Flat out Afloat

Build a Boat and Sail in it with your Teams

Team Building

“Flat out Afloat” – Team Building by Building a Boat

Team Building Outcome

  • Work in groups
  • Innovative
  • Multi-team management
  • Competitive
  • Real-life business simulation
  • Decision-making
  • Collaboration

For whom is it?

  • Engage with leadership teams
  • Bond with clients
  • Building high energy teams
  • Focus on project management
  • Delegation and Role fulfillment
  • Competitive teams

Activity Details

Participants: 20 to 150

Duration: 150 Minutes + Debrief

Location: Outdoor

Who’s this for: All audience, leadership and clients


Key success factors for a great experience

  • Minimum 7 days lead time
  • Check the weather as a cold pool will play spoilsport
  • If it’s a larger group, sound system, etc would be needed
  • It can be tiring, so schedule the activity taking the weather and other conditions into play
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Take your fun seriously

Building a paper boat is easy – building it using only cardboard is tougher. Having two people then row this on water is what makes it an amazing team challenge

Flat out afloat is for any team that wishes to increase trust, bonding, self belief and commitment. We can get your team to build a boat, as long as you obtain hotel permission for the usage of the pool. However, no one has refused as yet. Lots of debriefing points in this activity with great business benefits. From problem solving to team coordination, project management and precision at the work place. It’s also a riot. The focus on quality ensures teams are successful, their shift to a high quality output is immediately apparent. No second chances.

Building trust within the team is easier said than done. But there’s nothing better than having to build a boat to take the weight of two of your teammates, in water – to ensure that everyone trusts each other to do a great job. Creativity and innovation play a large role in the Flat out Afloat. Cardboard is not a medium that boat builders use and that’s what makes this “build a boat” game, that much more challenging. Your innovation comes into play here. Precise construction, proper planning, role clarity and preparation. These are but some of the characteristics that would be on display at this team building activity. Did we mention that this was a competitive activity? Brings out the best in competitive spirit when teams see their creations come to life and they can put it to the test immediately.

Instant Benefits with Long-Term Impact

Attention to Detail

Strengthens the team’s attention to detail as a small error can bring the car down


Trust us, you wouldn’t ever have seen your team bursting at seams with new ideas 

Bond like Cousins

Ten minutes into the program, we see that no hierarchies exist. Everyone bonds as one

Dot the I's + Cross the T's

Do you think your team is not good at planning? You don’t know them yet

Laugh at Failures

Let your teams learn to manage failure together and come up with plans A,B and C


All your employees can participate and the activity is a 100% inclusive 

In the end all your employees will say "We The Team". That's a Promise.