September 17, 2012

Charter the Seasteader I, 230 foot seaworthy ship

The Institute has acquired The Seasteader I, a seaworthy, 230-foot ship from a generous donor. We are actively pursuing preliminary proposals to charter the ship. As a non-profit, we are able to offer this vessel at substantially below market rates to a group whose use will advance our mission of establishing permanent human habitation on the oceans.  We are offering a “bareboat” charter, in which the charterer takes on all costs associated with the ship, such as crew, insurance, registration etc.


The Seasteader I was built in 1985 and is rated to carry 900 people on four decks. Earlier this year she was appraised at $10 million dollars. Docked on the East Coast of Florida, she was originally a passenger ferry, and more recently a gambling ship. Her solid structure and spacious interior present endless opportunities for seasteading entrepreneurs looking for a malleable space for their ocean startup.


More information about charting The Seasteader I can be found here.

3 Comments on “Charter the Seasteader I, 230 foot seaworthy ship

Adrian Childers
September 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Has anyone gotten in touch with this guy who is building his island off the coast of Mexico

This guy, Rishi seems like he could really add value to our vision of colonizing the oceans.

September 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

I wonder if a nudist colony would be out of the question?

November 14, 2012 at 2:27 am

While the youtube video is unavailable, I believe you are referring to spiral island. I have been a member of since before the site and I can tell you that this topic has been discussed countless times. That guy is a true visionary, and may as well be the first true modern “seasteader”.

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