Folding composite boat makes waves


A 3.7-meter-long boat weighing just 55 kg folds nicely for transport in as little as 45 seconds according to its developers Cobra International (Chonburi, Thailand) and Quickboats (Cottesloe, WA, Australia). Utilizing a PVC foam core and glass fiber-reinforced epoxy thermoset construction, the boat is stowed in two storage bags, one for the hull and the other for the seats and other components, that can easily be carried on a roof rack according to Danu Chotikapanich, CEO of Cobra, pictured here (left) with the boat on show at JEC Asia.
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