Posts Tagged ‘harbourtour boat’

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.

 

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Posted: 10 April, 2014 by SeaBart in ugly
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Posted: 20 March, 2014 by SeaBart in ugly
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Posted: 8 March, 2014 by SeaBart in ugly
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Posted: 30 September, 2013 by SeaBart in ugly
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Posted: 22 September, 2009 by SeaBart in paintjob, ugly
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Tonndorf

IMO : n/a

Build : 1960 by Sietas-Weft, Hamburg in Germany, nr ??

WOW!! What an eyesore! Get it away from me! I’m going blind!! OMFG, (more…)

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Posted: 12 August, 2009 by SeaBart in ugly
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Cavalier Maxim

IMO : 5265904

Build : 1962 by Thornycroft & Co, Southampton in the UK, nr ?? as Osborne Castle

it must be due to the summerseason that so many harbourtour & excursion (more…)