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2019 Season

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Coworking on a beautiful catamaran sailing the seven seas? Yes, it’s real.

You’re an adventurous entrepreneur, a digital nomad or a visionary startup? The endless horizon is your limit and you want to collaborate and be inspired, do something extraordinary? Get on board of Coboat! Learn more

  • Online

    “Yes, there is fast and reliable internet on board!”

  • Green

    “We’re on the way to a zero carbon footprint.”

  • Social

    “With Coboat’s profits we want to do good to the world.”

Coboat will provide the previously unthinkable:

high-speed internet connection on the ocean, combining the latest generation of marine satellite and land-based communication technologies.

Coboat will provide the previously bbb:

high-speed internet connection on the ocean, combining the latest generation of marine satellite and land-based communication technologies.

Coboat will provide the previously aaa:

high-speed internet connection on the ocean, combining the latest generation of marine satellite and land-based communication technologies.

  • Online

    “Yes, there is fast and reliable internet on board!”

    Coboat will provide the previously unthinkable:

    high-speed internet connection on the ocean, combining the latest generation of marine satellite and land-based communication technologies.

  • Green

    “We’re on the way to a zero carbon footprint.”

    Coboat will provide the previously unthinkable:

    high-speed internet connection on the ocean, combining the latest generation of marine satellite and land-based communication technologies.

  • Social

    “With Coboat’s profits we want to do good to the world.”

    Coboat will provide the previously unthinkable:

    high-speed internet connection on the ocean, combining the latest generation of marine satellite and land-based communication technologies.

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A different view on the world. Updated daily.

Collaborate, innovate and create with fellow Coboaters aboard one of the most inspirational coworking environments in the world. Detach from land. Free your mind. Immerse yourself in nature. Boost your productivity on the high seas. Life aboard Coboat is all about achieving balance and creating a life to love: When you need a break from work, get unplugged, connect with others or dive into the crystal clear blue water.

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We know it is hard for you as busy digital nomads & entrepreneurs to find time in your schedule. But space on Coboat is limited. With our open voucher at the pre-launch price you can join us whenever it fits into your future travel plans and still get a guaranteed spot.
What’s included? Accommodations in shared double or triple cabins, breakfast, lunch and dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, Internet/WiFi, some watersport equipment, port fees and charges, experience of a lifetime.

Not included: Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, eating out, scuba diving.
Check out our FAQ sections and Terms & booking conditions.

We know it is hard for you as busy digital nomads & entrepreneurs to find time in your schedule. But space on Coboat is limited. With our open voucher at the pre-launch price you can join us whenever it fits into your future travel plans and still get a guaranteed spot.
What’s included? Accommodations in shared double or triple cabins, breakfast, lunch and dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, Internet/WiFi, some watersport equipment, port fees and charges, experience of a lifetime.

Not included: Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, eating out, scuba diving.
Check out our FAQ sections and Terms & booking conditions.

  • We know it is hard for you as busy digital nomads & entrepreneurs to find time in your schedule. But space on Coboat is limited. With our open voucher at the pre-launch price you can join us whenever it fits into your future travel plans and still get a guaranteed spot.
    What’s included? Accommodations in shared double or triple cabins, breakfast, lunch and dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, Internet/WiFi, some watersport equipment, port fees and charges, experience of a lifetime.

    Not included: Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, eating out, scuba diving.
    Check out our FAQ sections and Terms & booking conditions.

  • We know it is hard for you as busy digital nomads & entrepreneurs to find time in your schedule. But space on Coboat is limited. With our open voucher at the pre-launch price you can join us whenever it fits into your future travel plans and still get a guaranteed spot.
    What’s included? Accommodations in shared double or triple cabins, breakfast, lunch and dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, Internet/WiFi, some watersport equipment, port fees and charges, experience of a lifetime.

    Not included: Flights, transfers, alcoholic drinks, eating out, scuba diving.
    Check out our FAQ sections and Terms & booking conditions.

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Community.

Share your Expertise. Benefit from others.

Imagine a multi-cultural group of like-minded creatives and techies, leaving behind their successful careers to embark on a Coboat voyage of discovery. This is where all the good stuff happens! Coboat offers the best of of coliving, coworking camps and retreats to create a new experience in coworkations. Ideal for startups, location independent and remote workers looking for new ideas in an inspirational environment.

Our Friends and Partners.

As a floating coworking space, we are always on the move, which renders us perfectly poised to bridge the gap between existing coworking communities worldwide

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Our community is traveling the globe so we have a lot of photo ops! Check out our freshest impressions from the oceans, shores, harbours and the people of Coboat! @gocoboat

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Mock up of the original Coboat.
Currently under construction 
and will launch in 2017

Meet the

Coboat

The world’s largest sailing yacht with electric propulsion & energy regeneration.

