Just when I thought I had seen every kind of boat design, I ran across the Lucky Dragon. This is just too weird not to share.
Japan’s Lucky Dragon is the creation of “post-apocalyptic” artist Yanobe Kenji, and a callback to the Daigo Fukuryu Maru, a Japanese fishing boat that was exposed to nuclear fallout during the Bikini Atoll testing in 1954. The craft itself is about 50 feet long and supports the 23-foot-long dragon head, which spits both water and fire and has light-up eyes. Mr. Yanobe built the vessel for the Aqua Metropolis festival in Osaka Japan, and will be terrorizing canals in the area until October 12th.