Montauk Point Light

Images of Montauk Point Light (Montauk Lighthouse)

The Montauk Point Light is a lighthouse located in Montauk Point State Park at the easternmost point of Long Island in the State of New York. The lighthouse was the first to be built within the State of New York (commissioned in 1796 under President George Washington and the Second United States Congress), and was the first public works project of the new United States. Montauk Point Light is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States. For its significance to New York and international shipping in the early Federal period, the Montauk Point Light has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1969, and in 2012, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Location Montauk Point, Suffolk County, New York
Year first lit 1797
Automated 1987
Foundation 13 ft (4 m) deep and 9 ft (3 m) thick, Natural, Emplaced, built in 1796
Construction Sandstone
Tower shape Octagonal pyramidal
Markings / pattern Tower painted white with a broad brown band midway, lantern black
Height 110.5 ft (33.7 m) structure
Focal height 168 ft (51 m)
Original lens 8 whale oil lamps (1797), Fresnel lens
Current lens VRB-25
Range 18 nm
Characteristic Flashing White 5 seconds.
Fog signal Horn: 1 2s in every 15s
Light Montauk 1

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 2

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

 

Light Montauk 3

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 4

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 5

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 6

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 7

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 8

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 9

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 10

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 11

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com

Light Montauk 12

Montauk Point Light on Long Island, State of New York, was commissioned in 1796 by President George Washington and the Second United States Congress. A historic landmark from the founding of the USA, for shipping and trade were the cornerstones for the prosperity of the new nation. http://www.karatzas.com


 

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Lighthouse ‘Overfalls’

IMAGES OF LIGHTSHIP ‘OVERFALLS’

Lightship ‘Overfalls’ is one of only seventeen remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952.  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, she is one of seven lightships still open to the public in the US.

DETAILS:                                                                                                                               Builder: Rice Brothers, East Boothbay, ME.                                                                     Year Built: 1938                                                                                                        Length: 114′ 9″                                                                                                                  Beam: 26’0″                                                                                                                Draft: 13’4″                                                                                                                    Displacement: 412 Tons                                                                                             Illumination Apparatus: Duplex 375mm electric lens lantern, each rated 15,000cp         Propulsion: Diesel – one Cooper-Bessemer 8 cylinder air-start engine, 400 BHP, connected to shaft through reduction gear; 7’2″ diameter propeller; max speed 9 knots    Fog Signal: Dual air diaphones, switchable to single horn; hand operated bell

STATION ASSIGNMENTS                                                                                             1938 – 1957: Cornfield Point, Long Island Sound (CT)                                                      1958 – 1962: Cross Rip Station (MA)                                                                               1962 – 1972: Boston (MA)

The ship’s first assignment after she was launched on June 4, 1938, was to Cornfield Point, located in Long Island Sound roughly three miles from the Lynde Point Lighthouse and the entrance to the Connecticut River. While many lightships were armed and used as examination vessels during World War II, LV-118 remained on station throughout the conflict. In 1957, a lighted bell buoy was placed at Cornfield Point and LV-118 was reassigned to the Cross Rip Station, where it marked the shoal of the same name found just over seven miles offshore from the Cape Poge Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard.

Following four years at Cross Rip, LV-118 remained in Massachusetts but was transferred to the Boston Station, where it was anchored just over six miles east of Boston Lighthouse to mark the approaches to Boston Harbor. LV-118 was decommissioned on November 7, 1972, after receiving significant structural damage during a storm in December of 1970. In 1973, the lightship was donated to the Lewes Historical Society, who berthed the vessel along the Rehoboth Canal in Lewes, Delaware and gave her the name of the closest lightship station – Overfalls.

Although the lightship bears the ‘Overfalls’ insignia today, the ‘LV 118/WAL 539’ never actually served at the Overfalls station.

CONSTRUCTION                                                                                                           The Lightship ‘Overfalls’, known to the men who served aboard as LV-118, was the last lightship built for the U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS).  Built under contract by Rice Bros. Corporation of East Boothbay, Maine, LV-118 was the last lightship completed by the Lightship Service, though the Coast Guard, which absorbed the service in 1939, would build another six lightships. The hull of LV-118 was subdivided into an unusually large number of water-tight compartments below the main deck to reduce the risk of the vessel’s sinking in the event of a collision. LV-118 was equipped with diesel engines for propulsion and to power its radio-beacon, compressed-air fog signal, warning whistle, and its powerful masthead light. The radio-beacon and fog signal were synchronized for distance finding.

She was only one of the two lightships built in the 20th century for which the Congress made a separate appropriation for a lightship to serve on a specific station.  She was built in East Boothbay, Maine in 1938 and incorporated the latest features of lightship design at the time, including steel bulkheads to compartmentalize the ship.  She was the last lightship commissioned by the USLHS and the last built with a riveted construction. All subsequent lightships, and ships in general, were and are built using welded seam technology.

One year after ‘Overfalls’ was commissioned, the USLHS and all of its assets (lightships, lighthouses, etc.) in 1939 were merged into the U.S. Coast Guard, so for almost all of the ship’s service life she was a Coast Guard ship with uniformed Coast Guard crews aboard.

