Coastal Celebration

Posted: 17 March, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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Coastal Celebration

IMO : 9332779

Build : 2008 by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Flensburg in Germany, nr 735

No, I didn’t make a mistake, both of the above pictures are of the same ship, she is a double ended ferry so the bow & the stern are the same, so bow can be stern and stern can be bow. The only way to differentiate the both sides of each other are the images on the side. And she and her 2 sisterships are probably designed to look hightech but I can’t shake off the feeling that it’s all a bit over the top, all a bit too much of angles and lines and corners and creases. But I do have to give the designteam kudos for at least trying to be innovative.

Below you can see the different designs on all 3 vessels.

Coastal Celebration:

Coastal Renaissance:

Coastal Inspiration:


Dunno source, via Wikipedia

Dunno source, via Wikipedia

The images on the sides are advertising the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada so they will expire January 2011….I see a threesome paintjob coming up somewhere end 2010/beginning 2011 but how are they differentiate the ships from each other then? Or more important: how are they gonna differentiate the front & the stern on each ship? Not that it matters because both sides are the same!

And yes: the word of the day is: differentiate, I’m currently at the “D”  in my Difficult words Dictionary. See, again 2 words with a “D”.

  1. PG says:

    The end designated the bow can be told by flags being flown on the masts. The provincial and house flag flies on the designated bow mast and the flag of the country where it is registered flies on the designated stern mast.

    Double ended ships are more common in North America where distances are short and have high passenger and vehicle volume. These ships operate on routes with 25 minute turnaround times to unload and load, so being double ended saves a lot of time when you are trying to unload 1,600 passengers and 370 vehicles, re-load and still depart on time.

    There are uglier modern double-ended ships than these particular ones… For example, have a look at the Deutschland

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