saving the world, one duffy at a time

What image comes to mind when you hear the words “Duffy Boat,” which is perhaps the world’s most iconic battery-powered electric watercraft?

How about a languid trip around Newport Harbor with family or friends? At a steady 5 mph, the whisper-quiet ride on a Duffy is as smooth as the wine flowing from the captain’s cooler.

As Marshall “Duffy” Duffield likes to say, in person and on his company’s website, a Duffy boat is about lifestyle — a luxury lifestyle.

Which is one reason Duffield’s new venture is so curious. It’s called the Duffy SafeHut. And the simple, durable structures that can serve as temporary living quarters for people in need raises a question:

Can Duffield do for homelessness what he’s already done for chill-out leisure living? Jump into the thread, and huge thanks to the OCR.