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There is now only one more Quickboat left at $2999 - who will be the lucky last to get a Foundation Series at this price? Act fast if you don't want to miss out!
For people that want a Quickboat, your window of opportunity to secure one in 2013 is now closing fast.
There are three ways you can secure your Quickboat for 2013.
1. Buy a boat outright for the fixed price of $2999 (ex taxes)
2. Pay a deposit of $699 now, pay the rest later
3. Reserve a limited 2013 production Quickboat with an Option to purchase for only $79 (see image below)
You have the opportunity now to get in front of the general public.
Bag your boat today!
Make sure you are one of the lucky people that have secured a boat, or a position in the production line now, by choosing one of the perks on this page.
Why we still need your help...
People don't get in touch with the outdoors enough, and the Quickboat is a great way to help more people be active and connect with the environment. We want more families fishing, more campers boating and more people enjoying the freedom and fun of being out on the water.
The cost of a boat or the challenges of boat storage are now no longer a barrier, thanks to the Quickboat. Even if you've never owned or driven a boat before, this is the boat for you!
This is the way you can spend more time having fun with your friends and family outdoors.
With the extra funds you help us raise in the rest of this campaign, we’ll be able to increase our production capacity in 2013 and get more boats to more people faster! Back us today so more people can enjoy the benefits of an unfolding boat for fishing, camping, fun or rescue next year, including yourself!
We want to help you and as many people as possible unfold freedom on the water in 2013!
Ahoy there! We're creating a revolution in boating with the world’s coolest unfolding boat and we need your help to make it happen.
The first model of our unfolding boat was called a “Flat-Out-Boat”. We made 50 of these and the owners absolutely love them!
The Flat-Out-Boat won numerous awards because of its patented design that covers how it unfolds and how the power is transferred to the boat.
The boat is strong, rigid and planes beautifully even in mildly choppy conditions. It can manage 20 knots with up to four people on board and is easy to control.
In the past couple of years we’ve improved upon the original boat by making the Quickboat lighter, stronger, safer and even easier to build.
Who is behind this project?
Deryck Graham (Seen in the photo above and the time lapse video earlier in the project description) is the President and founder of Quickboats.
Born in the US, he has built a number of successful start-ups around the core technology of advanced composites. He was a founder of the very cool Eagle Aircraft that manufactured advanced composite, 2 seat aircraft, and more recently co-founded Quickstep Technologies that develops technologies to mass manufacture cars using carbon fiber. He likes this stuff but he really loves the Quickboat!
And of course, the champion sports fisherman and boating enthusiast, James Graham (featured in the videos above).
Why an unfolding boat?
The Quickboat solves two of the biggest challenges people face when considering buying a boat - having enough room to store one and enough money to buy one.
Because the boat can be flat packed it can hang on the wall in your garage, fit on the roof of your car and transported to your local lake or across the nation.
The 10.8’ Quickboat can be stored in two bags that will weigh under 88lbs/40kgs together (even less than the current boat design you see in the main video above), making it easy to store and transport anywhere. (Motor not included)
Because the Quickboat is so affordable and you don’t need a heap of space to store it, even if you hadn't thought of owning a boat before - now the world has changed and you can. The Quickboat is easy for people of all ages to unfold, and even easier to control on the water, regardless of your boating experience.
The panels for the hull of the Quickboat are built using advanced composites as are the super strong, lightweight hinges that hold them together.
With the help of our composites engineer, we’ve been able to make the Quickboat weigh under 88lbs (40kgs).
How you can help
Back us today and help us get more of these incredible unfolding boats to more people faster!
When this project is funded successfully to reach our goal of $20,000, we’ll have the money we need for the boat to be certified as meeting all of the required international marine and boating standards.
We know it will get certified, as the earlier model did with ease, we just need your backing to pay for the testing and international certification processes.
Without your help, it’s possible the boat will not make it to most of the big market places in the world in 2013, possibly not even in the USA!
