ONE Columba – IMO 9806055

Posted: 5 March, 2019 by SeaBart in paintjob
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WOW…That’s PINK!

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UMBUL MAS – IMO 9672387

Posted: 22 February, 2019 by SeaBart in strange
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Many thanks to Oriane H. for the tip!

ZHI XIAN ZHI XING – IMO 9830769

Posted: 19 February, 2019 by SeaBart in ugly
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A comment via email

Posted: 15 February, 2019 by SeaBart in information
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Reader Talbot C send me this via the email:

“No matter what a ship looks like, the best view of a ship is that seen in the rear view mirror of the taxi as you’re leaving the ship at the end of a voyage!”

And as a seafarer I definitely do agree, it’s always good to go home after spending time away from family and friends and in some cases comfort & wifi, some of the ships I sailed on were not even worth looking back at, just glad to be away from them!

Reader Elisesse made a very thorough comment on my post about Japanese Sightseeing Boats from about 10 years back and this comment was so filled with some really funky looking contraptions that I decided it deserved some more attention: please read, watch & follow the links below.

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Some funny looking another galeon poseur:

Picture by Li Wai Kit via http://www.shipspotting.com

But have you seen Turkish “pirate galeons”?  http://www.barbossayacht.com/ especially that Barbossa Side thing:

… Sure they are visually attractive & visitors have a great time on board, but designs of each ship is just unbearably stupid & freaky. And take a very close look at rigging – an overwhelming amount of stuff done with all seriousness just for the sake of look. This one’s rigging makes feel that it was designed by someone who really had no clue in it. “A pirate tall-ship sorta… who cares? It looks as one, so?”

To have a better understanding – look for example at Poland’s “galeon” tourboats:

Picture by Stara Zientara via http://www.shipspotting.com

 

Picture by Jan Roeske via http://www.shipspotting.com

Similar fake tall ships but done with all seriousness to replicate classic galeons with all their decorations.
Slightly cartoonish but still:

Picture by Jan Roeske via http://www.shipspotting.com

Picture by Lukasz Blaszczak via http://www.shipspotting.com

And down to stupidity but not like in Japan or Turkey:

Picture by Jan Roeske via http://www.shipspotting.com

Picture by Jan Roeske via http://www.shipspotting.com

Some “pirate galeons” from US – these are a series of same design, simplistic shapes of hull & decorations, kinda cute/elegant actually!


Silly cute!

EH?

And one more:

Picture by Rob Renes via http://www.shipspotting.com

Unquote

Thanks Elisesse. You struck some UglyShips gold there!
You do have to wonder what some of these designers were thinking..or smoking.

 

PASCOLI 96 – IMO 7010121

Posted: 31 December, 2018 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Carlo Martinelli via http://www.shipspotting.com

VOS SUPPORTER – IMO 8207458

Posted: 22 October, 2018 by SeaBart in strange
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Picture by Bobjak via http://www.shipspotting.com

GALAXY (of Happiness?)

Posted: 5 October, 2018 by SeaBart in strange
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Picture by Dimitris Mentakis via http://www.shipspotting.com

See also here.

Ex-Commander

Posted: 24 September, 2018 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Will Van Dorp via http://www.tugster.wordpress.com

Click on the picture to be swooshed to the original article on Tugster.

Silver Star

Posted: 15 September, 2018 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by George Brzezina via http://www.shipspotting.com

 

Picture by Steven White via http://www.marinetraffic.com

Seabubbles

Posted: 29 August, 2018 by SeaBart in special
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Picture via the interwebs

 

Picture via the interwebs

#clever #friendly #couldlookbetter #friendlyface #interesting #innovative

 

Academik Lomonosov

Posted: 16 August, 2018 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture via Energymixreport.com

#uglyinsomanyways

 

BOXY LADY – IMO 9108386

Posted: 3 August, 2018 by SeaBart in name
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#funnyname

Picture by Salvador de la Rubia via http://www.shipspotting.com

TRANSPORTER – IMO 8701387

Posted: 25 July, 2018 by SeaBart in ugly
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John J. Harvey

Posted: 12 July, 2018 by SeaBart in paintjob, special
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dscf1761

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#wow #quiteaspectaculairpaintjob #razzledazzle #Ilikethat

Google “Tauba Auerbach flow separation” for more info, or click here.

 

Some more Razzle-Dazzle art ships (that I really like):

The “Snowdrop”, a ferry on the River Mersey (to start an earwurm: click here):

Picture by Barry Graham via http://www.shipspotting.com

 

And the Fingal, a ‘boatique’ hotel in Leith:

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