Penven’s design is built out of lightweight waterproof material and rigid board panels. Users can simply unfold the boat and insert metal poles to give the vessel its shape, much like a tent. A wooden slat supports the sides and also acts as a seat. Once the boat is finished with, it can be packed away and fitted into the trunk of a small car.
The video below shows the device in action:
Although the boat was created as part of an educational program, it is easy to see how the design fills a niche in the outdoors market, requiring little investment and effort for daytrippers.
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