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Alan’s Boat From China: Episode 3

It’s a (literal) struggle to stay afloat as tensions crank up on board the Passions 3.

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 3, it’s a struggle to stay afloat as tensions crank up. Quick thinking from Alan’s Queensland crew and the Chinese shipyard averts a maiden voyage disaster, and much loss of face.