The ES-Kape is the culmination of a research and development process that unfolded over the past 15 years. The goal was to design a boat that could ferry fishermen, hunters and explorers over hard-to-reach waters, including moving upstream and through shallow sections. The result is a two-person craft that is easy to transport to the water and easy to control when on it.
The heart of the ES-Kape design lies in its modular, three-piece hull. The 11 ft 3 in-long (3.4-m) vessel breaks down into a 6.5-ft (2-m) cockpit mid-section with shorter stern and bow sections. One thing that separates the ES-Kape from other three-piece boat designs like the Point65 Tequila is that the stern and bow can nest inside the mid-section, creating an even more compact package.
MOKAI says that you can fit up to four compacted ES-Kapes in a pickup truck and one in a full-size SUV. The nested boat should also prove a little less awkward to carry to water's edge than a full-length boat, though it's not exactly a light haul at 165 lb (75 kg). Those that already have a rack or trailer can also transport it as one solid boat.
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