A$700 million Earth 300 superyacht set to save the world | Source: Earth 300

State-Of-The-Art Science at Sea: The $700m Nuclear-Powered Superyacht

A superyacht is the ultimate token of luxury. Therefore, you might expect a new proposed A$700 million mega-vessel to go straight into the hands of a billionaire.

The decks of this proposed 980ft long by 200ft high yacht will in fact be graced by the world’s top scientists. That’s because this superyacht isn’t designed to elegantly carry the rich across the world, it’s designed to save it.

Named Earth 300, referencing its 300-metre length, the yacht will be a nuclear-powered floating hub of 22 laboratories hosting 160 of the world’s best scientists.

The mission – to combat climate change

The Earth 300 creators describe its mission

Our ambition for Earth 300 was fearless from the start we wanted to build the Olympic Torch of global science, to expand our knowledge and understanding of the universe, both above and below the ocean’s surface.

The experts on-board will gather data from the ship’s travels to hopefully come up with solutions to help mitigate the climate crisis. They will have access to the latest technology including; artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, and real-time data processing.

The Earth 300 will also feature a quantum computer on board, the first to ever ride the high seas, as well as a 13-storey ‘Science Sphere’ containing two dozen scientific laboratories and a cantilevered ‘Observation Deck.’

Both science and sustainability are at its core – quite literally.

The futuristic Earth 300 yacht is designed for emissions-free sailing powered by a nuclear-molten salt reactor that will operate for 300 days a year. What the company describes as “the new generation of atomic energy that’s safe, sustainable and 100 per cent emission-free,” the Earth 300 will be the first research vessel to feature the new technology.

Although the superyacht has a defining ‘science first’ approach, there will also be 20 luxury cabins on-board.

Affluent eco-tourists will be able to stay on the ocean liner for a 10-day journey reportedly costing over A$4 million per trip. While select VIPs (Very Inspiring People) from all walks of life, ages and cultures, will not be expected to pay for their ticket. 

Earth 300 says the onboard experience will be like nothing else. VIPs will mingle with the world’s forward-thinkers to create and imagine the future together.

You’ll witness the cutting edge of science – sitting under the tree with Newton when the apple falls, you’re walking on the moon with Armstrong and Aldrin.

The collaborative superyacht is the vision of Earth 300 founder Aaron Olivera and was designed by superyacht specialist Ivan Salas Jefferson. Mr Olivera envisages the ship as a way of combining the two worlds of luxury and environmentalism saying he hopes to attract the likes of Elon Musk, Michelle Obama, and Greta Thunberg.

The Earth 300 superyacht is aiming to set sail in 2025.

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