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Copenhagen’s canals to host smart floating venues for exciting events through the summer of 2021


The Copenhagen based company GoBoat, popular amongst locals and travellers for its solar-energy powered boats built with recycled plastic bottles has come up with yet another smart solution.

Goboat Floating Venue - Sebastian Vistisen Toft
Goboat Floating Venue – Sebastian Vistisen Toft

Fun and safe events with social distancing can be held in Copenhagen’s canals on a floating venue, with boats serving food and drinks to the guests. The concept was launched on May 10 2021.

Facts
• Location: Copenhagen’s Scenic Harbour, in a quiet 80-meter wide canal adjacent to the street-food market
Teglværket
• Provider: GoBoat, solar-energy powered picnic boats built with recycled plastic
• Date of launch: May 10th 2021
• Capacity: 44 picnic boats, with a max. of 8 pax per boat (352 pax in total)
• Capacity can be expanded with beach-chairs from Teglværket’s sandy beach
• An event calendar will be released in June 2021
• The concept: A floating scene, a wired system to dock boats with a safe distance from
each other, a boat serving food and drinks, and a boat for guests who need to be put ashore

Sebastian Vistisen Toft
Sebastian Vistisen Toft

The Copenhagen born sustainable boat rental company GoBoat has come up with another example of
brilliant innovative thinking: The launch of a brand-new floating venue in Copenhagen’s inner harbour.

With a burning desire to open up blue city spaces, GoBoat has invented a clever setup, that enables guests to
safely attend concerts and other events on the water, and with social distance, whilst enjoying food and
drinks.

A specially designed wire system across a small closed 80-meter broad canal near the centre of Copenhagen
thus allows the boats to dock in. Focus is on the ease of use and safety and on keeping a distance to other
boats and guests – and the setup enables guests to enjoy a magical time on the water in groups of max. 8
people.

Sebastian Vistisen Toft
Sebastian Vistisen Toft

Using Copenhagen as a backdrop, GoBoat will host floating events, talks and concerts throughout the
summer of 2021 from the new floating stage, but companies and organisations are also able to contact
GoBoat to host their own private or public events at the floating venue.

The capacity of the concept is 44 picnic boats with a max. of 8 persons per boat. In addition, it will be
possible to buy seats (beach chairs) and participate in the events from shore from the local streetfood
market Teglværket’s amazing sandy beach.

GoBoats’ new concept is a hitherto unseen way of enjoying music and arts in the Danish capital and will
bring people together in an entirely new frame where nature, urban development, water, food, drinks, and
beach vibes meet up in a brilliant symphony.

Sebastian Vistisen Toft
Sebastian Vistisen Toft

Before entering the floating concert area, a part of the experience is sailing from GoBoat’s dock at Islands
Brygge, a popular harbourfront area in central Copenhagen. GoBoat will send out boats in groups of 8
boats every 15 minutes to ensure social distancing.

The idea of creating a floating venue in the heart of Copenhagen arose in a ‘pandemic context’, but is a new
and exciting offer in the city not seen before, and one that is expected to give memorable experiences to
both locals and visitors for many years to come.

Dates and events will be revealed from June and so forth.

Sebastian Vistisen Toft
Sebastian Vistisen Toft

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