IMO : 7911545
Build : 1981 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab – Turku in Finland, nr 1252 as Silvia Regina
Here is another one that has reached me via our Facebook extension, thank you Greg J for the tip! The Stena Sage: she has lots of different views so let’s discuss them all.
First the sideview, as can be seen above : It looks as if the designer had an afterthought while drawing the forward of the accommodation and at the last minute decided to add some aero-dynamical enhancing angles…..that went horribly wrong as the picture clearly testifies. The text on the hull translates from Norwegian as: Fun on the Water …..
The other side says : Join and be Happy…….I beg your pardon???
Then the front view, see above and the pic below :
Here the lines which I thought were aero dynamic enhacing appear to be nothing more than a hoax to cover up some awkward design features where they attempted to give the front a bit of a leaner look. Went wrong as well. And to top it of they gave the passengers a large window to look out of, 2 decks of it, from the outside it looks like the open mouth of a giant whale sucking up krill. Going from bad to worse.
and as last: the stern part :
Nothing pleasing to be found here but if you compare the above pic with one from earlier in her career you might spot something added.
Yup, well spotted: on both sides of the garage doors they have added somekind of outriggers. These appear to be like the training wheels you ad to a small bike for your kid to learn to ride on but I think they are nothing more than bumpers for when she is backing up against a RoRo-ramp……don’t do much good for the lines thought!
And as last the funnel :
At first it had some kind of spoiler, like those souped up cars. Later this was removed.
Presto: improved looks!! But I still think the funnel is a bit on the large side….need to compensate for something???