The Bourbon Mistral platform supply vessel was the first ship with the Ulstein’s X-Bow design which helped it win the Ship of the Year Award at the SMM in 2006. Photo by Lars Grepstad.
The X-Bow is an inverted ship’s bow designed by Ulstein Group to improve handling in rough sea, and to lower fuel consumption by causing less hydrodynamic drag.
The Wally 118 WallyPower super yacht with 3 turbine engines producing 16,800 hp, for a top speed of 110 km/h (68.4 mph), making it the fastest motor yacht in the world.
Launch of the SS Dartmouth Victory, one of the 534 Victory ships built during World War II, on February 15, 1945. The ship served as a cargo transport for the remainder of the war.
Victory ships were designed as fast cargo transports and were built in large numbers to offset losses caused by German submarines. Due to slow initial delivery, though, the Victory ships saw most action in the Pacific.
The SS Dartmouth Victory was later taken over by American President Lines and renamed the General Arthur.
The Maserati racing yacht is a spectacular 21-metre VOR70 (Volvo Ocean Race) yacht that previously participated under a different name in the 2008-2009 round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
It features a carbon mast over 30m high and a canting keel. It has spent three months in dry dock shedding some 10 percent of its weight in a bid to become the fastest in the world.
In February Giovanni Soldini skippered Maserati over the 3,884 nautical miles from Cádiz, Spain to San Salvador, Bahamas in under 11 days, setting the first North Atlantic Challenge time-reference in the monohull category.
Panorama view of Pearl Harbor, during the Japanese raid on 7 December 1941, with anti-aircraft shell bursts overhead. The photograph looks southwesterly from the hills behind the harbor. Large column of smoke in lower right center is from the burning USS Arizona (BB-39). Smoke somewhat further to the left is from the destroyers Shaw (DD-373), Cassin (DD-372) and Downes (DD-375), in drydocks at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard.
Built in 2011 by New Zealands Alloy Yachts and not been available for charter until now, Vertigo is one of the most impressive and adventurous luxury sailing super yachts in Y.CO’s fleet.
At 67.9m, Philippe Briand designed Vertigo as the largest sailing yacht in the southern hemisphere and, accommodating 12 guests, she provides the ultimate in spacious luxury sailing. The interiors, designed by the renowned French design-house Christian Liaigre, are one of her star attractions, sporting an ‘urban at sea’ ambience with sleek surfaces and a natural palette of walnut, creams and blacks.
A weekly charter of Vertigo costs from €200,000. c:
The Titanic just prior to being launched into River Lagan for towing to a fitting-out berth where her engines, funnels and interiors would be installed, 1911.
On the 1st July 1907, the order was given to commence work on two of the sisters. The Olympic was given shipyard number 400 and the Titanic 401. The Great Gantry in Belfast spanned 840 feet (250 meter). 10 cranes transported men and material to the different levels of construction. Over 11,000 employees were taken on to carry out the work.
Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Sea based X band radar platform arrives in Pearl Harbor aboard Heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin in January, 2006.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducts rudder turns during sea trials in the Atlantic Ocean, June 14, 2011. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Stoltz)
The luxury liner Titanic, in this photo dated 1912, as she left Queenstown for New York, on her ill-fated last voyage.
Her passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, such as millionaires John Jacob Astor IV, Benjamin Guggenheim and Isidor Strauss, as well as over a thousand emigrants from Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere seeking a new life in America.
The disaster was greeted with worldwide shock and outrage at the huge loss of life and the regulatory and operational failures that had led to it. The inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic began within days of the sinking and led to major improvements in maritime safety.
The HMS Argus (I49), a British aircraft carrier, in harbour in 1918, painted in dazzle camouflage, with a Revenge-class battleship in the distance.
A bow view of the battleship Iowa (BB-61) firing its Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns off the starboard side during a fire power demonstration on 15 Aug. 1984. Photo by PH1 Jeff Hilton.