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Want To Sail Around The World And Work At The Same Time? You Can Now Do That
By Yoon Sann Wong, 03 Sep 2015
Imagine waking up in the morning to find oneself out on the open ocean upon an 82-foot Nautitech Catamaran, gazing up at the azure blue sky.
That’s what awaits you with ‘Coboat’—a service catering to freelancers and entrepreneurs that lets you sail the seas while interacting with similar individuals on board.
Although similar services already exist, including ‘Hackers Paradise’—targeted towards computer engineers with two- and four-week working adventures, and ‘Remote Year’—specializing in providing a coworking space for participants in a different country every month, ‘Coboat’ prides itself on the fact that its close quarters will encourage interaction and collaboration between participants.
Gerald Schömbs, one of the four co-founders behind ‘Coboat’ explained on Mashable, “If you go swimming and work on your own all day, you’re not getting the most out of it. It’s more about collaboration and learning through skill sessions and getting feedback and demo days to pitch projects and ideas.”
The catamaran generates electricity from solar and wind power, with satellite and Wi-Fi connections available. A four-man crew navigates the boat and prepares food daily. Shared convertible twin or double bunk cabins can sleep up to 20 guests. Activities such as scuba diving and other water sports are included.
Total expenses come up to approximately US$4,300 a month, not including flights to and from departure destinations.
So far, 125 people have signed on. According to Mashable, professions of those participating include “journalist, graphic designer, programmer, business coach, travel blogger, screen designer, copy writer, entrepreneur and nutritionist.”
If ‘Coboat’ is your cup of tea, click here to find out more about this work and travel arrangment for digital natives.
[via Mashable, images via Coboat]
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