Excitement is in the air! Mostly in response to the granting of tour Patent Application for the Bow Door and Folding Ramp combo. (Patent Number 10,046,835 issued August 14th 2018).
We have one manufacturing license issued to a West Coast company and we are looking forward to more licensing deals in the near future.
April just passed by and now it's moved on along with our survey deadline. Winners have been notified, the rush is over and everyone's happy!
It's hard to let go, though, so for a while we're going to keep basking in the dazzling positiveness and enthusiasm we got from the vast majority of participants. Comments like these are fueling our confidence and energizing our commitment:
"...very interesting boat. I can see it being useful for guides and outfitters."
"...I think it's an absolutely brilliant idea. Like a landing craft from WWII only better!! If you ever need an ambassador to get the word out I'd like to talk."
To harness this renewed state of excitement, Peter is heading to Florida to execute production of a demonstrator PIVOTAL model that will be exhibited in upcoming shows.
He's off to see a man about building a boat.
All attention this month is on the outdoors/hunting field. Wea are on the verge of starting manufacture of new designs with gasoline engines that are aimed at specific markets through the Pivotal Division of Fulcrum Boat. This division is concentrated on these particular styles.
The first model to be introduced , the PIVOTAL VB26OE, is pointed directly at the hunting, exploring and camping market. All that remains in the next couple of weeks is for us to assess the final final tally of our Market Survey returns (did you look at the Pivotal Division page?) which will determine our production rate (and satisfy our investors!).
Paid a visit to Tampa, Florida for the Electric/Hybrid Marine Show and while there ran up I-4 to look at our new manufacturing shop at DeBary which is now open.
Thanks to all the exhibitors who took time for an in depth look at our concepts. This gave us great input for future developments.
Vessels with the style of the WW2 landing craft have been around for decades
but by 2012 the idea of a hull with vehicle carrying abilities that could run at
high speeds while avoiding the blunt bow of the LCU was being considered.
Over time the concept that there was a better method for achieving the same
result was tossed back and forth between members of what then became the
Fulcrum team and it soon became apparent that not only could the idea be
improved but that the market for such an application would be far greater than
originally thought. We saw a refined method that provided shoreline landing
for Fire Rescue crisis missions, we envisioned commercial use by land
developers to reach potential construction sites, we even imagined luxurious
private beach parties supported by a Fulcrum tender from an offshore
superyacht. We saw the need for explorer craft for outdoors lovers and even
state-of-the-art Special Ops applications. We thought of the use of these craft for
uses as simple as day to day material and equipment supply operations all the way to
at the far end of the scale, the complexities of disaster relief.
These thoughts opened up possibilities for the dreamers that, until now, were
totally impractical and we suspect that many other applications exist, which so
far, we haven’t spotted.
What other ideas are out there? .