Earth 300, an innovative superyacht fueled by nuclear power that combines science and luxury, is poised to make its inaugural voyage next year.
The vessel, featuring a "floating sphere," is expected to be constructed shortly, marking the countdown to its groundbreaking journey.
This superyacht is a platform for sustainable sea exploration, offering a unique opportunity for scientists worldwide. Boasting 13 above-deck floors and 22 state-of-the-art laboratories, Earth 300 has enough space for up to 160 scientists to dive into critical global issues, including climate change and pollution.
At the heart of the vessel lies a floating sphere situated atop the deck. This sphere serves as the central hub for all scientific endeavors on board, offering dedicated space for researchers to conduct their groundbreaking work.
Beyond its commitment to research, Earth 300 stands out as the only 100% emission-free vessel of its kind, thanks to its revolutionary Molten Salt Reactors, a nuclear power source running on liquid salt. The advanced technology enables the superyacht to sail for an impressive 300 days a year.
Measuring a staggering 200 feet in height and an impressive 980 feet from bow to stern, Earth 300 is divided into distinct sections. The top observational deck provides panoramic views, while the superstructure below houses the prominent floating sphere.
The lower sections offer living accommodations, a lounge area, dining space and a “self-sufficient city” for the crew.
Accommodating 160 scientists, 20 students and 165 crew members, Earth 300 is expected to be a floating center of research and exploration. In addition, 40 VIP guests can join the voyage, residing in 20 luxury cabins.
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The construction of this avant-garde vessel comes with an estimated cost of a staggering $633 million, and while its exact construction location remains undecided, Europe or South Korea are currently the most likely candidates.
The Earth 300 website states that “oceans are our future,” serving as the “beating heart of the planet.”
The vessel aims to redefine the capabilities of a floating research laboratory, equipped with cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and the first quantum computer to navigate the high seas.
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