Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Sinking Boat - Love Love

Love Love - Boat Built To look as if it is Sinking

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 built this the floating installation in 2007 and named his creation Love Love. 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 this 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. Take a look at some more photos of this unique invention...

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