Videos

Alan’s Boat From China: Episode 2

Reality bites as different cultural styles put both Alan’s business dreams and the Chinese shipyard’s at risk.

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 2, reality bites as different cultural styles put both Alan’s Barrier Reef business dreams and the Chinese shipyard’s at risk. Can they adapt to each other?