“Coboat“ is a coworking space on a catamaran. In November 2015, “Coboat” will begin its journey in Southeast Asia en route to the Maldives and the Seychelles while passing through the Mediterranean Sea in the coming year.
No Boundaries in Sight: Coworking on the Seven Seas
30 meters long and equipped with a 32 meter high mast, Coboat is true mobile living and working. Coboat features a space of more than 700 square meters, not to mention a trampoline net as big as a volleyball pitch. Launching at the end of the year, Coboat will be the very first coworking space on the water.
“Coboat” is a catamaran with room for up to 20 digital nomads, entrepreneurs, founders and freelancers alike. The vessel offers weekly or monthly booking at around 1,000 Euros per week. The package includes accommodation, catering and an unobstructed 360° view of the sea. It provides a work-life balance like no other place in the world: High-speed internet, a fresh breeze and the “Coboat” community to enable creative and efficient working. Coboaters enrich their experience with diving, photography or simply relaxing in the sun. Numerous other activities such as brewing beer or learning the ABC’s of sailing offer plenty opportunities to relax.
“Coworking spaces are available everywhere, whether in Berlin, Chiang Mai, Barcelona or Bali”, says James Abbott, one of the initiators and operators of “Kohub” in Koh Lanta. “When it comes to mobile living and working, the desire for sunny places increases massively.” It was this desire that led the four Coboat founders to bring coworking to the sea.
“Coboat” begins its journey in Thailand. Starting in November, the catamaran will be in Southeast Asia for at least three months. The tour then heads West en route to the Maldives and the Seychelles. Come spring/summer of 2016, Coboat sails towards the Eastern and Western Mediterranean Sea until it crosses the Atlantic to arrive at the Caribbean at the end of 2016.
Starting in June 2015, the first batch of limited early-bird tickets will be offered through coboat.org. 20 spots are available at a time, allowing for approximately 1,000 spots per year. A Kickstarter campaign will start soon after. The campaign will offer supporters additional tickets before they go on regular sale, starting in July.
“On a sailboat, you spend 24 hours a day in a collective”, describes initiator Karsten Knoor about his vision, “This is an unusual situation for regular coworking and it’s amplified by the blending with nature and water.”
The initiators are founders and entrepreneurs by heart; always mobile – always creative. Karsten: “The idea arose in Thailand while working at Kohub, James Abbott’s coworking space. With Coboat, we realise our own dream to experience the world by boat, while being productive, meeting new people and helping them develop their ideas.”
“If you want to work or realise ideas and concepts in a collective, Coboat brings you together with like-minded people from all over the world to help develop new ideas and business.”, outlines founder Tommy Westlin his vision of Coboat.
Coboat is powered by environmentally-friendly, sustainable technology, which includes a state-of-the-art electric motor powered by solar and wind energy.
Coboat is non-profit venture. Net income will be re-invested into maintaining and further developing the project, as well as charity and aid projects for the areas where the Coboat community stays.
“Coboat“ is a coworking space on a catamaran that travels the world. Digital nomads, founders or freelancers are able to book one of the 20 available spots by week. The ticket includes a accommodation, catering and high-speed internet. Additionally, Coboat enables inspiration and knowledge exchange, as well as numerous possibilities to experience the world right on the water (sailing, diving, photography, cooking).
#Coworking Space on the Seven Seas: Catamaran starts in November in SE-Asia, Early-Bird-Tx coboat.org @coboat
Karsten Knorr, Australia, [email protected]
Entrepreneur, communication professional, dive instructor, skipper
James Abbott, Thailand, [email protected]
entrepreneur, coworking space owner, programmer, engineer
Tommy Westlin, Finland, [email protected]
Entrepreneur, designer, web developer
Twitter: @endeavouren, Instagram: @endeavour80
Gerald Schömbs, Germany, [email protected]
communication professional, entrepreneur
Web: gerald.berlin, linkedin.com/in/schoembs,
Twitter: @geeberlin, Instagram: @geeberlin