A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The concept for Aqua Craft Tools, LLC came to fruition while I was constructing a 57 finger slip marina on the Gulf of Mexico.
During construction, my fellow coworkers and I continuously dropped tools into the water. Unfortunately, the only way to recover a sunken tool was by using a magnet which seldom worked and wasted a lot of time.
After dropping another tool in the water and unable to recover it, I had an “aha moment!” What if I invented tools that float?
As I began researching the idea of creating floating tools, I also looked for existing patents. I found very little on the internet in the way of either floating tools or patents for floating tools.
I began drawing concepts of floating tools, and as luck would have it, nothing patented compared to my design and Aqua Craft Tools was born.
My tenacity paid off when I was granted a patent for my products and began working with manufacturers for Aqua Tool prototypes and accessories.
Our initial line will include floating tools, a floating tool bag (available in two sizes), a tool belt, and other floating accessories.
Our website will be an active resource and catalogue for ordering tool sets; both predetermined and custom sets. New products will be added to the line as they become available.
Aqua Tools Kickstarter campaign launches September 9th and will last for 39 days.
We are ready to move forward and our manufacturer is prepared to start production as soon as our Kickstarter funds are available.
The majority of the funding will be distributed to our four manufacturers for production costs.The remainder will be used to continue working with the companies and people that are building Aqua Craft Tools, LLC into a strong and reputable business.
Rewards will be given to investors who donate and help make my dream become a reality.
The rewards we have chosen as an appreciation for your investment in Aqua Craft Tools, LLC are a percentage of the set goal and are of great value to those who donate at each level.
My ultimate goal is to have enough funds donated through this campaign to get my tools “off the ground and into the water!”
Please stay tuned for updates on this campaign though this website and all social media outlets.
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In conclusion, and with gratitude that you’ve read this far, Aqua Craft Tools will be a great asset to ANY water related project! These tools are essential for anyone who works, plays or just lives on the water! Whether handled by a homeowner, boat owner or a professional, Aqua Craft Tools will float above the rest!
Benefits for the Homeowners/Boaters/Sea Dwellers:
Save time by never searching the depths for lost tools
Save money by never losing your tools in the water
Spend more time doing the things you love - not searching for sunken tools!
Pros for Business Owners:
No more lost money replacing sunken tools or paying employees to search for said tools
Investing in tools that float can help keep your business from going "underwater"! It’s just that simple!
Please, be sure to watch the video describing the tools and presenting them in action!
It is with the passion to fulfill my dream, and my belief in knowing that Aqua Tools are like no other, that I ask you to seriously consider investing my company.
With your help, this dream can actually “get off the ground and into the water!”
This is my first Kickstarter project, and after doing all the research, I see how donations are essential for achieving my dream. Your contributions are crucial for reaching my funding goals and ensuring that Aqua Craft Tools, LLC "can get off the ground into the water!"
The biggest risk I am facing is, not only have I put my heart and soul into a product (that I have spent 2 1/2 years designing and developing), it's following a dream with a passion to create a future with a product I truly believe in. My biggest fear is knowing it can easily be taken away without the proper funding.
The Kickstarter program is a great way to get my company (and product line) into the public eye and begin production. With financial help from interested investors - who also believe in my project, we can change lives for the better. Together, we can make this dream a reality!
My challenge is to fulfill my dream with the help of everyone who contributes to my project. I would also like to be able to afford to pay those that have been diligently working on this project with me, in the hopes to begin producing my tools and accessories.
Last, but not least, I want to make sure ALL investors are acknowledged by affording to reward them with merchandise throughout the funding campaign and into production. All of this will be very difficult to fulfill without your donations, so I am hoping that you will consider my project as your next investment opportunity!
You and a guest will come meet the AquaTools Team in sunny Clearwater Beach, Florida to enjoy a day of deep sea fishing and dinner at our favorite beachside restaurant! *Travel and lodging arrangements not included, but we'll get you the hook-up!
On top of that you'll receive the Dock Master Reward Package which includes one large floating tool bag, 18 AquaTools, the tool belt and a floating bottle opener.