Even though we’ve seen canoes and canoes in various forms, aquanaut, designed by Roland heersink, a Texas engineer, has caught our eye. The project, which is being crowdfunded by kickstart, not only has a foldable portable storage design, but also provides an electric drive scheme, and users can connect them side by side with two pairs of metal beams. < / P > < p > it is understood that each aquanaut can accommodate two passengers. The platform between the hulls can be used as storage space or as a bench for a single person. The motor is installed on the rear beam. < / P > < p > the hull is made of pre folded 4 mm ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (uhpde). After the support rod is removed, it can be easily folded into a 3-inch (76 mm) thick flat plate. < / P > < p > the aquanaut in a fragmented state has a storage weight of 36 pounds (16 kg). But when built, it can carry a payload of up to 650 pounds (295 kg) (about four average weight adults). < / P > < p > heersink points out that the complete aquanaut can be assembled or folded in 10 minutes without the need for any other tools. In the finished state, the length is 8 feet 10 inches (2.7 meters) and the span is 7 feet (2.1 meters). < / P > < p > as for the maximum speed, it obviously depends on the weight of the passenger and the maximum output of the motor. If you are interested, you can go to KickStarter and enjoy the early bird discount of $2799 (about 18873 RMB), and the recommended retail price is $3999 (about 26965 RMB). Apple extends AppleCare + purchase period: users can decide within 60 days

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