WorkFloat goes on tour
WorkFloat, a self-propelled floating work platform that 'folds' up to tow behind a 4x4 on the road or slides into a standard shipping container, has just confirmed dates for a Grand Demo Tour around the UK this February.
The Cornish team behind WorkFloat launched the concept at Seawork last year, not only did they receive some very strong feedback from the industry, but their clever folding work barge also won the overall ‘Spirit of Innovation’ award at the European Commercial Marine Awards.
After the show, they returned to Cornwall and have since been busy building a prototype of the WorkFloat Lite model. This was launched just before Christmas and is now undergoing sea trials, inclination tests and its surveys for the Workboat Code under which it will be licenced.
With so much interest in the product, the team have decided to hitch it up behind their 4x4 and tow it around England, Scotland and Ireland on a Grand Demo Tour. They will be visiting and launching at over twenty harbours around the coast as they go, inviting anyone interested in buying or hiring one to come down and see it in operation at their nearest demo site.
The team will leave Falmouth at the end of January and head East, calling at Plymouth, Poole, Southampton & London before turning North. You can find a full list of dates on their website: www.workfloat.co.uk
Toby Budd, founder and director said, ‘’We are really looking forward to the tour, we have over fifteen serious customers booked in so far, and when we release the full video in a couple of weeks, we expect this to at least double. We are really, really, really pleased with the way it’s turned out, it’s a very cool thing and we’re looking forward to showing her off and putting her through her paces as we tour the UK’’
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