The boat, presented as a “sailboat,” has a sail, but is mostly propelled by a paddle and sheer will. There are several times during the lake test run when the boat appears to be exactly at the water level; in fact, for almost the entire time it’s on the lake, it looks like the barrel should be taking on water, and yet, it never sinks.
Cool, so it’s seaworthy? Not quite. Now on sale on eBay for $450, the vessel is described as “a temperamental craft” that’s recommended only for display, perhaps for “your next nautical themed BBQ.”
· Barrel Boat [YouTube]