SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur: Pakayak the Ultimate Packable Kayak

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With beautiful summer days ahead, it gives me great pleasure to introduce our newest SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur, Pakayak.  Pakayak is a patented high-performance sectional 14-foot sea/touring kayak made of hard plastic just like a traditional kayak so it paddles just the same. It is easy to assemble & disassemble. It is easy to transport by one person.

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The individual pieces fit inside each other to minimize the storage footprint.
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When packed, it is 3 1/2 feet long.

Pakayak nested

It is easy to transport in an elevator/cab/subway/ferry/plane/car trunk.

Pakayak carry on back
Assembles in under 5 minutes.

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The sections are held together with our extremely strong unique clamping system to create a watertight seal.
Two large watertight hatches are designed for storage.

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Similar to most sea/touring kayaks, two bulkheads keep fore and aft compartments watertight for safety when flipped or swamped, allowing the boat to stay afloat.

Here are the Specs:

Assembled Dimensions: 168”L x 24”W x 16”H
Nested Dimensions: 42”L x 24”W x 16”H
Cockpit: 18” x 34”
Weight: 55 pounds
Material: plastic resin specifically formulated for kayaks
Max Capacity: 300 pounds
Made in the U.S.A.
Pakayak Team

Giving back, Pakayak is helping the planet. According to Team Pakayak, Doug Mackro, Zinelle Mackro, Phil Miller and Day Moore, “We think it’s nearly impossible to enjoy paddling and not want to see the water and the things in it preserved. We are dedicating the company toward giving back to help preserve and clean up our oceans and waterways. From the beginning, a portion of our profits will be donated to preservation projects. It is our hope that through knowledge and awareness of the state of our oceans will come support for preservation.

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To that end, each Pakayak model will be named after an endangered marine animal or fish with a percentage of profit from each sale going toward efforts to save that particular species. Each Pakayak owner will receive information regarding the status of the named species and a way to follow its progress. We also intend to join the member companies of 1% for the planet in the future.”

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Pakayak is a member of the SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur program. They utilized SOLIDWORKS and our simulation tools to design and analyze the Pakayak.

Pakayak successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign and we wish them the best in their next adventure.

Thank you Zinelle and Team Pakayak for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS community.  Marie

 

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS. She is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the SOLIDWORKS products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard