Tag: boats

Jul 26, 2012

The Solar Powered Boat that Circumnavigated the World

The Solar Powered Boat that Circumnavigated the World

Photograph via PlanetSolar.org On Septebmer 27, 2010, the MS Turanor PlanetSolar set sail from the port of Monaco. The goal? To become the first solar-powered ship to circumnavigate the globe. On May 6, 2012, 587 days, 28 countries, 3 oceans, 11 seas and 60,006 km later, the PlanetSolar team achieved just that. Below…

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Apr 9, 2012

Blue Marlin: The Giant Ship That Ships Other Ships

Blue Marlin: The Giant Ship That Ships Other Ships

When one needs to transport a large number of ships (perhaps they aren’t ocean-ready), move a gigantic oil rig (like BP’s Thunder Horse PDQ) or perhaps carry a damaged warship home (The USS Cole), the MV Blue Marlin heeds the call. Blue Marlin is a semi-submersible heavy lift ship designed to transport very large semi-submersible…

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Jul 7, 2011

The Trimaran Adastra Superyacht by John Shuttleworth [17 pics]

The Trimaran Adastra Superyacht by John Shuttleworth [17 pics]

Design by JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH YACHT DESIGNS The Adastra is the result of more than five years of design and planning. The stunning 42.5 meter (139.4 ft) trimaran is currently being built in China for Hong Kong Clients, Anto and Elaine Marden. Designed and engineered by the world-renowned John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs, the Adastra is…

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Apr 7, 2011

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

Turks & Caicos – Photograph by IPWNNOOBS Fellow blogger Tom Moran from Urban Ghosts inspired this post. His excellent article on ‘Ship Graveyards: Abandoned Ships, Boats and Shipyards‘ sent me on a quest to find some incredible photographs of shipwrecks around the world. The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million…

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Sep 20, 2010

Inside Paul Allen’s $160 Million Yacht ‘Tatoosh’

Inside Paul Allen’s $160 Million Yacht ‘Tatoosh’

Paul Allen, the multi-billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and one of the top 50 richest people in the world, has recently put his yacht, ‘Tatoosh’, up for sale for a whopping $125 million Euros. When you see the pictures, just remember this is all on a 303-ft boat, not some paltry house on *shudder* land.…

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Aug 19, 2010

$1.2 Million 1,350 HP Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Cigarette Boat

$1.2 Million 1,350 HP Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Cigarette Boat

If you have a thing for speed and disregard for money; this 46 foot, 1,350 horsepower, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG-inspired Cigarette boat can be yours for a cool $1.2 million USD. Perfect for smuggling keys of coke, enterprising drug barons should take note: it’s flashy, fast and expensive. What more could you want!? 46′ MERCEDES-BENZ SLS…

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Jun 22, 2010

Buy One Super Yacht Get One SuperCar Free!

Buy One Super Yacht Get One SuperCar Free!

Finally the super rich can get a deal of their own! My friend Tristan sent me this link to an exclusive super yacht that comes complete with it’s own supercar. Of course this is a limited time offer with only six of the Strand Craft 122’s slated for production. The proposed cost? A paltry $25…

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Jan 25, 2010

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Photograph by Doyle Sails If you have an affinity for yachting and $100+ million in disposable income, the Maltese Falcon is all you. Should your preference lean towards a modest one week rental of the mega-yacht, it should only set you back about $600,000. For the rest of us aspiring mega-yacht owners that may…

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Oct 22, 2009

Can Your Boat Dive 100 Feet Under Water?

Can Your Boat Dive 100 Feet Under Water?

When you see a boat do you ever think; that’s it? Can’t you do anything else? In some circles (let’s call them anti-boat-ites) the comparison is often made to the snorkeler. Relegated to the surface, they are 2-dimensional players in a 3-D game. Enter the Scubacraft. A relatively affordable ‘recreational submersible’ capable of taking your…

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