Phoenicia

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  1. High Life
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    Here is a concept you haven't seen before.

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    "The unconventional bow of the Phoenicia superyacht concept is reminiscent of the Greek triremes that were common in the Mediterranean seas around two thousand years ago."
    Renderings of the Phoenicia on the designer's website I don't know what merit this bow has. This is a concept only and is not being built.
     
  2. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    Stunning!

    Art is always beautiful. I am amazed that they would put that much thought into a concept and not plan on building something .... But, I see a lot of that on a lot of sites.

    One site kept bragging about all of their work, I am not sure if two boats over 40 feet had been built by them. But, they had designs for close to a hundred ....

    Again, she is stunning.
     
  3. hoytedow
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    Is it good for ramming?
     
  4. Frosty

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    And art is all it is with sail bellowing yet flat calm seas and a bow wave or should I say beak wave of at least 20kts.

    An artists impression indeed.
     
  5. jehardiman
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    Lateen sheeted BEHIND the spreader but inboard the stay...

    come on Phoenicia you have just made yorself look so foolish. The art shows a lack of understanding that borders on criminal. Do you work for a US Government contractor?
     
  6. afteryou
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    Looks like a big slug.
     
  7. High Life
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  8. afteryou
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    Sand worm even better:D
     
  9. Frosty

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    Oh yes I see it now.
     
  10. afteryou
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    Oops, I like how the lines seem to hang loose, adds to the effect.:confused:
     
  11. High Life
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    greek-trireme.jpg
    :) The original Trireme was
    Model of a greek trireme
    Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
     
  12. troy2000
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    Hmm.... sounds dangerous. You better get one before Obama outlaws them, Hoyt.....:D
     
  13. swabbie

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    Parking would be a ***** - helmsman can't see the true bow, couldn't image coming into Monaco or Bodrum fuel dock without putting a lot of holes in a lot of boats
     
  14. Petros
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    The bow on the Greek Triremes was not for ramming, until more recently no one was sure why they had that bow. when British adventurer Tim Severin built a replica to duplicate the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, they discovered the reason for the elongated bow; it moved the wake out away from the hull and the oars blades so the oarsmen in the front are not having to fight the wake with their oars. It allows them to keep better timing together.

    So unless they want to fit the yacht with oars there is no reason to have that kind of bow.
     

  15. watchkeeper

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    It made for good effects for Hollywood biblical epics and so history was rewritten
     
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