Beija Flor (updated)

Posted: 13 August, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob
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Picture by Will van Dorp via www.tugster.wordpress.com

Picture by Will van Dorp via http://www.tugster.wordpress.com

Beija Flor

IMO : N/A

Build : Who knows…….

Yachts, there are a lot of them on this widewide world and to differentiate yourself from your neighbours in the marina and to stand out amongst the crowd you have to do something special…..something very spcial. And the owner of this sailingyacht did. I have no idea why he painted the hull in a very distinctive camouflage pattern but he did anyway. And probably to prevent him being blown out of the water by armed forces who mistook his yacht for a terrorist warship he painted a hugh peace-sign on it as well…….All that is a bit too much for my sensible senses and I now have to go to bed with a terrible migrain.

Picture by Will van Dorp via www.tugster.wordpress.com

Picture by Will van Dorp via http://www.tugster.wordpress.com

BTW: Beija Flor is Portuguese for Hummingbird……it’s all getting a bit weirdly mixed up. Especially seeing that she is flying the German flag.

Picture by Will van Dorp via www.tugster.wordpress.com

Picture by Will van Dorp via http://www.tugster.wordpress.com

Thanks to Will of Tugster-fame who graciously permitted me the use of his pictures.

Update (13-08-2009)

Further investigation lead me to the following:

This yacht participates in the EuroRock Peace Full Sail, more information to be found here, here and here.

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Comments
  1. fooman2008 says:

    personally the pink camouflage is what makes it work so well. He ought to be joining the MS Steve Irwin, he will blend right in with them
    Foo

  2. seabart says:

    I don’t think they want to be associated with those id**ts…….

  3. CaptainDon says:

    This Boat has been parked at Cape Marina in Port Canaveral For about 6 month. I will get a picture of the matching Cadillac.

  4. bowsprite says:

    the pink camouflage did not work: they did flag down the coasties for a little visit/chat. Something about a big peace sign that troubles our security/law enforcement agencies…

  5. seabart says:

    I really wanna see the pic of that Cadillac!!

  6. DUTY OFFICER BERMUDA RCC says:

    The Sailing Vessel Beija Flor departed New York on the 15th Aug bound for the Canaries with 3 persons on board. The vessel is reported overdue and information or sightings about the vessel should be sent to craig@marops.bm, the vessel may have encountered hurricane Bill on her passage.
    Thanks
    Bermuda Rescue Coordination Centre
    Duty Officer

  7. tugster says:

    am waiting for a followup. hope all is well.

  8. chico says:

    Sightning at the Azores today. Flores island, Lajes.

  9. Many thanks for the information, RCC Delgada reported the arrival of the vessel to us on the 9th Sept, I should have posted something sooner. Thanks again for keeping an eye out, its much appreiated.
    Duty Officer
    Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre

  10. bowsprite says:

    Ah, good to hear!

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