You know that saying about the “boats in the night”? Well, I have to show you something…
These are not boats in the night. These are boats in the morning. And what a boats they are! The closer one is the ultimate watercraft. It is called “Golden Odyssey” and is the work of the German company Lurssen, built in their Lemwerder shipyard in 2015 for the known contractor. The yacht is 123.2 meters long and 17.9 meters wide. It has a space for 32 guests (16 cabins) and the yacht has 60 crew members (30 cabins). The interior was designed by Alberto Pinto. Cruising speed is 16 knots, and can go to maximum of 18 knots. Those disgusted with all the water around the yacht, can swim a marathon in the pool inside it. The price? A minor really — only $300 million fiat papers!
Here we can see “Golden Odyssey” in comparison with a Vision-class cruise ship “Marella Discovery 2”, length: 264.26 m, coming to the port of Kotor. It’s a floating 11-story building!
Fujifilm X-T20, Canon EFs 18–135mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM @135mm, ISO250, 1/125 sec, f5.6
This does not mean that we do not have boats in the night. We do! Here is the same “Golden Odyssey” in the night, with the lights a bit dimmed:
Fujifilm X-T20, Canon EFs 18–135mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM @135mm, ISO12800, 1/34 sec, f5.6
If you would like to know who is the owner, you can find it here…
But that’s not all, folks! We have more boats! Well, if you can really call this “a b(l)oat”…
Fujifilm X-T20, Canon EFs 18–135mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM @24mm, ISO200, 1/950 sec, f8
It is one of the smaller cruisers, named Marella Celebration — with its 215 meters in length, 10 decks, 631 cabins for the maximum of 1350 guests and 520 crew members, with 5 restaurants, 6 bars, 7 lifts and… meh… only 2 pools 😉😄
And on such big boat you really don’t have an easy access to the sea. You are in a floating hotel waiting for a vacant space in the pool to make a few swimming strokes… That’s why some people prefer a free joyride far and away from the floating buildings like “MSC Musica” 😉
Fujifilm X-T20, Canon EFs 18–135mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM @135mm, ISO200, 1/1250 sec, f5.6
Because, then you can throw YOUR anchor wherever you want and do whatever you want… like, for example, make your own sport — Watervolley!
Fujifilm X-T20, Canon EFs 18–135mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM @135mm, ISO200, 1/450 sec, f5.6
And if you are more of adventurous type who loves sailing boats…
Fujifilm X-T20, Canon EFs 18–135mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, @135mm, ISO200, 1/950 sec, f5.6
…then maybe a nice small pirate ship is the right thing for you:
Fujifilm X-T20, Canon EFs 18–135mm, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, @92mm, ISO200, 1/1400 sec, f5.6
Heading for Tortuga?
This is an entry to the Neoxian City Photo Challenge with a theme of “Boats”, hosted by our @neoxian-city
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