You can go on a ride for 10 days on a nuclear-powered, emission-free yacht for $3 million dollars, o you can go on that trip for free if you are a lucky student or scientist selected to be on board to help study the effect of climate change.
This yacht called Earth 300, according to their website this will be a global icon for science. And they are planning to sail this yacht in 2025 with 160 scientists on board, 20 students, 165 staff, and 40 VIP guests who can pay $3 million dollars for a ticket.
Aaron Olivera, the CEO of Earth 300, speak about this Earth 300 idea with the Money FM when he was scuba diving in the Maldives and saw a dead coral that was killed by overacidification of the ocean.
Then he came up with an idea. he wanted to bring “brightest and smartest” scientists aboard a new-age ship to work together to bring solutions to this climate change.
According to their website, This ship will be powered by safe atomic energy from a molten-salt reactor, and it also has 22 “cutting-edge” laboratories that have AI, robotics, machine learning, real-time data processing, and it will also have the latest quantum- computer.
Earth 300 is 300 meters long, by 46 meters wide, by 60 meters tall to the highest point of the ship.
Aaron also said “It’s a vessel that’s got the overall size of a cruise ship, but it’s not a cruise ship. It’s got the overall look of a superyacht, but it’s not a superyacht,” on the radio show. “It’s got the technology to rival an aircraft carrier, but it’s not an aircraft carrier. It’s going to have the endurance and the exploration skills of an explorer vessel, but it’s not an explorer vessel. It’s all of those put together in one package.”
Aaron also said why he decided to make this ship, “The oceans are the beating heart of the planet. Without oceans, there cannot be any life.”
According to the report from Entrepreneur, the total cost of this Earth 300 ship will be around $500 million to $700 million.