Volkswagen Autostadt GmbH

Lounge boats

Design and development of lounge boats as part of the 'Cool Summer Island' event that annually takes place on and around a floating island in the harbor basin of the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany. Since 2014 the electronically operated lounge boats are a big highlight of the six-week summer festival and are rented out alongside other boats. The boats are controlled by joystick, equipped with a classic teak deck, a stainless steel railing and GRP molded parts. Cupholder and mobile phone compartment in the steering position. Measures: 3.20 meters wide, 5.40 meters in length

Accessories: 1 armchair and 2 stools by Verzelloni from 'Zoe' series, 1 parasol

Boat construction: Thorsten Meindl

Wolfsburg | 2014


European Product Design Award BRONZE 2019

EPDA category Transportation/ Nautical/ Boats

Photography: Studio Wehberg