Program Progression

  • Introductions and Overview
  • Roles and Goals
  • Boat design
  • Construction time
  • Boat presentations
  • The Race
  • Debrief

Nuts & Bolts

  • Indoor or outdoor
  • 3–3.5 hours
  • Team size of 4-5; group size of up to 500
  • All fitness levels
  • Portable: Pool, lake or ocean

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Build a Boat Team Building

Challenge your team to work collaboratively to design cardboard boats that actually float. Brainstorm, design and custom-build a vessel of your own making: pontoons, catamarans, skulls or kayaks. Once built and boat pilots chosen, watercrafts are presented to the other teams, the race is on and only the successful stay dry.

Benefits

  • Enables latent leadership and engineering talents to emerge and flourish in a positive team setting.
  • Challenges participants to be innovative and practical while executing under tight deadlines.
  • A tactile experience that affords learning opportunities for individuals often overlooked by traditional training approaches.
  • Creates a fun and spirited atmosphere.

Blend with Corporate Training

Whether your group is learning about resource sharing, problem-solving, collaboration vs. competition, or just looking for a fun way to celebrate success, Build a Boat is even more effective when combined with corporate training workshops like Decision-Making or Communication Skills.

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Program Progression

  • Introductions and Overview
  • Roles and Goals
  • Boat design
  • Construction time
  • Boat presentations
  • The Race
  • Debrief

Nuts & Bolts

  • Indoor or outdoor
  • 3–3.5 hours
  • Team size of 4-5; group size of up to 500
  • All fitness levels
  • Portable: Pool, lake or ocean
The race!
The race!
Design time is crucial
Design time is crucial
Supplies are limited
Supplies are limited
Wishing they had more cardboard
Wishing they had more cardboard
A winning design?
A winning design?
Customized for the skipper
Customized for the skipper
Thank goodness for duct tape
Thank goodness for duct tape
Going for the WOW factor
Going for the WOW factor
Gathering for the regatta
Gathering for the regatta
Indoor pools work too
Indoor pools work too
On your mark…
On your mark…
A supportive team
A supportive team
Closing in on the finish line
Closing in on the finish line
A boat built for two
A boat built for two
That look of determination
That look of determination
Maybe we’ll be that big some day
Maybe we’ll be that big some day
Celebrating success
Celebrating success