The Dolfin's modular design makes it the worlds first truly portable human powered water vehicle. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 4, 2012.
About this project
Since most of our planet is water, shouldn't you be on it?
There are moments in history when an entirely new chapter begins.
This is one of those moments!
The Dolfin just launched a new industry. Now, for the first time in history, people can ride a Dolfin on water like they ride a bicycle on land. One of the best things about the Dolfin is that it will be manufactured in the Good Old USA, to help create more jobs for Americans.
This Eco-Friendly Dolfin, a Portable, Human Powered Water Vehicle, with four pods, 2 distinct Dolfin fins, hand grips and foot pedals, is unique and versatile.
As a matter of fact, the Dolfin is actually so unique that virtually every part of the Dolfin's design and function is already patent pending.
We are asking you, lovers of the sea and fellow-entrepreneurs, for funds so we can go into production.
To learn more about the Dolfin, you can go to DolfinCorporation.com or just read about the Dolfin below:
The Dolfin is exciting, versatile and it's patent pending sophisticated four pod design provides extra stability and safety. Best of all, young adults to older adults who are eager to get into shape, can easily ride a Dolfin.
We're excited about the Dolfin, because aside from the 4 individual pods, it has specially designed patent pending Duel Dolfin Fins which gives it that extra power. The fins are designed after an actual dolphin fin and each fin has a diamater of 24", just like a real adult dolphin. This allows you to move through the water with powerful strokes, like a dolphin does.
Unlike most water crafts, the Dolfin can be taken anywhere because of it's patent pending modular design. You can be on the water quickly because it assembles in minutes as there is nothing to inflate or bolt together, with no need for tools or pumps.
Side view of the Dolfin showing the strong graceful curved polished stainless steel frame of the Dolfin.
The Dolfin is the perfect water craft for having fun in the ocean, racing, fishing or just relaxing on a lake.
The Dolfin can be used for all the activities you enjoy on water like:
Racing - the Dolfin is a fun vehicle to race against friends or in Dolfin events.
Fishing - It's relaxing to fish on the Dolfin.
Exercising - talk about exercising, the Dolfin could well be the World's best workout, and it's fun.
Floating - the Dolfin is also great for just floating down a lazy river.
Boating - the Dolfin is perfect for keeping on a boat.
The Dolfin is not an inflatable! All four pods are permanently sealed so the Dolfin is safe and unsinkable. The Dolfin is designed to last a lifetime.
This water vehicle is durable as it is constructed of high strength polished Stainless Steel, plus ultra tough high quality polymer pods.
***Please note that the rotating stand is for display only and does not come with the Dolfin.
The Dolfin's patent pending advanced modular design makes it even faster and more fun.
As shown above, you can see the embroidered logo on the seat back and a closeup of the polished stainless steel frame.
Shown above is a closeup of the front of the Dolfin showing the adjustable stainless steel foot rest and the dramatic curve of the Dolfin frame.
The Dolfin taps into both the Green Tech and the Fitness Wave, since it is ideal for both. It's an exciting 100% Human Powered Green Vehicle.
The Dolfin can easily be changed to any of the 8 available colors shown above, just by changing the pods and fins, as shown above with a yellow and green pod.
The Dolfin is not a toy but a sturdy, silent, durable and dependable human powered water vehicle that is Eco Friendly, doesn't pollute the water, your ears, our air or our planet. It also happens to be fun and Zachary, our Dolphin Test Pilot (in video), thinks so too!
For those of you who support the Dolfin Project, we sincerely "Thank You"; for those of you who do not support our project, we hope you enjoy the video and we thank you for stopping by.
The Dolfin Team
Risks and challenges
The challenge with the Dolfin is to continue to make it even faster by designing and developing the most efficient type of hand and foot pedals that maximize the power of the dual Dolfin fins.
We are also evaluating and modifying the dual Dolfin fins and are making continuing adjustments to improve their power. So far, we are very pleased with the fluid motion of the dual Dolfin fins and have achieved an exceptional design that creates propulsion in both the up and down stroke, much like an actual dolphin fin.
We feel, however; that we can do much better and we are currently studying the hydro dynamic properties of actual dolphins with the goal of duplicating, as much as humanly possible, the power and speed of actual dolphins.
Because we already have a working prototype which has been ocean tested, after we are funded, we can put the Dolfin into production promptly and expect to have it to you by early next summer so you too can enjoy the water on a Dolfin wherever you live.
Fortunately, since we are already set-up to manufacture here in California, the risks related to quality control in production are minimal as we can oversee production locally on a continual basis.
The Dolfin TeamLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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