In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's important to take a step back and appreciate the small but significant moments with loved ones. For John Jensen, those moments were best spent on his Tendr 20, a Dutch channel boat where he would spend his summer weekends with family and friends exploring the surrounding lakes in Silkeborg, Denmark. While taking in the lakeside views, enjoying a glass of wine or a beer with good company was his cherished moment. However, these moments were sometimes spoiled by minor mishaps like spilling drinks and a lack of cup holders. As an engineer, John knew there had to be a better solution, and after a year and a half of iterations, his solution became Portus & Navis' flagship product: STILLA.
Solving Common Problems on the Water with STILLA
The Problem: Spilling Drinks and a Lack of Cup Holders
On the water, it's not uncommon for a boat passing by to create a bow wave that can cause drinks to spill. John Jensen and his guests were no exception to this, and sometimes, the mess could be awkward and embarrassing to clean up. Additionally, John's boat only had enough cup holders for four people, leaving his family and guests with no choice but to hold their drinks or risk setting them on the table where accidents could happen. Adding more cup holders would ruin the boat's overall look, and there were no good wine glass holding solutions available on the market.
The Solution: STILLA
To solve these common problems on the water, John designed STILLA, a multifunctional cup and bottle holder that accommodates multiple types of beverages, including wine glasses. STILLA expands the number of available cup holder options on the boat without having to drill more cup holder holes, and it even has a bottle holding solution. Due to the limited space onboard, STILLA is space conscious, portable, and storable. With STILLA, John and his guests can now enjoy their drinks without worrying about spills or a lack of cup holders.
The Benefits of STILLA
No More Spilled Drinks: STILLA's unique design ensures that drinks won't spill, even when a boat passes by and creates a bow wave.
Accommodates Multiple Types of Beverages: STILLA can hold multiple types of beverages, including wine glasses, cans, and bottles.
Expands Cup Holder Options: STILLA expands the number of available cup holder options on the boat without having to drill more cup holder holes, saving the boat's overall look.
Holds Bottles: STILLA has a bottle holding solution, making it easy to keep bottles secure and in place.
Space Conscious, Portable, and Storable: STILLA is designed to be space conscious, portable, and storable, making it easy to take on any boating adventure.
Here are some common questions and answers about STILLA:
Q: Is STILLA easy to install? A: Yes, STILLA can be easily mounted on any flat surface of a boat using the provided mounting hardware.
Q: Can STILLA hold wine glasses securely? A: Yes, STILLA's adjustable clamp can securely hold wine glasses of various sizes and shapes, preventing spillage and accidents.
Q: Can STILLA hold other types of beverage containers besides wine glasses? A: Yes, STILLA can hold cups, cans, wine glasses, bottles, and other types of beverage containers securely.
Q: Does STILLA take up a lot of space? A: No, STILLA is designed to be compact and space-saving, making it ideal for boats of all sizes.
Q: Is STILLA portable and storable? A: Yes, STILLA can be easily removed and stored when not in use, making it a practical and convenient solution for boat owners.
Portus & Navis was founded on the desire to maximize the small but significant moments in life that we share with our loved ones. STILLA, their flagship product, is a testament to their commitment to creating practical and aesthetically pleasing boating products that enhance these moments.
With its unique design, STILLA provides a solution to the common problem of spillage on boats while accommodating various types of beverage containers, including wine glasses. Its space-saving and portable design makes it an ideal addition to any boat owner's collection of boating accessories.
If you're tired of dealing with the frustration of spilled drinks and limited cup holders on your boat, consider adding STILLA to your boating gear. It may just be the solution you've been looking for to maximize your small but significant moments on the water.