The Coast Guard loves this guy (8 photos)

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."

Berthier has taken the boat across the English Channel to London and has toured it around Europe , getting plenty of offers of assistance from unwitting good Samaritans, who would presumably be either very annoyed or rather bemused by the contraption.
The designer and artist designed and built the floating installation in 2007. He named his creation Love Love.

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  • noobg

    Bahaha Win!

  • http://blog.tomsforeign.com Yeahbeer

    Awesome boat, but not to comfortable.

    • xLSDx

      Think of it as a maritime recliner

  • Stafferty

    Troll of the Sea

  • LansingMI

    #5 – "functional and safe" Unless anything happens at all, ever, that isn't sitting still and looking like a dork.

    • BobPlant

      "like a dork" -too funny

  • josh

    and not a single fuck was given that day

  • bowhuntpa

    whats worse docking next to him, or living next to the idiots with the upside down house?

  • Checkminus

    What an asshat

  • BeccaB86

    Designed by a French artist… go figure.

    • Phondo

      Uh… what?

      • Jonny P

        to sum it up, she means the french are terrible

        • KUI

          But even a 16 year old french girl knows if she looks ridiculous on her makeup. Go figure.

          • BeccaB86

            Awww… did I make someone look like an idiot for leaving a stupid comment? Is that why you keep leaving baseless attacks on my looks? Whatever nerve I struck, get the fuck over it.

            • Kio

              "did I make someone look like an idiot for leaving a stupid comment?"
              Yep. Yourself.

              Baseless? I can see your picture.

              • Paula

                Becca I hate you and i think youre fat.

                Kisses,
                Paula

  • Error404k

    A french boat,should it not be waving a white flag?

    • Fisheyes

      Awesome! Well played, sir.

      • Dude

        Dont get it…

        • Wolfram

          The French got whooped in WW1 and 2, but they never actually surrendered. In WW1 they were very close to it as Germany was almost in Paris but finally the British got their shit together and pushed back.

          Regardless, it's not like Napolean was French and took over almost all of Europe or anything. Oh, wait, he was. And he did.

          • Reme

            They never surrendered, only because the good ol' U.S. of A. came to their resuce. Again. And again.

            • Wolfram

              That's a very narrow view of it. Of course it depends which war you're talking about now. WW1, USA only really got into it because Germany tried to get Mexico to attack USA by supplying weapons, and of course German U boats were also sinking American ships that were supplying Britain. USA didn't "win the war" but certainly their help was the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak. But France wasn't "rescued" by them, they were rescued by Britain.

              WW2, well again USA waited till they were more or less forced in by Japan attacking Pearl Harbour. USA definitely did kick some ass after that.

              • A european guy

                you can't say England rescued France in WWI nor the US
                What they did is that they helped lowering the death's toll

                WII is another story… but maybe the Nazis were mainly beaten by the russians ? (you know, Stalingrad, Kursk,Berlin…)
                which does not mean that the US nor the UK did not fight. That is precisely why it is called a WORLD war, because almost everybody got involved

                • KUI

                  Europe would have won the war anyway without the *active* participation of the US. (I'm excluding leasing, here). The germans had no chance against russia.

                  Nonetheless, the US were fundamental on other theatres of war, namely the Pacific, of course.

  • hossmank

    Failboat Win!

  • Dave23

    Quint's rolling over in his watery grave

  • Mr_Rob

    "Im in ur sea, trollin ur coast guardz"…

  • Bree1912

    He must have been attention deprived when he made this.

  • thursdaymofo

    I think it is a tribute to the French navy.

    • Dude

      hmmm dont get it
      why ?

      • Dude

        oh i see, cause we have healthcare?
        LOL

        • USSR

          French Navy haha, prolly better than anything they have.

          Hey France go hangout with Canada

        • The Real D. Nozzle

          No, cause you surrender a lot.

        • thursdaymofo

          No the French military has always sucked. Back in the day they would try to compete with Britain's navy but would still suck. Then after America was declared and Britain got all Paula on us, we asked for back up from France in exchange for trade and weakening Britain's economy. Turns out, France was like scumbag Steve and although they said they would be on time, didn't show up till the war was pretty much over. Even today, the only war the French have "won" was their civil war.

  • Meme

    and not single fuck was given that day #5

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.newman Bill Newman

    LIKE A BOSS

  • rodrocks

    What an ASS CLOWN!!!

  • tbone

    When did a desperate plea for attention become "art"? This boat is as much a piece of art as lady gaga's stupid fucking egg was art.

    • will

      oh, it's art. but no one said it's good art.

  • D.C

    It's pretty cool. Looks like it would be easy to fall out of though

  • zilch

    French attention whore

  • V4Vendetta14

    Got the bitch a fucked up boat. Bitches love fucked up boats!

  • Dan

    Some day a real boat will be sinking in that area, and the Coast Guard won't respond, because they think it's this idiot. And then people will die.

    • Jen

      riiiight.

  • Brandon

    what a dickhead

  • didi

    Once again, if it's different, it's dickhead.
    Glory to french folks !
    You're the best 😉

  • http://twitter.com/Maddleak @Maddleak

    OHHH LALA!!

    maybe valentines day is over-rated…?

    WANNA SEE THE UNCUT LIL KIM X-VID??

    DIGITALDIMEZ_COM

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