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A Yacht That Gives That Sinking Feeling

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the scuttle-in-style dept.

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cylonlover writes "French artist Julien Berthier has designed a fully functional boat to look as if it is sinking. The 6.5m (21ft) yacht was cut in half, with a new keel and motor added so it remains in the sinking position while being fully functional. He describes it as 'the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object.'"

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A couple problems (4, Insightful)

Bicx (1042846) | more than 3 years ago | (#34231680)

Sounds like fun, but the first few times you take it out on the water, you'd probably get pestered by the Coast Guard and prompt several 911 calls from unknowing observers. As time passes, people might get used to seeing your half-sunken hull, after which someone else's yacht ACTUALLY starts sinking and goes unreported because it's such a normal sight (thanks to you!).

Re:A couple problems (1)

harrytuttle777 (1720146) | more than 3 years ago | (#34236592)

This would be good for people concerned about piracy. Since the U.S. doesn't care about the issue, a prudent boat owner should disguise his boat as one that is already sinking that way bandits don't try and board it to steal all your women and booze.

    Come to think about it, it would also be perfect for domestic pirates too. When someone comes to your aid, you could quickly fire your blunderbuss, and trow over all lines. That way you could steal THEIR wine and women. Best of all worlds.

I am glad some people are finally thinking outside of the book.

Re:A couple problems (1)

marcello_dl (667940) | more than 3 years ago | (#34240646)

Solution: whoever sees a sinking yacht goes there and loots it. If it is this one, sinks it too, then posts to slashdot idle the cease alert.

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