In 1987, a pilot by the name of Robert Plath invented a new kind of suitcase. It had two wheels and a rigid stowaway handle. While a pretty basic concept, it was revolutionary compared to what already existed (suitcases with no or four wheels and leash), and now almost every suitcase is designed in this style.
We feel it's the same with our new Wheelbarrow dinghy. The general concept is the boat converts to a wheelbarrow by using the oars as handles, and having a wheel built into the bow. It feels so awesome, comfortable and easy to transport, its hard to understand why every dinghy in the world isn't designed this way. Folding wheels or compact dollies just aren't the same. Harry Brian of Nova Scotia was the first to offer plans for a wheelbarrow boat, but our version is the first designed for stich and glue construction.
We designed the boat for performance, looks, light weight and ease of construction. The prototype has been rigorously tested, and we are thrilled with the results. We are offering the boat as plans, kits and digital plans, and they are now ready for pre-order. You can find out more about the boat here.