Yacht spotting in the Tyrrhenian Sea - The world's largest sailing yacht [Mobile Photography]

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A while ago I was on a cruise in the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a crew of friends. We sailed along the Sardian and Corsican coast, exploring offshore islands and secret bays.

One day we had the extraordinary luck to spot one of the most spectacular swimming objects ever built, the Sailing Yacht A! One can always debate about design yet from an engineers viewpoint the construction of this ship really pushed the envelope in shipbuilding technology.

Just 9 months after being put into operation we found the sailing giant lying at anchor along our route. As it happens in such unforeseen events, my DSLR's battery was empty when needed and I had no backup battery at hands (amateurish, I know). Fortunately, my iPhone had some juice left (a rare violation of Murphy's law) and so I was left at least with something to capture the event.

If you are interested in all the record specs of the A and how it was constructed I recommend reading this article here.

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And there she lies in the evening sun, the A.

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Getting closer.

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The A was constantly orbited by other ship watchers.

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Check out these colossal, unstayed masts. Carbon fibre makes it possible.

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Garages for tender and jet ski. There is another garage for the ship's own submarine. No kidding.

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Goodbye A. Fair winds and following seas!

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Smaller yachts have their appeal, too.

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Time to find an anchorage before night falls.

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Thanks for watching and 'til next time!

Shaka


All photos were recorded by myself with an iPhone 6S in 2017. All rights reserved.

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Schick ist anders, hat dennoch einen eigenen Charme..

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Ja, an dem Design scheiden sich die Geister. Mir gefallen die kleineren, klassischen Modelle auch besser.

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Die Motoryacht fanden viele schon nicht schön. Ich find die hingegen eigentlich ziemlich cool, halt einfach mal was ganz anderes... Die Segelyacht... naja, ist halt echt gewöhnungsbedürftig. Fällt halt auf ;) Aber so ne klassische Yacht gefällt mir dann doch auch besser.

Now that looks like a decent piece of engineering! The "traditional" smaller yachts are more appealing to me though :)

Here is my latest catch as for ship photography:

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It is a cruise ship MSC Opera that I captured when it was docked at a port in Havana, Cuba. A big one! :D

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I feel the same, I prefer the classic ones, too.

This is some nice photography buddy.
Which model of iPhone?

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I think he clearly wrote

All photos were recorded by myself with an iPhone 6S in 2017. All rights reserved.

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Okay I saw that in the end lol

Unvergessliche Erinnerungen wirst Du in diesem Segelurlaub gesammelt haben. Ich beneide Dich schon alleine deshalb ein wenig, weil Du das Szenario auf dem 1. Bild mit der tief stehenden Sonne live erlebt hast. Das ist wirklick ein uverschämt gutes Foto! :-)

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Danke Dir!

Aha! It doesn't matter whether you have a DSLR or a smartphone. Your photographs are always clear, bright and treats for eyes. The big yacht was remarkably grand and beautiful.
However, I could not understand your following lines:

Fortunately, my iPhone had some juice left (a rare violation of Murphy's law)
What was the connection between the iphone battery and the Murphy's law?

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Thank you!

However, I could not understand your following lines:
Fortunately, my iPhone had some juice left (a rare violation of Murphy's law)

Well, I was joking that if something can go wrong, it usually does go wrong. Meaning that according to Murphy's law the battery of my iPhone should have been empty, too.

Wow, einfach nur wow! Unglaubliches „Segelboot“!

Und auch wieder beachtlich, was schon mit dem 6S alles ging! Benutzt du auch Snapseed oder so?

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Danke! Es ist tatsächlich umstritten, ob dieses Biest als Segelboot durchgeht, bzw. nicht doch eher in die Kategorie segelunterstützte Motoryacht fällt.

Die Kamera gehört fraglos zu den Stärken des iPhones. Eine Frechheit hingegen ist die Kurzlebigkeit des Akkus. Mein 6S ist jetzt seit knapp zwei Jahren in Betrieb und braucht mittlerweile zwei Ladezyklen pro Tag. Wäre der Akku austauschbar wäre es ja noch mal etwas anderes.

Snapseed verwende ich nicht, sieht aber Deinem Post zur Folge nach einer guten mobilen Lösung für die Bildbarbeitung aus. Ich mache alles mit Lightroom, auch die Bearbeitung der Handybilder. Da sind die Abläufe bei mir inzwischen so eingeschliffen, dass ich da vermutlich kaum noch wechseln werde. Ausserdem schätze ich die Möglichkeit mit LR auch die gesamte Bildverwaltung, Kategorisierung und Archivierung komfortabel managen zu können.

Grüsse!

Woohoooo, really cool!

Ich hab sie ja lange Zeit hier in Kiel in der Werft liegen sehen.... Das war schon immer beeindruckend.

Hier ein Bild (leider sieht man nur die Masten) mit der Motoryacht A , ebenfalls in Kiel gebaut und gleicher Besitzer...

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Toll! Danke für das Beisteuern diese Bildes. Sieht so aus, dass der Eigner da gerade auf Stippvisite war um den Baufortschritt zu begutachten :)

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Sehr gerne :) Ich meine mich zu erinnern, dass es tatsächlich auch so war :)

Thank you @shaka for posting these photographs of this 'spectacular swimming object' as you have called it.......a rare catch indeed.....a sailing yacht.

Appreciate you bringing this beauty to Steemit.

