Quickboats Announces Indiegogo Crowd Funding Success

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Further international certification of its ground-breaking folding boat has been made easier for Quickboat Holdings Pty Ltd following the success of its Indiegogo.com crowd funding campaign.

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Quickboats CEO, Deryck Graham

So many people learned about Quickboats via Indiegogo. They watched the videos, visited our Quickboats.com website, and then took to social media to spread the word

Quickboat Holdings Pty Ltd has, throughout the month of November 2012, conducted a crowd funding campaign through the Indiegogo.com platform. The company’s target of $20k was reached within 26 hours of the campaign launch, and ultimately secured over $65k from a total of 44 funders.

The target of $20k was earmarked by the company to help finance the approval and licensing process for various international regulatory authorities, including the U.S. Coast Guard. The additional funds will, according to the company’s President, Deryck Graham, help bring Quickboats to more markets earlier.

“We are naturally delighted with the response we received to our Indiegogo.com campaign” said Mr Graham. “Not only have we received financial support from funders from all over the world, including the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Brazil, Sweden and Australia, but Indiegogo also helped us to take news of the Quickboat to a dynamic audience.”

“People who embrace the crowd funding model are modern day heroes” said Mr Graham. “They give what they can to support worthy causes, entrepreneurs and technology advancement in a world where old-school funding for these ventures has all but dried up.”

With the Quickboats folding boat campaign, funders were given the opportunity to fund at several different levels, from a donation of $10, through to country-reseller rights for $6000. While one of the reseller rights package was snapped up, it was the Buy a Quickboat package for $3000 that was most popular, with 19 sold.

“As a result, our campaign now holds the record as the second highest average funding per item with Indiegogo” said Mr Graham.

However, it was that the company’s folding boat was immediately embraced internationally that really impressed the Quickboats team - the first purchase was from The Netherlands.

“So many people learned about Quickboats via Indiegogo. They watched the videos, visited our Quickboats.com website, and then took to social media to spread the word to friends, family and colleagues” explained Mr Graham.

“What has really created the buzz has been not just the portability and ease-of-assembly of Quickboats, but the twenty-first century materials we are using – advanced fibers like Kevlar® and Mylar® films.”

Quickboats Pty Ltd plans to deliver the first production run of its high-tech folding boat in August 2013.

More information is available at Quickboats.com

About Quickboats

Quickboats Holding Pty Ltd “Quickboats” is the owner and designer of the world’s most advanced folding boat. The boat is a multi-award winning product with numerous international patents.

Quickboats is a privately held company with 25 shareholders. It has three wholly owned subsidiaries one that owns the Quickboat intellectual property and know-how another that handles the day to day operation of the business and a third, Quickboats LLC, that handles all sales and operation in the USA.

In April 2012 Quickboat Holdings Pty Ltd acquired all of the intellectual property and know-how relating to the Quickboat design from Quickstep Holdings Ltd a public listed aerospace company specializing in advanced composite manufacturing and technology development.

The Quickboats team is dedicated to delivering globally the single easiest, most enjoyable and simply coolest small boat in the world. To do this we use the best industrial designers, smartest composites engineers and best manufacturing technology to allow you to access the world’s most amazing waterways – all delivered right to your door!

Learn more at http://www.Quickboats.com

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