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Foldable Float Catamaran is a Solar-Powered Summer Retreat
Posted By Laura K. Cowan On June 17, 2011 @ 6:42 pm In Environment,Green Technology,Green Transportation,Innovation,Solar Power | No Comments
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.
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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 rich guys: http://inhabitat.com/party-like-a-prince-in-the-octuri-flying-yacht/
 Jeffrey Greger’s: http://www.coroflot.com/jeffrey_greger/Float-Solar-Catamaran/5
 solar-powered: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=solar-powered
 catamaran: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=catamaran
 solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=solar+panels
 + Jeffrey Greger: http://www.coroflot.com/jeffrey_greger/Float-Solar-Catamaran/1
 NotCot: http://www.notcot.org
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