DAKA Designs Limited

Daka chose SolidWorks software to produce the SEA-DOO SEASCOOTER DOLPHIN ecause it provided the most efficient approach to meet the challenging design deadline.

The Challenge

Daka, a Hong Kong -based leading designer, developer, and marketer of inventive consumer products, set the dive propulsion vehicle (DPV) market on its head with the introduction of the SEA-DOO SEASCOOTER DPV, selling more than 100,000 units and creating a new product category in the process. The company thrives on executing a strategy based on developing innovative products that will establish new global consumer markets. Following the success of the original SEASCOOTER DPV, the group decided to pursue the broader pool accessory and family recreation market by introducing a lightweight, compact DOLPHIN water scooter.

The Solution

To best achieve this goal, Daka decided to implement the SolidWorks 3D design platform to reduce development cycles and shorten time-to-market. With SolidWorks software, Daka’s design team was able to produce the DOLPHIN water scooter in just six and a half months, as opposed to the 13-month design cycle for the SEASCOOTER – a reduction of 50 percent.

Success Metric

  • Reduced design cycle by 50%

  • Cut development costs by 50%

  • Expedited tooling and mold development

  • Reaped significant market share due to accelerated time-to-market