Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nave Italia

Nave Italia (A 5314, IMO 8872825), former Swan fan Makkum, Italian Navy, Livorno
The sailship “Italia” was born in 1993 in a Gdansk shipyard as “Swan fan Makkum”. She is still the largest two-masted sailing vessel in the world, with an overall length of 61 meters. She can carry 1300 square meters of sail and has an impressive air draft of 44 meters.
Nave Italia (A 5314, IMO 8872825), former Swan fan Makkum, Italian Navy, Livorno
Since 2006 the boat, renamed “Italia”, is jointly owned and operated by the Italian Navy and the Yacht Club Italiano.

See also: Swan fan Makkum
External links: Swan fan Makkum - Yacht Club Italiano (Wikipedia) - Italia (A 5314) (Italian Navy)
Search labels: TAN - Tuttovela - sailship

12 comments:

Revrunner said...

A work of art as much as an impressive ship.

Kate said...

I love these ships and will drive miles to see them!

Jack said...

Seeing it from the front is a good perspective.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures of this spectacular ship!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

What a beauty!

Dina said...

The first photo did not prepare me for the great length in the second.
What a sleek boat!

JM said...

What a beauty!

Arianna said...

Magnifico veliero! Arianna

Birdman said...

How many crew? Looks fine in the water.

Stefan Jansson said...

A beauty.

Karl Demetz said...

I understand nothing about sail ships, but this is a real artwork, what a beauty!

Gunn said...

Beautiful!