An Office So Cool, You’ll Cry When It’s Quitting Time

Kelly Phillips Badal
·Editor

So, that whole work/life balance thing you’ve been struggling with since you earned your first paycheck? The founders of Coboat, the world’s first coworking space out at sea, may have just solved the whole issue.

Coboat is an 82-foot retrofitted sailing catamaran and floating coworking space. Nab a ticket aboard and the boat becomes your home and office — complete with 360 degree ocean views and (maybe) the occasional dolphin swimming past — for a week, a month, or more.

The concept is similar to coworking spaces like WeWork or NextSpace, except, you know, you’re having an adventure on the high seas together rather than just sharing conference rooms and cold brew.

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Working while aboard is meant to be a breeze (pun very much intended). Along coastlines, Coboat sets uses a 3G/4G network and Wi-Fi; on the open sea, the latest in satellite communications. And when you’re not attached to your laptop, you can swim, dive, fish, take day trips (many of which are included in the price of accommodation), nap, or hang out with the other 20 “digital nomads” who share the space. 

No lengthy commute. No dull office to toil away in. Um, is this sounding good yet?

“Picture yourself sailing around the world, surrounded by your dream team of digital nomads, change leaders and entrepreneurs. Everyone usually experiences the most productivity and inspiration while getting the ideal work/life balance”, says Gerald Schömbs, co­founder of Coboat, in a press release.“Coboat is an opportunity to meet new friends, engage with like minded people, travelers, and potential business partners.”

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It’s not necessarily cheap — prices are approximately $1,115 per week plus the expense of transportation to and from docking ports — but keep in mind that you’re getting an all-expenses paid cruise complete with food, adventures, and myriad networking opportunities with the hotshot start-up gang one cabin down. 

In that sense, it’s a killer deal.

In November 2015, the Coboat begins its journey in Southeast Asia en route to the Maldives and Seychelles; passing through the Mediterranean Sea in 2016. Check out the open slots here

Now, who’s in?

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