In a bottle-shaped boat from Europe to Africa and North and South America... and back to Europe
1974 Fons Oerlemans and his wife Kee Arens have undertaken several
transatlantic crossings with exceptional, spectacular vessels, designed
and constructed by Fons himself. The bottle project is his 7th home
made construction, and his 6th adventure on the high seas.
in 1994 he started construction work on a bottle shaped vessel,
equipped with wings. This vessel had a maximum velocity of 70
kilometers per hour and was destined to speed from New York to Europe
in record breaking time.
The flying bottle answered all technical and nautical requirements. In 1999 Fons decided to close this project.
2003 he started the transformation of the winged bottle to a bottle
with sails to cross the Atlantic from Europe to the American continent.
This project is in the final stages.3