Foldable and portable, boat can sail, kayak or run on solar

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

As material and design technology continue to advance, the days of a cluttered storage space may be numbered. Bulky outdoor equipment is being given innovative makeovers, with Montenegro-based HYPAR Smart Boat recently introducing its portable three-way design. The HYPAR boat folds down for carrying as a backpack, and when ready to be used, turns into a solar-powered dinghy, a sailboat or a kayak. Hypar is short for the shape of the boat - Hyperbolic-Paraboloids - designed to make it particularly efficient in the water, whatever the conditions. The boat is constructed of corrugated plastic and a custom polypropylene material specifically…

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