• May 12th 2013 at 11:01AM
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Roof-mounted carriers are perfect for adding a little extra cargo capacity when heading off on a road trip, but an Australian company has come up with an innovative way to take advantage of this device when not in use. When not needed to carry cargo, the Boatpack becomes a small, lightweight boat, which, as evidenced by the images, can create some absolutely awkward mother-son bonding time. At $1,590, the Boatpack is not cheap, but if you like spending a little time on a small lake while on vacation, this is a pretty interesting idea.

When needed to store cargo, the lockable Boatpack offers 23 cubic feet of volume, but weighing in at just 44 pounds it's also lightweight enough to be removed by just one person for use as a boat. Oars come included with the Boatpack, but it has also been designed to accommodate electric outboard drive units. And for Tommy Boy fans, we all now have a real excuse to yell "stop playing with your dinghy" at people out on the water.

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      car czar
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope this things come witha warning only to be used in calm waters cool invention though
      Ryan Rogers
      • 2 Years Ago
      grrr.... I'm so close to wasting $1500 on this!
      • 2 Years Ago
      To quote their website: "Designed and made in the UK"
      • 2 Years Ago
      As the flood waters continue to rise, uh wait Matt, look at what those people trapped in the white suv are doing......the true hero's of this story are the makers of the boatpack. Back to you in the studio Matt.
      • 2 Years Ago
      not American size
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, pfffft, they just stole this idea from that Action Force Jeep toy in the eighties.* *I'm bitter because I had the same idea.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great idea... shame about the retarded name.
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, what about all your luggage which now has no roof and is a sitting duck on the shore while you're out tooling away on the water? They should have at least thrown in a little fabric temporary top.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Seems like a no brainer that this should come with a heavy tarp with a cable lock like they have a mall kiosks to at least provide the illusion of security (and would stay dry).
      Heijnen Silke12
      • 2 Years Ago
      til I saw the draft ov $8426, I didn't believe that...my... cousin woz like actualey receiving money in there spare time on their laptop.. there friends cousin had bean doing this 4 less than 20 months and at present repayed the loans on there appartment and bourt a new Alfa Romeo. go to........... fox85. com
      • 2 Years Ago
      • 2 Years Ago
      How many friends can you invite for a boat party?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is that James May rowing?
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