Man and Leisure

Bart Bekker

Photographer: Astrid Zuidema


Bart Bekker has designed a do-it-yourself kit for a rowing boat; Bouwpakketboot . ‘Assembling something together and then using it will strengthen the bond between, for example, parents and children.’ The packaging, with the user’s manual printed onto it, is also the skin of the hull. The boat is highly user-friendly; even technical nit-wits will be able to assemble it in one afternoon. The parts will slide into each other cross-wise, so there is no need to use any tools. Two attachable wheels make it easy to move the boat to nearby waters. And after use, the boat can be easily disassembled and, once packed, will hardly take up any space.