Seastead.AI Ltd.

A seastead is a floating home designed to move through international waters, allowing its residents to change legal jurisdictions easily. It is optimized for spacious living, reduced motion, and low cost, with speed and lifting capacity being low priorities. The name "seastead" comes from "sea" and "homestead".

By using solar power and small reliable electric motors, seastead residents will not need the high level of skill required by normal yacht owners using sail power or high maintance diesel engines. The slow, gentle motion of a seastead is easy for beginners and older individuals to handle.

Compared to a traditional yacht, seasteads have a small waterline area and a wide stance. This means that waves passing by make less change in the buoyancy force and less tilting of the structure. A seastead 100 feet wide might tip a couple feet as a wave passes, so the angle of tipping would be far less than on typical family yacht. The stability of a Seastead in the Caribbean should be good enough to stay focused on working on a computer.

The pictures below give an idea of the current plan. The main body is made from an aluminum culvert. There are 6 legs. The 6 small vertical cylinders are the big bumpers as floats. The 4 circles are where the big propellers from the thrusters/submersible-mixers would be.

Sub pages

  1. Galt's Ocean - Why we need seasteads
  2. Definitions of Seastead
  3. Design Goals
  4. Business Plan PDF
  5. Markets Seasteads Might Sell To
  6. Land we are buying to build seastead on
  7. Body of Seastead made from a Culvert
  8. Some research and model testing we have done
  9. Dynamic Stability
  10. Internet
  11. Launching Seastead into Ocean
  12. Funding
  13. Submersible Mixers as Thrusters
  14. Ship Bumpers as Floats
  15. Solar Panels
  16. Batteries
  17. Legs and Cables
  18. Redundancy, Reliability and Maintenance
  19. More views of the possible first prototype
  20. Next model seastead using barrels
  21. Navigation in ocean currents at slow speeds
  22. Software we plan to use
  23. wing shaped floats or legs
  24. float made from 2 dished ends

We want to get to a "minimum viable product" and then iterate on that as rapidly as we can. We are not expecting to sell the first few prototypes.

Contact us: Ltd. is an Anguilla corporation owned by Vincent Cate.