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Alan’s Boat From China: Episode 1

Doing business with China? Learn first-hand with this worker’s guide to DIY international diplomacy.

By Ian Lang for

When passionate Barrier Reef small entrepreneur Alan commissions one of China’s oldest army shipyards to build his tourist superyacht, what could possibly go wrong? Communicating is only the first hurdle to staying afloat.

Filmed in China and Australia and the seas between, it’s a three-year adventure in four bite-sized weekly episodes. Documentary maker Ian Lang shows how small players are taking big risks that pay off.

In Episode 1, hopes are high as Great Barrier Reef tourist entrepreneur Alan commissions one of China’s oldest army shipyards to start building a shared future, with their first-ever super yacht.