Behold Filip Jonker and his cardboard boat


Named after the tugboat in Jan de Hartog’s 1940 book Hollands Glorie (published in English as Captain Jan), Dutch artist Filip Jonker’s boat De Furie is 24 feet long and made out of standard honeycomb cardboard. Fitted with a 33-horsepower diesel engine, it made the trip from Enschede in Holland to London, crossing the English channel in 22 hours. But OK, with a 4 mm thick layer of heavy-duty paint normally used on gas pipes, one could say that it is as much made out of paint, as cardboard :-)

“A lot of people asked why I didn’t do a testmodel first, but in my opinion that is already all the effort”

Via Wired


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