Imagine, being able to fold up and tote, a 10.5 foot sailboat in the back of your SUV.
Sound a little hard to believe? Well. It’s not, thanks to a company called Tiwal based out of Vannes, France.
The small boat weighs in at just 112 lbs and can carry two adult passengers on a windy day. It comes packed away in two bags and can be assembled in just about 20 minutes. You also get the option to purchase one with two different sails–one for heavy wind (56 sq. ft.) and one for lighter days (75 sq. ft.).
The boat is assembled by inflating the hull using a high pressure air pump, followed by assembling the mast and outriggers and launching the craft into the water. It has a boom-less sail to reduce weight and help prevent accidental overboard drills. Plus, the company asserts that it’s strong enough to withstand rough seas and heavier winds–making it ocean ready should you need to ditch your super yacht in rough seas.
While it seems perfect for those little day sailing adventures (and it wont take up more space than a couple of large suitcases in your car), I’m betting that a lot of the folks that buy this nearly $10,000 dinghy are simply going to store it in their storage locker on their much bigger, much more luxurious, private yacht. Oh –and the high pressure pump to blow it up? That’s sold separately.