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Your group is divided into smaller teams and will be given materials required to construct their boat. During the course of the event, teams will have to deal with several curve balls that are not uncommon in the real world, such as, project modifications, staff changes or material shortages. At each stage teams will have the opportunity to change roles so that everyone in the group has a chance to be the project lead. The key themes this event focuses on are communication, collaboration, construction, problem-solving and strategy.
Once the boat is built, it will be evaluated in a number of areas including presentation, design, USP/marketing, cohesiveness and finally, functionality. This means that each team will be putting at least one member into the boat to complete the on-water navigational challenge. Winning the boat race will not guarantee the overall win, but it may be a big factor. Paddles and life jackets will be provided. Finally, there will be an awards presentation where each team will be recognized for outstanding effort and elements of their project.
Participants will be divided into groups of 5-8 people per team for this event. Teams will be responsible for building and testing a functional boat made entirely out of cardboard and packing tape. At the end of the building process, teams will put together a group presentation that will highlight their accomplishments and ‘sell’ their boat to the client. The event lasts between 3-4 hours with some flexibility depending on venue and desired skills focus. Awards will be presented in a fun and humorous wrap-up after the boats have floated……or NOT!
Activity Level: Low-Moderate
Event Duration: 3-4 Hours
Group Size: 25-2000+
Best Venue: Indoor or Outdoor location close to water
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Avast! Your team is dynamic, outgoing and always up for an adventure. You need an extraordinary event that will provide a fun, engaging and memorable experience. Combining different elements and challenges with some friendly competition and a splash of the unexpected will keep your group motivated. This will also give you a chance to talk and act like pirates. Arrrr.
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“Everyone had a great time doing the actual boat building and the racing of the boats at the end. Groups were fully engaged and each person played an integral part of the teams’ success. Overall this was the best team building event we have ever done because it was challenging, fun, creative and everyone was in the same basic area so we could see what each group created.”
Pricing for our premium, full service events like this one varies depending on several factors. The main ones being your group size, your preferred event location and your chosen event date. The investment does not include any venue or location rental fees. For very small groups we have minimum investment levels of $2500-$3500+ depending on location and event specifics. For large groups of 100+ we are very good at providing you with a great event solution within your budget. Please contact us for a custom quote for your group.
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The event really fostered team building through having specific roles and responsibilities and having fun.
The team work aspect was great, it made our group work together as we never have before.
I liked the fact that the event provided an alternative to the "boardroom atmosphere" for a team building exercise.
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