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Life-size Noah's Ark replica to sail to Israel


Posted on Friday, 30 November, 2018 | Comment icon 24 comments

The vessel was opened to the public in 2012. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Ceinturion / Ark of Noah Foundation
Built by Dutch millionaire Johan Huibers, the enormous 2,500-ton vessel is nothing if not impressive.
Measuring 410ft in length, the vessel, which was built after the idea came to Huibers in a dream, is home to an array of museum exhibits and is able to accommodate anywhere up to 5,000 people.

The veteran businessman had intended to sail the ship all the way to Rio de Janeiro in time for the 2016 Olympic Games, but when those plans fell through he opted instead to aim for Israel.

There is one major snag however - the vessel is unable to move under its own power which means that the only way to get it to its destination will be to have it pulled there using tugboats.

The total cost of hiring the boats for the journey will come to around $1.3 million.

"This is a copy of God's ship," said Huibers. "It only makes sense to take it to God's land."

"I love the county, I love the people. They don't obey, they do what they want, they drive like mad, shove while waiting in line and don't listen to anyone. Just like me."

Source: Fox News | Comments (24)

Tags: Noah, Ark

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by XenoFish on 1 December, 2018, 1:14
Isnt there something in the bible about giving riches to the poor. Instead of building this boat. Why didn't he just donate the same amount of money he wasted to charities? Would've been a better use for it.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hankenhunter on 1 December, 2018, 1:19
Is there going to be dinosaurs? Real Christian dinosaurs? With saddles? I wanna ride the Velociraptor!
Comment icon #17 Posted by trancelikestate on 1 December, 2018, 1:32
What a waste if money and resources. Why not build some homes, feed some people, do something for society if you have money to p*** away
Comment icon #18 Posted by DieChecker on 1 December, 2018, 2:03
1.3 million? A go-fund-me set up would probably bring that in in a couple days. Considering all the fundamentalist Christians in the US who are strong Israel supporters.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Captain Risky on 1 December, 2018, 4:17
i guess the next natural step is to fill it with two of a kind of every animal.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Truthseeker007 on 1 December, 2018, 12:00
To bad all the Christians can't get on the boat and sail on out of here.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Seti42 on 1 December, 2018, 12:53
What's up with the obsession with a fictitious boat? Think about how much good this guy could have done if he donated all that money/effort to a proper charity instead of building some bible BS?
Comment icon #22 Posted by Gecks on 1 December, 2018, 21:29
I suppose the same could be said about the obsession with disney and a fictitious mouse.  The sad truth is money breeds money. So rather than use excessive amounts of money for good, moral purposes. The objective is to build crap that other people will pay to see, so you get more money.  If any good came out of it, hopefully it employed some people to build it ( not charity i mean) to put food on their tables.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Trenix on 10 December, 2018, 4:23
Insanely dumb is believing that by trying to feed the hungry, that no one will be starving or that anything will change. Food is just a temporary fix to hunger, education is however permanent.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Trenix on 10 December, 2018, 4:26
Because it's his money, not yours. How would you feel if someone told you how you should use your money? That's just ridiculous. You sound like a politician.


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