If you felt unsure about coworking in the beginning, that’s about to change. Coboat, a unique coworking space that operates entirely from a sailboat, announced that it will carry its travelers to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia this year. The trips last one week and tons of amenities are included.
It’s a revolutionary new concept for coworking, and one that’s appealing to entrepreneurs who want to see the world while having time to mix with creative, like-minded people and focus on getting work done.
Coboat says they’re dedicated to making the coliving arrangements on the catamaran as comfortable and community-minded as possible. They expect a mix of entrepreneurs, startup teams, small business teams, and remote workers to come spend a week sailing, unplugging, and working – with a lot of emphasis on the unplugging part.
Coboat’s website advertises: “When you need a break from work, get unplugged, connect with others, or dive into the crystal clear blue water.” Part of the experience they want to create is encouraging very busy people to slow down, relax, take in the uncommon beauty of being at sail on the massive ocean, and use that to fuel productivity and creativity.
But at the heart of coworking spaces, from those on sailboats to those on 5th Avenue, is the desire to build community. Entrepreneurs, startup founders, small business owners, and remote workers can feel alone when they spend so much time focusing on creating and running a successful business.
Others don’t always understand the level of dedication most entrepreneurs and owners show, and that’s one reason coworking has been so well-received in the startup and remote community.
It’s a way to connect with like-minded people who, like you, know the value of putting in some serious hours and getting things done. It’s a way to meet creative people that can listen to your idea, brainstorm for a minute, and help you develop a plan that’s ten times better than the original. It’s a purposeful way to be more productive.
So when this unique coworking space decided to offer week-long sailing trips to far-off destinations, they weren’t taking a shot in the dark. They were offering a new, appealing option to the coworking crowd and reminding us that wherever people gather, on ocean or on land, a lot of good work can be done.