VESSEL 20 / 5 is a watercraft to be used in the maritime and urban context as a collective and individual mobility supplement. The compact design unites elements from boat building and architecture and thus consistently adapts to a new environment and completely new user needs.

The open stern allows a smooth transition from the mainland to the vehicle, while the semi-enclosed body ensures protection, comfort and privacy. The intuitive adaptation of the deck and room layout enables a wide range of applications - from transport to the use of VESSEL as a mobile living space. Waterborne transport is proving to be particularly efficient in the new maritime context. VESSEL integrates the growing number of waterways and areas into a mobile overall system, so that the shore no longer represents a limit to urban transport.

The watercraft is freely available for use. Sharing trips and taking other means of transport is an integral part of the design. In this way, VESSEL enables the emergence of new mobility chains, which in their consequence relieve and expand the usable space of the city.

Credits: Konstantin Wolf, Bachelor thesis, Coburg University of Applied Sciences. Mentors: Prof. Wolfgang Schabbach; Sven Feustel, Principal Designer, Phoenix Design Academy

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