HISTORICAL DESIGNATIONS

  • National Register of Historic Places, (U.S. National Park Service), 1988.
  • National Historic Landmark, (U.S. National Park Service), 2011; due to ship’s unique characteristics (she has no sister ships which is unusual for lightships of the period which typically had one to five sister ships emanating from the same set of plans) and high degree of integrity.

OVERFALLS LIGHTSHIP STATION                                                                                 The Overfalls Lightship Station was located near the mouth of Delaware Bay, roughly three miles east of Cape Henlopen and 8.5 miles southwest of Cape May, and marked the Overfalls Shoal where the shallowest spot had a depth of only ten feet. Just four different lightships serviced the station between 1898 and 1960, when a buoy was used to mark the location. LV 101/WAL 524 had the longest tenure at the station, being anchored there from 1926 to 1951, and is now permanently docked at Portsmouth, Virginia where it is open to the public as a museum.

WLV-605 bore the station mark ‘Overfalls’ on her sides from when she was built in 1951 until the station was discontinued in 1960. One seaman and an engine-man were on watch at all times, and a four-hour watch was typically served followed by eight hours off. The men lived aboard for twenty-one days and were then treated to an eight-day leave.

Since the Overfalls Lightship acted as a mid-channel marker, traffic near the vessel was common. In October of 1954, a large tanker staved in the lightship’s bow and knocked it a full quarter mile off station. The lightship’s beacon blinked on for ten seconds and off for five seconds, while the fog horn, when necessary, sounded for 1.5 seconds, followed alternately by silence intervals of three and fourteen seconds. WLV-605 was also equipped with a radio beacon that sent out a dot-dash-dot signal on the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 31st, 34th, and 37th minutes of every hour.

An amateur ham radio station, K3CGA, was established on the lightship to help boost morale. By contacting a ham operator on shore, the men were often able to speak to their wives for hours at a time. A movie projector was also brought aboard in 1955 to help the man pass the time.

MODERN HISTORY                                                                                                         In 1973, the Coast Guard donated the ship to the Lewes Historical Society (LHS) to serve as a floating museum in Lewes, Delaware.  LHS brought her to her current location on the canal in downtown Lewes and painted on a new station name, OVERFALLS, in honor of the lightship station closest to Lewes, in the mouth of Delaware Bay where lightships had served as a mid-channel marker from 1898 to 1960 when the station was discontinued.

In 1999, the Lewes Historical Society reluctantly decided to sell the lightship due to upkeep expenses and liability issues. When a potential sale fell through, a group of local citizens, later officially called the Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation, stepped and purchased the lightship. An ambitious lot known as the “Dirty Hands Gang,” has worked tirelessly to clean, prep, paint and restore the lightship. When additional expertise was needed, contractors were hired to help with complex tasks such as electrical wiring and asbestos removal.

After over 15,000 hours of donated labor, the gang had completely rehabilitated the lightship, inside and out, by 2007, leaving just the restoration of the hull below the waterline. Several shipyards were contacted to dry-dock the lightship and repair its hull, but Colonna Shipyard of Norfolk, Virginia with a bid of $270,000 was eventually selected. Starting on September 2, 2008, a hydraulic and mechanical dredger were used to free the Overfalls from the buildup of years of mud around her hull. By the end of the month the lightship was floating free at her berth and had been inspected by a marine surveyor, allowing the Coast Guard to issue a tow permit.

Early on Tuesday, October 14, a tugboat provided courtesy of Wilmington Tug Inc. extracted the lightship from its birth and towed the vessel out into the Delaware Bay – the first step in its 275-mile voyage that would take it up Delaware Bay, through the C&D Canal, and down the Chesapeake Bay to Norfolk.

Claymont Steel donated plates that over a period of three months were welded onto the pitted and corroded areas of the Overfalls’ hull. The lightship was re-floated on January 19, 2009, but a leak was found that delayed the completion of the work until early March. The ‘Overfalls’ remained in Norfolk until favorable springtime weather allowed her return to Lewes.  After several months at the shipyard in Norfolk, the lightship returned home to Lewes on May 31, 2009 via the Atlantic Ocean rather than the Chesapeake Bay, which shortened the length of the journey. With a Coast Guard escort, the Lewes fireboat, a flotilla of local boaters, and hundreds of well-wishers looking on, a pair of tugboats maneuvered the lightship into its slip, where it will soon be open to the public.

Lightship ‘Overfalls’ was officially dedicated as a National Historic Landmark, the thirteenth National Historic Landmark in Delaware, during a ceremony held at the lightship on October 5, 2011.

