HYPAR is a unique folding lightweight kayak which is being created to provide an easily portable solution for those that would like to enjoy a number of different watersports.
The modular design of the HYPAR smart boat can quickly transform from a kayak into a rowing boat, sailing boat or even a solar powered motorboat. Watch the video below to learn more about the folding kayak design which can easily be fitted into a car and carried by a single person.
The HYPAR design team worked in close collaboration with DS Smith, a leading European corrugated plastics manufacturer, to develop the perfect material for the hull which is both lightweight & reliably robust at the same time. We are proud to introduce a custom Akyboard™ polypropylene material specifically adapted for marine conditions and the unique design aspects of HYPAR.
Designed to be carried as a backpack, HYPAR utilises a cutting edge, material to achieve a diminutive weight of under 8Kg! Thanks to its modest dimensions, HYPAR fits most cars and storage locations and is even suitable for airline luggage. The perfectly streamlined, sleek hull is outlined by hard chine running from the razor sharp wave piercing bow to the wide stern. The HYPAR outline provides exceptional hydrodynamic properties culminating in ultra-low drag, perfect course holding and impressive form stability
This revolutionary concept started with the unique shape of the hull which is designed around a sharp bow and wide stern by forming two counterpoised Hyperbolic-Paraboloids. Hence the name HYPAR. This form resembles the water surface when pierced by a moving object. The angle and shape of HYPAR was matched with water wake patterns, thereby reducing distortion and drag.
For more information on the new HYPAR jump over to the official website for details by following the link below. A crowdfunding campaign will be starting in just over 20 days. As soon as it kicks off we will keep you up-to-date as always.Filed Under: Concepts & Design, Design News, Top News