Laura K. Cowan

Foldable Float Catamaran is a Solar-Powered Summer Retreat

by , 06/17/11

Jeffrey Greger, Float Solar Catamaran, solar boat, green transportation, alternative transportation, foldable boat

Why should rich guys have all the fun on the water? That’s the idea behind designer Jeffrey Greger’s new solar-powered catamaran, the Float, which he designed for students and young professionals. The craft is designed for relaxing: up to 4 passengers can recline on a mesh hammock material that is supposed to mimic the feel of sitting on the beach.

Jeffrey Greger, Float Solar Catamaran, solar boat, green transportation, alternative transportation, foldable boat

The Float solar catamaran has a solar-cell-packed screen roof, which can be retracted for panoramic views. It is powered by the sun and steered via a gyroscopic handheld controller. But the coolest thing about this little boat is that it folds up to fit inside a standard rooftop car carrier. Greger claims the boat will be affordable, so it could offer a lot of fun to families and friends interested in floating down a river or having a beach party on the lake. We’re not so sure how the solar panels would handle being packed and unpacked repeatedly, but we love the idea.

+ Jeffrey Greger

Via NotCot

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