Boat Made Of Plastic Bottles Ready To Cross Pacific Ocean

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with United Country Rogue Coast Realty

Adventure Ecology founder David de Rothschild has spent the past year or so constructing a 60 foot boat made mostly out of two liter plastic bottles. Following a few false starts in the design stage, the vessel is nearly ready to make its maiden voyage. In August, the "Plastiki" will set sail from San Francisco and cross the Pacific Ocean bound for Sydney, Australia. A total of 12,500 bottles went into the construction of the boat, which will support a crew of nine. We love this project because it combines a pro-active recycling experiment with a willingness to allow technology to devolve a bit.

Comments (3)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Angela..........it'd be really neat to see some pictures of this!!  Sounds outrageous!!

May 26, 2009 06:59 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Whoops.....now I see a picture!  It didn't pop up for awhile

May 26, 2009 06:59 AM
Laura Gray
RE/MAX Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD

Angela - That is one boat that would have to sail without me !!!!

May 28, 2009 10:48 AM