Car roof box can convert into fishing boat
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UK company BoatBox has launched a car roof box and a boat in one product.
With a capacity of 650 litres, the BoatBox is one of the largest car roof boxes on the market. As a boat, it can be rowed (oars provided) and/or powered by an electric or petrol outboard motor.
The BoatBox concept was first revealed on TV series Dragons Den and later made a further TV appearance in Sir Alan Sugar’s The Apprentice. To underline its potential in the fishing market, the product made its bow at last year’s Tackle & Guns Trade Show in the UK.
BoatBox International was subsequently founded by experienced businessman, Carl Chambers, who has a number of international companies in his portfolio.
The BoatBox is designed for the angling, sailing, leisure, travel and other outdoor pursuits markets. It easily converts from a roof box to a dinghy in seconds, says the company. Features include a tough and lightweight plastic shell, bonded, twin-wall construction with built-in buoyancy compartments and stainless steel fittings. It is also lockable.
Working In collaboration with Marketing Director Adrian Bartlett, who has broad experience in the retail sector, Chambers provided the investment to launch the first BoatBox. Called the BBi LeisureTour, it comes in a choice of seven different base colours.
Chambers plans to keep design and manufacture of the product line within the UK.
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