By Sergey Bezberdy
A man has built his own STEAM BOAT out of scrap metal and wood.
Sergey Alekseev, from Khanty-Mansia, Russia, used waste he picked up on walks to hand-make his own steam boat which he takes on the river.
The boat has five seats and can travel for half an hour at a time, according to the 21-year-old.
The entrepreneur was inspired by his physics teacher in school, who asked him to make a small fountain out of plastic bottles.
Fascinated by this lesson, Sergey carried on to build things out of waste products and has now built a full-functional boat.
He said: “I spend so much time in the forest and it amazes me how much waste there is, so I’m glad I’ve finally found a use for it all.
“It was always my dream to build a steam engine, and after asking my teachers hundreds of questions I decided to give it a go.”
Sergey enlisted the help of a local welder after collecting his materials and set to work.
He added: “Now I’m just waiting for spring so I can take it out on the lake again.”