The World's First 3D printed Yacht from Plastic Waste

Searious Business, Wijk Yacht Creation BV and BeteoR BV to Manufacture the World's First 3D printed Yacht from Plastic Waste. 

 

Together we draw attention to the plight of the world’s ocean, and aspire to make a difference by facilitating change in the beverage and shipping industries. We will do so, by demonstrating the feasibility of producing a yacht from recycled PET bottles. We call it the One Minute Boat.

Why One Minute?

The so-called One Minute Boat has a nominal displacement of 20 tonnes: equivalent to the weight of plastic that is discharged into the world’s ocean every minute! We intend to ‘launch’ this idea with the backing of multi-national companies, initially focusing on PET bottles. 100s of billions of PET bottles are produced and discarded every year.

We find that an around-the-world boat race sponsored by multinational companies will enable us all to recycle more PET bottles. Indeed the journey itself will be symbolic of the need to close the plastic tap and to promote a sustainable circular value chain. Through combining our expertise in ReThink & ReDesign plastic, Yacht design and Change Management, we will engage with the world’s beverage producers.

3D printed model from rPET 

To speed our ambitions, we reached out to Lay3rs 3D printing company and filament builder Tridea. At the event 'A Plastic Ocean' in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, we presented the first 3D printed model from recycled PET, in a fully-packed theater. The response was overwhelming.

Next steps: we need you!

We would like to ask for your help to get the message out. Let's show that through smart redesign of the way we do business, it really is possible to ‘go around the world in one minute!

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