German Landwassershlepper, literally “Land-Water-Hauler”, although “shlep” has such an extra connotation of arduous labor in Yiddish that it’s appropriate for this tub. There exists a point- determined by the hull’s friction and shape- where no amount of extra diesel horsepower will make you go any faster (sometimes referred to as “hull speed”). If you’re dragging big gnarly claws around, that speed’s going to get you halfway to nowhere. It would make a great RV, though.
World of Tanks
The M/V Aria is a tour boat/hotel that lets you tour the Amazon river from the comfort of a snuggly bed.
(Source: tokyo-bleep, via t-s-k-b)