A boat made from recyclable materials which is locally designed and put together, sounds made up, right?
Well Port Macquarie's Raymond Pincott is doing just that with recyclable milk bottles.
"I have been a international shipmaster all over the world for my entire life but when my wife said I needed to come back to shore I decided I needed a project to keep me busy," Mr Pincott said.
"I decided to see if I could design a boat that was made from 90 percent recycled materials, obviously needed to float and to mass designed to be affordable to people.
"The design I came up with uses milk bottles. The sheets are made in Germany and shipped to us here in Port Macquarie before sheets are cut into the exact parts at a plant in Wauchope.
"The great thing about the boat is it won't corrode, there is no electrolysis and it weighs less than 100 kilos so it is very movable."
Mr Pincott said the boat should only be used on calm waters but is great for people looking to go out on the river.
"It is perfect for people living near rivers like many in Port Macquarie do," he said.
"And it is locally designed, cut and put together which is also a great thing for the local economy.
"The recycling aspect is also becoming more and more necessary with huge amounts of waste being produced each day when really simple, smart ideas can harness that and turn it into usable items."
Hastings Secondary College's Marine Studies class had the chance to see the boat up close and students Hannah Popplewell and Madisan Rogers said it was awesome.
"Raymond is so cool, seeing a boat which just looks like a normal boat but is so much more is pretty awesome," Hannah said.
"It is mostly made from recyclable materials which helps the environment and is super lightweight means it is good in so many ways."
"I found it interesting that a boat could be made from a flatpack design and still be able to float," Madisan said.
"The whole project has made me think about waste differently and to consider what actually has to be thrown away and what can be recycled into something else."
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