Green Tech. For the Planet we love. Whenever possible, we will sail. If the winds die down, we will power up our engines – using stored energy. Clean and quiet. Just like our electricity re-generated by the wind and the sun. Learn more

Online never felt so good.

As a coworking space, reliable internet connections are essential. Close to land? 3G & 4G does the job. Out at sea? Count on a seamless transition to satellite-based communications. With wifi and gadgets galore, Coboat will have all the gear you need to benefit from this maritime adventure. Learn more

Online never felt

so good.

Our Innovation Partners make Coboat great.

Green, sustainable energy and propulsion systems, state-of the-art communication, networking and entertainment technology: without the help of these companies Coboat wouldn’t exist. Learn more

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“Can I bring my pet?” “What do we do in the evenings?” Get all your answers right here.

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“If you can build a boat, you can build a castle”

The Coboat Delivery crossing from the Maldives to Thailand wasn’t quite plain sailing. I envisaged Heinz Grünwald, Uwe Allgäuer, Matthias Zeitler and their six other companions spending much of the 17 days and nights exploring ideas, chilling on the yacht’s nets with a few coldies. Not so.

There were ‘all hands on deck’ moments, storms, night watches, fatigue, break-downs and stuff-ups. There were also shooting stars and triple rainbows, dance parties, spaghetti, lots of sharing, business development and interventions.

And the venture Heinz, Uwe and Matthias are now building, Coliving.at, came to life on Coboat during this voyage. Listening to them recount their experience had me grinning from ear to ear.

Cofounders of coliving.at

Heinz originally thought of the idea two years ago. He envisaged a community living and working in a castle outside Vienna. He wanted to bring together entrepreneurs and freelancers in a coliving, coworking space, in a remote location free of distractions. The idea was to be inspired, and to grow start-ups with the support of a community. And live in a castle!

According to a recent survey, coworking spaces have grown by 36% in the last twelve months, which puts the number of coworking spaces worldwide at around 7,800. Today, about half a million people are working in coworking spaces. And yet with all its coworking spaces, Austria has no coliving environment.

After two years Heinz’s idea hadn’t left the starting blocks. During the crossing, Coboat’s cofounder Karsten Knorr, coached and mentored Heinz on his castle vision, identifying reasons why in its current form it wasn’t viable. But when you are surrounded by creative, adventurous minds this insight was far from a showstopper.

Uwe and Matthias were totally sold listening to Heinz talk about this castle idea set in rural Austria. This was the lifestyle they all aspired to live but couldn’t find any such opportunity close by. So when your lifestyle doesn’t come to you – you build it.

Uwe and Mattias joined forces with Heinz to adapt the idea and make it more financially viable, exploring various different business models. In fact, Matthias (already location independent and an entrepreneur) wouldn’t let the idea go even after the sailing trip, and kept encouraging Heinz to pursue it. That was when they decided to initiate the Coliving.at project and reach out to like minded people who could help lift it off the ground. “They gave me passion and inspiration,” Heinz explained about his companions.

So, what made them go for it? When I asked this question they looked at each and said “Coboat inspired us.”

Heinz was at Kohub, the coworking space on Koh Lanta Thailand, in March 2015 when the Coboat idea was first conceived. And then in late summer he saw it become a reality. It proved to all of them that an ambitious, seemingly impossible idea, could be made possible. Their time on the boat also proved that it was not just possible, but inspiring to bring digital nomads together in one place, coliving and coworking.

And that began their land-based partnership. Since the crossing they have continued to grow their concept, searching for the right property, building their website and growing their community.

I asked them if this would become their ‘new full time jobs’. “This is a fun project for all of us. So our approach was not, “what business should we be in?” but rather “how can we create our dream living environment?” We are all working on other ventures to earn a living” they told me.

Uwe had a long corporate career prior to his semi-retiring to manage real estate investments and enjoy life. Heinz is a cofounder at slopestars.cc, a startup that enables online ski ticket sales, and is responsible for the business development and sales. The main focus for Matthias has been the development of OpenStrom, an Open Hardware Smart Meter device that can measure and control power circuits over the internet.

Today, (the day of my interview with them), marked a huge milestone in the realisation of their dream lifestyle. Matthias found a property. Not just any property – they found THE ONE. The building produces its own power, it is close to the forest, it has 20 rooms, the attic is a great coworking space AND there is a river running through the grounds (suitable for a mini Coboat maybe?). Their excitement is tangible. “It is really amazing.”

“When we have 10 people to move in we can launch. So we could be looking at taking this live within a few weeks!” said Uwe.

