details of renting it: https://www.roadyachting.com/
Don’t you think that the 11’8″ bridge that eats trucks should be avoided by this elevated “unique” travel conveyance.
You beat me to the punch.😉😉
This bus would also avoid most toll booths as well.
It’s not any taller than what it was originally,a two-decker bus. It may look taller because the driver’s compartment is much lower than a single-decker bus. It undoubtedly does just fine on the European highways and tool booths except for where there are specific height restrictions.
European double deckers are normally 4m high (13′ 1.5″ so slightly lower than something like a Routemaster 14′ 4.5″ – 4.38m).
With the glass front it made me think of the Plaxton/Bedford Cinema coach covered here in 2016.
That must have some kind of record for the most pieces of glass on the front of a vehicle.
Reminds me a bit of the Dornier DO-17.
A Dornier! THAT’S what I was thinking of.
Just what a house on wheels needs for modern traffic, a forward bombadier to clear the way.
Binoculars would be especially useful up there
“Navigator to pilot, Navigator to pilot”
“Go ahead, Navigator”
“I see a cop up ahead, slow down to 70 mph”
Wild, all those little glass panes in the fron remind of 1930s bombers. I do like the idea of a double decker bus conversion with upstairs bedrooms and a cathedral ceiling living room.
Looks like someone was inspired by The Cyclops. I wonder if there’s a piano in the upstairs lounge?
I said right turn Chewie! RAWARGWAWGGR