Innovative Boat Design Expands Into Large Party Space


This innovative boat design features the best of both worlds in regards to form and function. Developed by creative studio Formquadrat, FINES is an average-sized boat that folds out into a large recreational space. The design concept includes a slim body for docking as well as practical dimensions for traveling, but then once out on the open water, the hull unfolds into a larger deck area where passengers can spread out, rest, and relax.

When all three of the interlocking sections are closed, the main body of the boat measures 8.5 feet wide and 23 feet long. The parts can then be expanded using a tension rope to create a square-shaped ship that spans 23 feet wide. Additionally, a large area in the front transforms into a lounge area with tables, chairs, a grill, and a storage space for cold beverages.

Based in Austria, Formquadrat is a professional studio that creates a wide variety of product, transportation, corporate, 3D, and exhibition designs. According to the website, “The idea behind [FINES] is to create a mobile, individual oasis of wellbeing with which you can leave overcrowded beaches behind you while still having sufficient space and comfort.”












Formquadrat website
via [Designboom]



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