€23,541
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
20
backers
34days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, January 14 2019 7:59 AM UTC +00:00.

€23,541
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
20
backers
34days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, January 14 2019 7:59 AM UTC +00:00.

What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Highlights

We developed the ONAK 2.0 to make paddling even easier and more accessible than ever before. The countless adventures of our customers provided us with a wealth of amazing feedback. Now we've implemented all these suggestions in our ONAK 2.0 canoe.

Canoe size*: 465 cm (183”) x 85 cm (33.5”)

Trolley*: 43cm x 123cm x 28cm (16,9” x 48,4” x 11”)

Canoe weight*: 15 kg (33 lbs)

*Actual specifications may differ slightly

The canoe that opens new possibilities  

With ONAK 2.0 we really focussed on allowing you to get out there on the water in a seamless experience. The first generation of our ONAK canoes already broke some records in the speed in which they can be assembled, but with the ONAK 2.0, this now can be done in a more intuitive, straightforward way.

Made of an in-house developed - ultra strong - material  

ONAKs are made from an in-house developed Honeycomb - Curv™ Polypropylene composite. It is light, stiff, and stronger than the aluminum used in classic canoes (strength-to-weight). All strength aside, the fold lines are flexible so they can be folded and unfolded thousands of times. On top of all this, it is still fully recyclable.


Our production is both sustainable and social. This is why we only work together with local suppliers in Belgium and Germany. On top of that, the canoe is assembled in Belgium in a sheltered workplace

The canoe for everyone

ONAK is the best fit for both paddling enthusiasts and established canoeists. Our ONAK canoes provide the paddling experience you’d expect from traditional canoes but without any of the usual problems involving the storage space and transportation of it.

Opening new possibilities

Paddling with the flow of a stream is an amazing feeling, but you usually end your journey in a different location. ONAK solves this problem with its compact, durable and lightweight design. 

Fold the ONAK and enjoy the many possibilities of transportation: stash it in the trunk of your car, carry it around on foot or with public transport or attach it to a bicycle.

 

Honors & Awards

The unique design of the ONAK canoe got noticed. Therefore it has received several awards including a Great Gear Award, an Outdoor Industry Award and a Bizidee Award. On top of this Time Magazine even named ONAK a ‘Big Idea’, and we got covered in many media.

In addition, this campaign was already featured in the renowned Tech & Science magazine New Atlas.

From Business Insider to National Geographic: ONAK didn't go unnoticed
From Business Insider to National Geographic: ONAK didn't go unnoticed

Giving back to the community

This whole project could never have been possible without the support of our loyal community. Which is why we want to offer a reward for our awesome backers: Every ONAK owner who refers a friend to support this Kickstarter will receive a message and is able to get a little extra.

Specifications *  

Canoe size*: 465 cm (183”) x 85 cm (33.5”) 

Max Carrying capacity*: 200 kg (441 lbs) to 250 kg (551 lbs) 

Trolley*: 43cm x 123cm x 28cm (16,9” x 48,4” x 11”)

Canoe weight*: 15 kg (33 lbs)

*Actual specifications may differ slightly.

Risks and challenges

Bringing out a new boat involves big investments in a lot of areas. This is what we try to cover with this campaign, through which we will be able to greatly reduce any risks involved in the production. Once we hit our goal, we will be able to start production. All boats and accessories will be shipped by April 2019.

Before launching the very first ONAK, we created more than 15 prototypes that were tested in different circumstances over the course of 3 years. Not only did these canoes endure empirical tests, but we also ran countless simulations on individual parts. And we achieved a great success with our first Kickstarter campaign in 2016, with hundreds of backers.
However, we didn’t stop at the first design. The ONAK 2.0 is the answer to all the customer feedback we received on the original ONAK. As ever before, we will continue to test and improve our design until your ONAK gets delivered. This is made possible by working with more local woodworkers and metal manufacturers aside of the processes we already know and use

We're all ready to go, all we need is your trust. Support ONAK, you won't regret it!

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