I’ve had a lot of dreams in my life, but at the end, I’ve never actually acted upon any of them. However, Johan Huibers is nothing like me, Johan said “I dreamed that a part of Holland was flooded, the next day, I get the idea to build an ark.” and believe it or not, he finish it, animals and all, that Boat on the picture above is “Johan’s Ark.”
This is actually the second Ark that Johan, A dutch Construction Company Director, has made. The first one was half the size of this one, Johan plans to have this seaworthy ark floating along the Thames in London ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
Johans Ark compares to that of Noah, according to Biblical Scholars, Noah’s Ark is about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. About one entire football field in length and 4 stories high. In the Bible, Noah took a couple of Decades to complete the Ark, Johan in the other hand, 3 years, and about 1.6 Million dollars in the process. Johan even has fake life sized animals inside the Ark… $11,000 Model elephants, accompanied by real chickens and other small critters.
Johan is not completely out of his mind, he’s not looking to survive a world ending flood. In fact, when asked by NBC News if he thought it would see him through such a destruction of the world safely, he said, “No, I don’t think so.”Even though his Ark does float, and has had “floating” trial runs on the River.
Overall, this just makes For a very large tourist attraction, I’m sure many people will want to check out his Ark, if he charges for the attraction, he’ll make his money back in no time.
Check out the video below.