Coliving.at is one of a kind in Austria. Its members will be making history and leading the shift away from traditional corporate work environments. The combination of coliving and coworking, where collaborations between location independent entrepreneurs and innovators fuel startups doesn’t exist in Austria. “We believe Austria is the perfect place to introduce this new working trend”.

Austria has a favourable grant/subsidy system for startups and a good business environment for freelancers who want to work with local companies. It is a place with a high quality of life and there are a lot of German speaking nomads who look for a base with like minded people where they can live when not travelling.

The business model that makes all this viable? “Coliving.at will run as a cooperative and not as a corporation” they told me. The community is made up of members, not customers. Members will be part owners, all helping out to support and fuel the community and space. The goal is to get 15 people. The team recognise that starting a business is hard and they want to make it a little bit easier by reducing members’ monthly burn rate.

Their lasting comments widened my grin even further. Matthias half joked that when faced with rough seas they became very good friends. Some testing times meant they all had to pull together and this made for a strong foundation to their friendship. Uwe will always remember the spirit of the people coming together. With a big smile he said, “It was a very worthwhile experience.”

Congratulations guys, on making your idea come to life. The Coboat team and I are so excited for you and really rooting for you all. You have inspired me and I imagine many more to come. Thank you!

So this is the first ‘Made on Coboat’ story. It is the exact reason for Coboat’s existence.

#inspiredbycoboat

Becky
March 2016

… f*ck off.”

It’s not the best line to bring to a corporate event, granted. But we aren’t the conformists, we don’t sell out and we don’t wear shoes for just any body. Not even ambassadors and trade delegates.

Let’s not even mention suit and jacket.

Oh yes, there is a story behind this and it is backed by an ethos and a belief in our core values. Over the last week the Coboat team have explored, or more specifically re-explored our reason for creating Coboat. We have questioned ourselves and questioned our project.

We defined our DNA – the things that make Coboat different from any other coworking experience. We explored what it means to be a Coboater, what we stand for and what we bring to the world. We came away excited beyond belief!

The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete; they make one story become the only story"

Chimamanda Adichie
TED Talks

We also watched Chimamanda Adichie’s TED talk on The Danger of a Single Story; how stereotyping based on what we look like, where we’re from or what we do is limiting. She says it perfectly;

“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete; they make one story become the only story.”

This weeks TEDspiration struck a chord with the whole team. Chimamanda beautifully and humbly educates us all on the danger of the single story, how we have all at some point played our part in stereotyping each other.

 

And then on a Wednesday evening we rocked into our favourite “great wifi with food” establishment to find a corporate event in full swing with all the big guns in the super yacht industry as well as representatives from the Australian Embassy and even finger food! All the hallmarks of a big deal.

And then came the tap.

The dreaded tap.

On the shoulder of the Establishment’s Manager.

“Who’s that in the tee shirt with no shoes?” Standing 196cm in bare feet with his wild hair, and wilder eyebrows, Karsten, our fearless Coboat leader, cuts through the crowd. He hasn’t worn shoes for three years – the dude has sole.

Now when the cream of the yachting world and trade delegates start asking questions about shoes, you know you’ve made an impact. But exactly what that impact was, we’re not quite sure because the opportunity to explore the answer was sadly lost.

The Establishment’s Manager, who has accommodated us for months in our bare feet and teeshirts, has laughed and joked with us and helped us often, looked around. And in the sea of conforming long sleeve white shirts, beige pants and dress shoes, all they saw was a blue teeshirt and… well, size 44 bare feet.

The response came straight from the amygdala, from the brain’s ancient limbic system.

Wide-eyed horror.

You see, the Establishment had a single story in their head – teeshirt and bare feet are bad. Standing out is bad. Non-conforming is bad. Different is bad. Bad is bad for a fancy event.

There is only one way to dress for a serious soiree, and only conforming people can contribute. People wearing white and beige only want to talk with other people wearing white and beige. Stuck with that single story, an opportunity was lost.

The event was for networking amongst the yachting community, to bring together industry players and the guys at the helm. We could have talked about the most innovative yachting project in Thailand. We could have explored sustainability on and around the water, and a Coboat project to save the oceans from plastic. We could have collaborated about social responsibility and a greener future for yachting. We could have imagineered a bluer future for our oceans. The next big thing could have emerged.

The potential was huge. But the existence of a single story, about dressing up, limited us all. And we are poorer for it.

This week we experienced the limitation of a single story. We will remember it when we are back at our favourite establishment drinking coconuts and ice cappuccinos…in bare feet. And we will remember it as we create and engage with our global community.

Coboat. We are not a single story.

Tess
Feb 2016