Cardboard Yacht Club

Back in 2013, a couple friends and I got together and started Southern Illinoi's first ever Cardboard Yacht Club.

Each year, SIU hosts a cardboard boat race on the campus lake which we watched year to year. This year, however, we decided to join in the fun and leave our mark. Jeff Rusin, a business major friend of mine approached my friends and I with an idea; to build the largest cardboard boat Southern Illinois had ever seen.


Our task was simple. Build a 15-foot boat that could support 10-12 passengers that would float using recycled cardboard.