Forget drab walls, cramped cubicles, and the daily 9-to-5 grind. Imagine working in an office out on the open sea–gazing out at blue waves and azure skies, feeling the warmth of sunshine, and smelling the ocean breeze while pushing your creativity and innovation further than ever before. That fantasy will become a reality with the launch of Coboat, a revolutionary idea that will allow digital nomads to take part in the first co-working space to hit the high seas. Founded by international innovators who met on the shores of Thailand, Coboat provides a mobile office and home for professionals who wish to circumnavigate the globe, explore uncharted waters, and embark on an exciting adventure combining work, life, and play.
The 82-foot catamaran, which is entirely solar- and wind-powered with a backup generator, has enough room aboard for 20 participants, as well as a captain, cook, community manager, and additional deckhands as needed. Passengers can access the internet at any time, work on their laptops, collaborate with each other, relax in their shared cabins, eat and drink under the stars, explore new places on different islands, and enjoy a variety of activities like fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking. With a price tag of 1,000 ($1,124 USD) per week, the Coboat experience isn't cheap, but it promises full accommodation, meals, high-speed internet, and the chance to learn and grow in the company of like-minded professionals while drawing inspiration from the ever-changing natural surroundings.
As of now, Coboat has sold more than 125 of its 1,000 slots available per year, with the first voyage setting sail from Thailand in November. Among those who have signed up are journalists, graphic designers, programmers, copy writers, travel bloggers, and entrepreneurs. If you're interested joining this unique adventure, check out their website, or apply to this scholarship by September 15 to win 100 consecutive days on Coboat.