This Guy Built A Floating Tiki Bar, And Lived Happily Ever After.
Don’t be alarmed if you see a tiki bar floating by a river or waterfront, it didn’t get there accidentally. Greg Darby needed to purchase a small boat after his was stolen but he was also planning to set up a tiki in his backyard. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident didn’t need to choose one over the other.
The electrical engineer designed and built his own floating tiki bar with a motor. His creation was so popular Darby has switched careers; building the Cruisin’ Tiki. He has clients in Florida, Canada, Georgia, and Mexico. For the new businessman, the floating tiki provides freedom, "just figure out where you want to go, then turn the key and go," says Darby.
The tiki floating bar can hold up to 12 people.
Two models are currently for sale. The non-powered docksider retails for $16,500 while the 30 horsepower motor sells for $21,500.
Aside from the bar stools and fridge, the tiki comes with Bluetooth sound system and LED lights.
"It's been a real blessing to get an idea that resonates with a whole lot of people. There's really a lot of homes for tiki bars like this," says Darby.
Source: Broward Palm Beach