Sinking yacht motorboat causes a stir

An artist has designed a fully functioning boat that bears a remarkable likeness to a sinking yacht

Artist and designer Julian Berthier has created a boat that is sure to make coastguards and boaters take a second look wherever it goes.

Described by some as an “accident that has already happened,” the boat has been formed from the aft section of a small yacht, tilted at an angle of 45 degrees, and sealed with a new fibreglass bulkhead. It has also been fitted with a propeller and fin keel.

Love-love is powered by two electric motors and is helmed from an angled seat fitted into what was once the yacht’s sliding coachroof hatch. Berthier says Love-love is “the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object.”

He said, “I wanted to freeze the moment just a few seconds before the boat

disappears, creating an endless vision of the dramatic moment.

“It’s completely functional and perfectly safe.”