BMT Nigel & Henry Ward Design think out of the box
Excepting those who leave terra firma only to anchor a few feet away from shore, most yachtsmen enjoy boating because they love the water. Wouldn’t it be a shame to be unable to connect with the environment? Big windows and a form of a beach club help, but what if there isn’t that much room available on and around your boat’s existing swim platform? Then maybe you should consider expanding that wonderful recreation area with a floating island. BMT Nigel in collaboration with Henry Ward (a recent design graduate who came up with the concept) has designed a 33-by-26-foot (10-by-8-meter) supplemental beach you can take anywhere. Not only does it float wherever you want it to (you can tow it with a tender), it folds into its own purpose-made crate, which fits in the garage. BMT is investigating further applications, including its viability as a temporary touch-and-go helipad.
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