Marine

Origo folding boat can be assembled in 10-15 minutes

Origo boat from the Dolinšek family
Origo boat from the Dolinšek family
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With a few modifications, the Origo boat can become a sailing boat
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With a few modifications, the Origo boat can become a sailing boat
The Origo Boat comes flat packed, enabling users to transport it directly to the beach or lake
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The Origo Boat comes flat packed, enabling users to transport it directly to the beach or lake
Fixing screws are made from nylon and are 100 percent recyclable
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Fixing screws are made from nylon and are 100 percent recyclable
The Origo boat measures 3 m (9.8 ft) in length, weighs 64 kg (141 lb) and packs down to 280 x 25 cm (110 x 9.8 in)
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The Origo boat measures 3 m (9.8 ft) in length, weighs 64 kg (141 lb) and packs down to 280 x 25 cm (110 x 9.8 in)
The clever design consists of a boat shell which pops open and is securely held in place with special screws
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The clever design consists of a boat shell which pops open and is securely held in place with special screws
The Origo boat comes equipped with attachable paddles
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The Origo boat comes equipped with attachable paddles
The main features of the Origo boat
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The main features of the Origo boat
The Origo is a foldable, eco friendly boat, that is designed for ease of transport and storage
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The Origo is a foldable, eco friendly boat, that is designed for ease of transport and storage
The vessel can be fitted with a gasoline motor up to 3.5 kW or an electric motor up to 5 hp
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The vessel can be fitted with a gasoline motor up to 3.5 kW or an electric motor up to 5 hp
The vessel comes with two paddles and padded seating
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The vessel comes with two paddles and padded seating
The Origo Boat can be assembled in under 15 minutes
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The Origo Boat can be assembled in under 15 minutes
Making of the Origo Boat
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Making of the Origo Boat
Origo boat from the Dolinšek family
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Origo boat from the Dolinšek family
The Origo boat packs down to 280 x 25 cm (110 x 9.8 in)
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The Origo boat packs down to 280 x 25 cm (110 x 9.8 in)

Slovenian brothers Luka and David Dolinšek have joined forces with their father Jure to create a foldable and eco-friendly boat. Following in the footsteps of the Quickboat, Foldaboat and Transporter, the Origo boat comes flat packed, enabling users to transport it directly to the beach or lake before assembling it in under 15 minutes. The family team is currently launching the innovative boat concept through a Kickstarter campaign to bring Origo into full production.

"Ourfather, Jure, is an adventurous fisherman and as much as he lovesfishing, he loves developing innovative ideas," the Dolinšekbrothers tell Gizmag. "In the past he came up with numerous designs for a boat, but from different materials and using adifferent method of assembly. However, the Origo design meant that hecould just pack up his boat as he does with his fishing equipment andtake it back home, without ever worrying about docking or havingtrouble with transportation."

The Origo boat packs down to 280 x 25 cm (110 x 9.8 in)
The Origo boat packs down to 280 x 25 cm (110 x 9.8 in)

The ABS plastic Origo boat is 3 m (9.8 ft) in length, weighs 64 kg (141 lb)and packs down to 280 x 25 cm (110 x 9.8 in),allowing users to fit it in the back of the car and store itat home. Each part slots into place and is held fast with special nylon screws that can be tightened and released without the need for the power tools.

"Ittook a lot of hand crafting, reworking and testing in order to makeOrigo Boat a reliable vessel that meets all the certified standarddemands for boats in its class," says the Dolinšek brothers."The choice of a durable yet eco-friendly material was essentialand assembly or operation of the Origo Boat requires no specialskills."

Thevessel comes with two paddles, padded seating for up to fourpeople and can be fitted with a gasoline motor up to 3.5 kW or anelectric motor up to 5 hp. The boat can also be fitted with a sailingmast and used a smallsailboat.

The main features of the Origo boat
The main features of the Origo boat

SPECIFICATIONSAssembled:

  • Length(LOA): 300 cm/118 in
  • Width:124 cm/49 in
  • Height:60 cm/24 in
  • Draft:5 cm/2 in
  • Weight:64 kg/141 lb
  • Capacity:275 kg/606 lb

Disassembled:

  • Length:300 cm/118 in
  • Width:60 cm/24 in
  • Weight:64 kg/141 lb

Super early bird special pledges of US$990 for a single Origo boat are still listed as available at the time of writing, representing a substantial saving on the expected retail price of $2,500. If all goes as expected, shipping is scheduled to start in February 2016.
You can see the Kickstarter pitch video below.

Sources: Origo Boat, Kickstarter

ORIGO Boat Kickstarter video

1 comment
Galane
Look up the folbot. In business since 1933.
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