Quickboats Folding Boat

Product + engineering + Production

 

Quickboats came to D+I with the task of re-imagining an existing product.

They wanted a boat of the highest quality that was ultra-light, that could be deployed in under two minutes, carried easily by two people, have all the elements stored in three bags and be transported in a standard car.

 
Quickboats Folding Runabout Boat
Quickboats Folding Runabout Boat
Quickboats Folding Runabout Boat
 

Trailer not required

The boat carries four adults and can be powered by a 10hp motor at full planing speeds. The Quickboat promises to revolutionise the boating market by making it accessible to a whole new group of customers who will no longer be burdened by the costs of owning a trailer. The boat simply folds and is stored compactly on a garage wall.

 
Quickboats Folding Runabout Boat
 

Cutting edge material

D+I, together with the Quickboats development team, explored lightweight composite panel construction, sophisticated hinging materials and elegant assembly methods to create a truly unique product  one that is protected by several new patents.

D+I also worked closely with the Thai production facility to ensure the final fidelity of the boat was maintained. Colour, finishes and materials coming together to create a compelling and game-changing product.

 
Quickboats Folding Runabout Boat