Archive for the ‘special’ Category

Cristo Rey

Posted: 25 December, 2020 by SeaBart in non-ugly, special
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More info here (in spanish) here.

Inverness Boat

Posted: 20 September, 2020 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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Art by Jay Nelson

More work of Jay Nelson can be found on his website.

Little Truck cabin tug

Posted: 20 May, 2020 by SeaBart in special, strange, ugly
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The original article (in Swedish) is HERE (or click on the pic) translated to english via Google HERE and the for sale advert with more pics HERE.

Many thanks to Henrik L for the find & the tip!

Unknown cute US Navy tuggie

Posted: 20 October, 2019 by SeaBart in non-ugly, special
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Found on the Interwebs


Posted: 4 October, 2019 by SeaBart in special
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Picture by Roar Jensen via


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


John J. Harvey

Posted: 12 July, 2018 by SeaBart in paintjob, special
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Picture by Will van Dorp via

#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


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

Picture by sjmackay_1972 via


Posted: 30 April, 2014 by SeaBart in special, strange
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Picture by colon-dash via

Picture by colon-dash via

Baltika – IMO 9649237

Posted: 28 January, 2014 by SeaBart in special, strange
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More info here on Wikipedia.

PRELUDE – IMO 9648714

Posted: 24 December, 2013 by SeaBart in monster, special
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Picture by lapino via

Picture by lapino via

A true Monster of the Seas, more info here.

An artists impression of the finished product:

Picture via the Interwebs.

Picture via the Interwebs.

2011 in review

Posted: 1 January, 2012 by SeaBart in special

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 210,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 9 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Gloria Siderum

Posted: 1 December, 2011 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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Dunno source, via the interwebs

Gloria Siderum

IMO : 7006754

Build :
Hada II (IMO 513945) : 1957 by De Groot & van Vliet – Slikkerveer in The Netherlands, nr 319
Hermes (IMO 514914) : 1956 by by De Groot & van Vliet – Slikkerveer in The Netherlands, nr 315
Both vessels were welded together in 1969 by De Groot & van Vliet” –  Slikkerveer in the Netherlands

Right, so you thought the idea of Allseas creating a catamaran of 2 existing vessels (the Pieter Schelte) was new. Well, it wasn’t. Somewhere in the second half of the 60’s somebody had a brainstorm and got the wild idea to weld 2 coasters together, put on a heavy lift derrick and thus creating a Heavy Lift Vessel. (possibly the genesis of the Heavy Lift World). (more…)

Henry P. Lading

Posted: 5 October, 2011 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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Picture by Marcel & Ruud Coster via

Henry P. Lading

IMO : 8646484

Built : 1930 by Palmers’ SB. & Iron Co., Ltd. – Newcastle in the U.K., nr 1000 as Peter Hurll (tanker)

Converted : 1963 (bow only, rest of the vessel was scrapped) by ??? – Aarhus in Denmark

This must be the oldest still active vessel that will be featured here on, the hull was basically build in 1930 as part of the tanker Peter Hurrl, as seen on the (more…)

Pacific Tracker

Posted: 22 September, 2011 by SeaBart in special, ugly
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Pacific Tracker

IMO : 6507921

Build : 1965 by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp – Pascagoula, Mississippi in the USA, no 487 as Mormacdraco

I can actually hear you thinking now: has SeaBart lost his mind in the few months before while he wasn’t posting, that ship does not look ugly at all, she is a classic. And my (more…)

Master Baiter

Posted: 7 August, 2011 by SeaBart in special
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Master Baiter

IMO : n/a

Build : you’d think, don’t you?

Found this one on the all famous Interwebs, had to share it with you.

A typical well chosen name for a (assumed) sport fishing boat. Either chosen deliberately or not, she is in the same league as the Titan Uranus.

and this is what the Urban Dictionary has to say about it.