The Instrument panel is a self-contained pod that pivots up and out of the way, not only to help protect it from dripping swim suits and flip flops, but also to provide a way to create a larger flat deck. Four hinged folding panels (called the origami deck) stow atop the forward deck under the canopy and are able to be deployed in two halves to fully cover the seats of the cockpit, enabling a completely flat floor from the bow to the back of the baggage compartment. This floor is level whether floating on the water, or parked on level ground. This amazingly big surface on a relatively little airplane is just large enough for two people to stretch out and sleep. Deploying a fitted tent and inflating a fitted air mattress makes spending the night a delight.
Traveling from marina to marina on a big adventure couldn’t be easier with the MVP’s on-the-water folding wings. Taxi up close and shut down the engine. Fold the wings, and propel the MVP towards the slip with use of an on-board trolling motor. Integrated within the bilge, is a useful bow thruster to help make docking a breeze.
With all these features, one might expect there to be compromises made to the flight and handling qualities of the MVP. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The MVP will prove to be a top performer and a joy to fly in its class. High-aspect ratio/high lift wings, excellent stability, crisp controls, comfortable seats and excellent visibility will all contribute to making the MVP a sheer joy to fly.