All the best from bleujay/bentleycapital.

Cheers!

That is a monster. I saw a documentary on the design of it a while back and it us quite an engineering feat.

Btw, the first pic is excellent. There is a story in there.

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A monster, that's it indeed.

Thanks for the compliment, I also like that first picture very much. I think it's the reduction on ship, sea and cliff that invites to think about a narrative. The Odyssey comes to my mind. Like the very moment before blinded Polyphemus appears at the top of the cliff in all his furore, hauling rocks after the escaping ship.

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The Odyssey comes to my mind. Like the very moment before blinded Polyphemus appears at the top of the cliff in all his furore, hauling rocks after the escaping ship.

That'd do it :)

@shaka, Wow, awesome stuff for sure and this ship is really huge and in my opinion for sure people will going to visit here because, this place is just awesome to explore and this ship is reflecting as Sky Touching for sure.

And good to know that in summer season you've explored this place and for sure these kind of places will refresh us because water view is one of the aspect where everyone wants to spend their occasions.

And in 7th picture we can see Sun as huge fireball for sure and it holds amazing and powerful essence. We all wait for these kind of beautiful weather because these kind of weather can really heal us.

And in same 7th picture at right side we can see an green stuff in the sky, in my opinion it's an Reflection effect but it's reflecting as some kind of green planet is becoming visible and it's great to watch for sure.

Wishing you an great day and stay blessed. 🙂

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You are right, the green ball is a lens reflection that is very typical for the iPhone in counter light photography. Most of the times I don't remove it since conveys a special will-o'-wisp-effect that often fits nicely to the scenery.

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Yes, it's really giving that add on effect. 🙂

This yacht looks like a “James-Bond-stealth-comando-central”. Also the grey finish/color makes it look like it is made out of concrete.

lovely pix

WOW, geniales Ding🤗

There are times that I am really jealous seeing these photos! In a good way of course ☺️One more reason why steem has to climb and give us financial freedom and plenty of free time to enjoy what world has to offer...

As for the photos...just amazing and really detailed once again dear @shaka

Shaka how are you? what majestic images you present today, can you ask for more beauty of nature? I do not think so
And the yachts are definitely the complement of so much beauty

Greetings from Venezuela

Hello my friend @shaka I am listening for the first time about this sailing yacht A good that you had a spare battery at hand hahaha these things usually happen in the best moments

Beautiful design the truth impresses me the mechanism with which this yacht is working

For cases like these always have to charge spare batteries hahaha this time your iPhone worked well, I take good pictures

I like this yacht something new for me I have never seen one but practically no color is a very nice design that lucky to see one of these walking in the sea

Wow, that is seriously a crazy looking boat, not sure i can say i like it, but its definitely some great craftsmanship!

Amazing shots @shaka, thanks for sharing!

Hello Shaka! I imagine the thrill of being close to such an imposing mega structure. I know that everyone present enjoyed it.
How lucky that with the cell phone he could immortalize the find. Regards!

So lucky you caught the sunset! :)

Hello friend, the first time I see such a big sailing ship is extraordinary the masts are impressive their height, good that you had some iphone battery to catch that extraordinary shots apart from the sailboat that beautiful landscape, a melancholic sunset , this shot is great. I congratulate you friend and thank you for sharing. @shaka

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First the moon. Then fiber carbon yachts. :D
Damn i wouldnt be far off if i said that yacht costs as much as half the steem market cap. Alien ship if i ever saw one.

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I'm afraid to say that even the entire Steem market cap wouldn't suffice to buy this ship. 400 million Euro is the alleged price tag ;)

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Damn.. We need one yacht whale here. :D

One can always debate about design

Indeed. ;-)

I will check out the post you linked later, as now I'm really curious about what is so special from an engineer's perspective.

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Ja, schaus Dir bei Gelegenheit mal an. Mein Highlight ist das verglaste Heck.

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Hab mir den Link jetzt auch mal angeschaut. Also das verglaste Heck ist ja echt mal der Hammer. Wusste ich auch noch nicht, dass es sowas gibt.

Gorgeous boat!

Lucky to have a battery on your cell phone and be able to capture images of such beauty.

Amazing photography mate.
These pictures are absolutely gorgeous.

Woohoooo, really cool!

Ich hab sie ja lange Zeit hier in Kiel in der Werft liegen sehen.... Das war schon immer beeindruckend.

Hier ein Bild (leider sieht man nur die Masten) mit der Motoryacht A , ebenfalls in Kiel gebaut und gleicher Besitzer...

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Awesome water blue

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Who has traveled so much has the opportunity to enjoy wonders of all kinds. That trip had a lot of adventure.

I like sea voyage.

Wonderful photography..i love it this beautiful view😊

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Lovely photography I love to travel out side

Wow these are great pictures. really successful compositions.
I like your most sunset photos. congratulations

Outstanding yacht! Great shots! You were really lucky to spot this one, @shaka!

Tyrrhenian Sea is amazing.These boat are awersome.
Keep it up and give us update @shaka.

Super amazing photos. Thanks, I liked!

This is great photography

Wow is an awesome yacht, which great design has looks great! Like the photos thank you for sharing

This looks really awesome and the shots you have taken makes it even more interesting than ever

Goodbye A. Fair winds and following seas! picture no 6....I like it very much and i appreciate you. Because you share wonderful photogrphy thanks alot

Hello Friend! Truly, the images are incredible, a true work of technological art.