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.

  • yerp


  • MikeL71

    Half attention whore, half awesome!

  • DaveMMM

    The boat is sinking, but still functional … YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT

  • Jen

    thank you for the history lesson, gentlemen.

  • roggi wilkov

    that's so very much awesome =)
    but i'd like to know what the inside looks like… i mean, if he travelled over distances it must have a bed and stuff .-.

  • Da Sandman

    this boat…. this is the the boat

  • Someone

    I'm only curious how the hell it passed registration.

    "You made a boat that anyone would think is sinking, and emergency personnel will constantly be falsely alarmed about?"

    "Sounds good to me, here's your registration."

  • moeshere Foxdale

    What a dum ass….art is in the eyes for the believer….I guess…

  • designer

    Designed? Notice that the water line mark does not actually line up with the water line. It's tilted. Looks like the guy just made a guess at the right angle and cut. Cute idea but a kludge.

  • blaise

    oh my, i hate him already.
    -Coast Guard rescue swimmer

  • Joe

    hahaha that's awesome

  • Mr.Deichman


    New RULE: anyone using the word "win" "fail" or "epic" is a huge asshole, get with it. time to grow up

  • berto

    I want one. Can he make a houseboat version?

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