Titanic Lifeboat
Two of these boats were built for the 'Titanic' attraction at the 20th Century Fox theme park in Sydney Australia. They are not replicas of real lifeboats. Rather, they were specially designed for the attraction to float in a very shallow concrete ocean, inside a building. They are capable of carrying 44 adults and float in 6 inches of water! They were built very wide for stability, as the people enter on one side and exit the other when the ride is over. They incorporate double bottoms for structural rigidity and for floatation tanks should water some how come aboard. The construction of these boats appear as traditional but use modern adhesives and marine plywood. The underwater portions of the hulls are wrapped in fiberglass set in epoxy resin, assuring a leak proof hull, with good abrasion resistance.