WHAT YOU GET AS A BACKER
Perks delivered in time for Christmas
Option Pack 1 - $79. Get a right to buy one of the few Quickboats that will be available through our website in 2013, plus the scale model die cut boat and a very cool Quickboats folding cap and of course your personalised framed option certificate.
Option pack 2 The Double Cap Pack - $99. Get all of the above plus an extra child size folding cap with "Crew Member" embroided on it to share with your son or daughter.
Pay a deposit or buy a Quickboat outright - $699 - $5800. See below for the details on your boat delivery in 2013, but know you'll be getting an awesome gift pack in time for Christmas too, complete with a limited edition framed certificate, die cut folding boats and a family pack of folding caps too!
Perks delivered in 2013
Pay a deposit for your Quickboat now - $699
We've only got so many boats available in the first production run and this is your chance to secure one without paying for it in full. You are guaranteed one of the boats from our first production run and this is a deposit towards the boat that will be used a discount from the full retail price (up to $3,500). See delivery and payment plan details in text to the left. Price not including taxes (if any). Welcome aboard!
Buy a Limited Edition Foundation Hero Quickboat - $2,999.
Well, if you’d like to guarantee you’ll get one of the new Quickboats at a fixed price of under $3,000*. You'll be recognised as a Quickboats Hero on our website and as a bonus you'll get a limited edition model of the boat exclusive to Heroes that buy the boat outright through Indiegogo during this campaign.
You'll get an extra special framed Quickboat Hero Certificate delivered in time for Christmas too, along with four folding Quickboat caps, 2 die cut model boats for you to share with the kids (or keep to yourself!) and your Quickboat will be delivered with an exclusive Quickboat Hero resin badge to make your unfolding boat even more impressive for your friends and family.
You will be one of the only Quickboats Heroes in the world, leaving a legacy for generations of unfolding Quickboaters to come!
Not to mention being a hero in the family for investing in something sure to create endless memories of fun and adventure you will share with your children forever.
What a great suprise for the family this Christmas!
You are buying it for them of course... (wink wink)
* All prices are quoted ex tax as this varies from state to state and country to country.
Frequently asked questions
Will I get my Indiegogo option hats and gifts before Christmas?
Yes, unless you live at the North Pole we expect to provide you all with fantastic Christmas presents for your tree!
What will it cost to deliver my boat to me in 2013?
We expect to deliver your boat to your door most anywhere in the USA, Australia or Western Europe for about $200. That is cheap! If it is a bit more we will pay the difference if it is a lot more (you live on top of some mountain top in the middle of the Alps or something) then we might share the difference. Whatever is fair! If you live in the Himalayas we will have to work this out together.
Will my option number guarantee me with a boat?
Your Indiegogo option puts you ahead of all normal purchasers (we get 1-3 per day) to get the boat in 2013. If you want to be ahead of everyone then some priority is given to the 30+ people that will buy a Quickboat outright.
How many will the first production order be and when are they expected to be delivered?
The first production order will be for 225 boats. They will are expected to be available to Indiegogo VIP’s in August or September 2013. If you are outside this number put another 30 days on this date.
Will the boat be certificated for use?
Yes the Quickboat must be certificated for use in the USA, Europe, the UK and Australia if it is sold there and you are to use it. Remember the boat will be approved for recreational use not commercial rental etc. Not on day one. If for some reason you have purchased a boat and we cannot get the boat certificated in your country without undue expense we will refund your money. We think this is most unlikely.
Five prototypes will be manufactured to pass rigorous testing by our engineering team in early 2013.
What is the time table to production - and my first Quickboat?
- Material testing trials completed December 2012
- Prototypes 2-5 built February 2013
- Trials for marine standard acceptance April / May 2013
- Order placed with the manufacturer June 2013
- First orders delivered August 2013
"Unfold Your Freedom" in 2013 and be first to have the world's coolest boat.
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