Is this a boat for women?

What do women want from a boat?
A team of buiness developers have come up with solutions for the problems women commonly experience in a boat. Volvo Penta is in on the idea.

When a family decides to sell their boat, it is almost always the woman who is behind the idea. So, on a mission from the Swedish Marine Technology Forum, the business developers Ampersand set out on the mission to make boats more girl-friendly.

“Our goal is to include womens reqirements into a boat without excluding the men. The goal is also to inspire the boat industry with new ideas that can attract new customers”, says Tatiana Butovitsch Temm of Ampersand.

Some of the common problem areas that 1000 interviewed women listed were:

Problems getting in and out of the boat
Poor visibility
Not enough space for social life
Difficulty to rescue a person overboard
Heavy winches
Heavy anchor
Incomprehensive engine manual
Kitchen not designed for cooking

For all the problems, the concept boat All aboard has suggested solutions, such as a combined water slide and rescue ramp and an integrated gangway in the side of the boat.

The complete All aboard concept boat will be presented on March 2nd at the Stockholm international boatshow.

Volvo Penta is one of the companies involved in the process of designing All Aboard, together with Nimbus Group, Ryds Båtindustri, Båtsystem, Seldén Mast, CPAC Systems, Tylö, Dacat and White.




Comments on articles in "Global News" should be written in a respectful tone and adhere to Volvo Group rules for article comments.

captcha *

  1. I have had many boats and the bathroom is always an issue. Sitting to use the toilet is always narrow. The galley is not user freindly as the sink is always to shallow to hold larger pots/dishes. A fold down step on the inside gunwall would help climbing from the boat deck to the dock. An anchor windless is a must. Adjustable height helm seats would be a plus as women tend to be shorter than men. A water proof storage areas for lady’s personal items in the bathroom would be good. A built in vacuum system would eliminate storage of vacuum cleaners and equipment.