Imagine driving to the lake. You park in a standard parking spot, open up the hatchback and pull out
Within minutes you snap it together, pump it up with air and carry it to the water’s edge. The GoBoat is
a portable boat that offers a brand new way to get on the water. There’s no need to mess with a trailer
or boat landing to launch your boat.
Just add a trolling motor, and you can take the GoBoat to places a larger vessel could only dream of
going. With a draft of just inches, the GoBoat navigates shallow and narrow waterways with ease. Its
nimble design allows outdoorsman to take the boat exactly where they want to be on the water.
It’s perfect for fishing, hunting or just relaxing. For more light-hearted fun, the GoBoat doubles as a
crowd-pleasing bumper boat. The kids love it.
GoBoat creator, Dave Yonce recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to introduce his product to the
world. “The GoBoat is something I’ve dreamed of sharing for years. This boat is a game changer because
it’s so portable and so simple to operate. I’m excited to make a great day of boating affordable for
Dave Yonce is no stranger to startup success. He was the co-founder of Solarwinds, a multinational
software company and is best known for his appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank with his IcyBreeze
portable air conditioner. The GoBoat patent is approved, and Yonce has a team in place for
manufacturing and distribution.
Expected retail price is $499, but Kickstarter backers can pre-order boats as low as $199.
It all started in an airplane. Dave, a pilot, was on his way back to Tulsa, when he looked out the west window and saw the sun gleaming from hundreds of ponds, streams, and lakes.
He was taken aback by just how many bodies of water he saw… especially since he was flying above Oklahoma.
That night, inspired, he sat down with his two boys and brainstormed about a summer project they could build together to get out and enjoy the water.They all agreed to make bumper boats.
Together, they sketched out some designs and set to work building their boats. The project took a while.
Summer was coming to a close, and they finally finished their boats on the night before school started. With headlights and floodlights lighting the pond, they launched their crafts at 1:00am… and had a blast on the water.
That was 2008. After four generations of prototypes and years of testing, the GoBoat is ready for production & distribution.
Dave Yonce is no stranger to building companies. He was recently featured on Shark Tank for the IcyBreeze, his innovative portable air conditioner. He was a co-founder of Solarwinds, a multi-billion dollar software company and has built over 20 companies since 1998.