Tall Ship

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wayne, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    During my travels last week, I spotted this tall ship in a couple of locations. In case anyone is interested, it’s now docked in St. John’s harbour. Am I correct in saying it’s a Tall Ship?

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  2. Savage

    Savage Member

    That's a beauty ... Schooners qualify as a "tall ship" I believe :)
     
  3. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    The bowsprit and transom are reminiscent of a schooner but methinks she is rigged as a ketch. Taller foremast and wheel behind the aft mast. The straight vertical bow is odd as well.
     
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Nice looking boat, any guesses how long?
     
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I think over 200ft
     
  6. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    At 200ft she won't be docking in many small places. She would have a deep draft to carry that much sail even with a full keel. More likely a double fin. She is a very custom design. Likely has a large crew that delivers the boat to an area and the owner flies in with family to "explore" the area and after flying out has it delivered to the next adventurous location.
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  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    It was anchored off shore at Bonavista and Trinity when I saw it last week. I got a quick video of it sailing too. I’ll try to post later.
     
  8. Savage

    Savage Member

    You're right murph ... with true schooner rigged vessels, the foremast is shorter than the mainmast ... this beauty does look like a modern hybrid of some sort. Love to see 'er up close!
     

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