Raptor Platform: There’s No Place Like (a Floating) Home

raptor platform
The company is called RaptorBoats and the product name is the Raptor Platform. The name is wild — the product even more outlandish. Let’s cut to the chase and take a look at this floating platform that is half boat, half home, and entirely magnificent.

Raptor boat, Raptor Platform

Crafted originally as a floating fishing platform, this island sized buoy could easily be put to work in a variety of ways. Think inflatable houseboat, portable dock, zombie apocalypse safe haven, and sure, a floating fishing platform. The Dutch company — Raptorboats — recently released the platform in three sizes — medium 11ft x 9ft,  large 15.5ft x llft, and extra large 16.5ft x 16.5ft. With a close exchange rate between the Euro and the Dollar, the price tag for a Raptor Platform ranges from $1,200 – $2,500.

The platforms have a simple design and can be inflated and deflated for ease of transport, allowing it to fit in almost any truck bed or larger vehicle. The design of the platform is pretty basic: it’s a large, square tube perimeter connected with airdecks in the middle that are extremely durable and can hold up to 3,500 lbs–which is more than enough to carry you, your friends, your brew, and your gear. The platforms come with multiple D-rings that can be glued in any configuration to strap down a tent, pop up, or cooler.

Apologies to those that are landlocked, but if you’re lucky enough to live near a body of water – take a look at the Raptor Platform. For more info and photos, check out their Facebook for details in English.

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