Anthony DiMare

May 27, 2014 - 12:52pm
Anthony DiMare developed a collapsible sailboat aimed at getting city dwellers on the water.

It all started because of a girl. 

It was summer 2012 and Anthony DiMare had met someone at a party two weeks before school ended. He invited himself to go visit her in New York City and wanted to do something special.

“I thought, ‘I’ll take her sailing,’” said DiMare, a recent Syracuse University graduate in mechanical engineering. “Beautiful summer day, 85 degrees, nice, consistent breeze, Statue of Liberty, the sunset. It was going to be great. It was going to be the quintessential romantic thing anyone could ever do.”