Saturday, April 21, 2012

Swan fan Makkum

Nave Italia, Swan fan Makkum, Porto Mediceo, LivornoIn 1993 the 50m long sailship “Swan fan Makkum” was launched in a Gdansk shipyard, becoming the largest brigantine in the world. With 1,300 square meters of sail and a 44-meter air draft she is one of the tallest of the tall ships.Nave Italia, Swan fan Makkum, Porto Mediceo, LivornoShe has crossed the Atlantic 18 times, has made regular appearances at major sailing events around the world and competes in at least part of the Tall Ships Race series every year. In 2006 the “Swan fan Makkum” was sold to the Italian Navy and renamed “Italia”. She is now jointly operated by the Navy and the Genoa Yacht Club (Yacht Club Italiano).

Search labels: TAN - Tuttovela
External links: Brigantine - Swan fan Makkum - Yacht Club Italiano (Wikipedia)
Building Swan fan Makkum (Wylde Swan)

17 comments:

Gunn said...

She is beautiful! Enjoy the blue sky too, and have a nice weekend!

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous! Have a great weekend VP.

Lois Evensen said...

What a glorious ship! Wow!

Randy said...

I would love to see it with the full sails. It's a beauty.

Dina said...

Wow, "tall" is right! The crew needs strength to hoist so much sail.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow these pictures are fantastic, such a beautiful blue sky!
This ship is wonderful!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Now that's my kind of ship!

brattcat said...

such elegant lines.

Birdman said...

Do love a good tall ship. There was a time I dreamed...

Babzy said...

beautiful boat indeed !

Kate said...

This ship is a real treasure. I'd love to see it with all the sails unfurled.

Halcyon said...

A real beauty!

JM said...

Fantastic! The Tall Ships Races will be in Lisbon next July, I can not miss it.

Rob and Mandy said...

What an absolute beauty! Seen her in Sete once.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

She is magnificent VP, I loooove the word 'brigantine'!!

Steffe said...

Very impressive.

Arianna said...

Che incantevole veliero! Buon we, Arianna