One again, a monumental historical project had to be left in the hands of local communities and individual volunteers and corporate sponsors with a profound sense of historic responsibility and appreciation, yet the acuteness of a lightning rod with foresight and bequest to future generations to undertake a project of saving a heap of scrap metal from the torch …  maritime history is our history … and, we are thankful for the salt and the sacrifices of the generations before us …


 

Lightship Overfalls 1

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 2

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 3

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 4

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 5

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 6

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 7

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 8

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 9

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 10

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 11

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com

Lightship Overfalls 12

The last lightship to be built by the pioneering U.S. Lighthouse Service (USLHS) in 1938, today ‘Overfalls’ is one of the last surviving floating lighthouses serving as a museum ship and open to the public. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, she’s located in Lewes, Delaware. http://www.karatzas.com


 

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MV ‘ANNOULA’

Images of Panamax MV ‘ANNOULA’ (Ex-Name: Anangel Venture)                               69,406 DWT, Dry Bulk Carrier, Built 1989

IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Anangel Venture, Channel Enterprise. Panamax Bulker, Call Sign 9HYR8, IMO Number 8715015. Built at NKK Corp., Malta Flagged, Length Overall of 225.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 216.00 m., Draught of 13.27 m., Beam of 32.24 m., 68.40 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 36,781, Moulded Depth of 18.30 m., Tonnage of 31,557 Panama Canal Net, 33,555 Suez Canal Net, 23,242 International Net, 9,535 Light Displacement and 68,310 Dwt (long). Engine Description 2 S.A. 6-cyl., Engine Model 6RTA62, Sulzer Engine, Speed of 13.50 kts at 28.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 9329, Bunker Capacity of 2,165 tonnes.  1 fixed pitch Propellor.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Arion Shipping Co. Ltd., Piraeus, Greece.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 81,855 cu.m., Side-rolling hatches, Hydraulically operated, 7 Holds, 7 Hatches, Strengthened for Ore. Wing tanks bleed into hold (grain), Hatch Dimensions are 6 @ 16.80 x 14.40 m., 1 @ 14.80 x 11.20 m.

MT ANNOULA 1

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits; Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 2

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits; Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 3

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits; Bosporus Bridge; Ortaköy Mosque. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 4

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits; Bosporus Bridge; Ortaköy Mosque. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 5

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 6

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 7

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 8

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits; Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 9

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits; Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 10

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 11

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits. http://www.karatzas.com

MT ANNOULA 12

Japanese-built panamax bulker ‘ANNOULA’ in the Bosporus Straits; Bosporus Bridge; Ortaköy Mosque. http://www.karatzas.com

 


 

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MV ‘CASCADE’

Images of Handysize Dry Bulk Vessel MV ‘CASCADE’ 
39,000 DWT, Open Hatch Carrier, Built 2014

IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Cascade. Handysize Bulker, Call Sign 3EOZ3, IMO Number 9670418. Built at Jiangmen Nanyang, Panama Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 179.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 176.85 m., Draught of 10.60 m., Beam of 30.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 24,877, Moulded Depth of 14.80 m., Tonnage of 38,384 Dwt (long) ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 5-cyl., Engine Model 5S50ME-B9.2. MAN B. & W. Engine, Horsepower of 8222, Bunker Capacity of 1,300 tonnes. Ballast Capacity of 17,500 tonnes.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: CarVal Investors; website: carvalinvestors.com.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 48,200 cu.m., 5 Holds, 5 Hatches, 4 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 30.5 tonnes. Bale Capacity of 46,300 cu.m., Log Fitted.


 

MV CASCADE 1

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 2

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 3

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 4

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 5

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge and view of famous Ortaköy Mosque. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 6

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 7

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 8

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 9

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 10

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul.  http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 11

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 12

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. http://www.karatzas.com

MV CASCADE 13

Open Hatch, Handysize Bulker MV ‘Cascade’ owned by CarVal Investors in Bosporus, Istanbul. Passing under the Bosporus Bridge and view of famous Ortaköy Mosque. http://www.karatzas.com


© 2013-2014 Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’

Images of Supeyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’

‘Length 483.10ft /147.25m
Builder Lurssen
Exterior Designer Tim Heywood Design
Interior Design Terence Disdale
Built | Refit 2012
Model Custom
Beam 70.54ft /21.5m
Gross Tonnage 12532 Tonnes
Draft 18.70ft /5.7m
Cruising Speed 19.5 Knots
Top Speed 22.9 Knots

Estimated Cost of Delivery: € 400 million


 

SY TOPAZ 1

At €400 million delivery cost and 148 m length, superyacht ‘Topaz’ was built as the world’s fifth largest yacht in 2012 for the pleasure of up to 64 guests. http://www.karatzas.com

SY TOPAZ 2

At €400 million delivery cost and 148 m length, superyacht ‘Topaz’ was built as the world’s fifth largest yacht in 2012 for the pleasure of up to 64 guests. http://www.karatzas.com

SY TOPAZ 3

Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com

SY TOPAZ 4

Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com

SY TOPAZ 5

Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com

SY TOPAZ 6

Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com

SY TOPAZ 7

Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. Passing ferry cannot stand the glory! http://www.karatzas.com

SY TOPAZ 8

Taking a closer look at the superstructure at night. Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com

SY TOPAZ 9

Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. How € 400 million of luxury stand out in the night! http://www.karatzas.com

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Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com

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Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com

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Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com

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Yachting in class and cruising for the ‘cattle class’! Cruiseship ‘Costa Magica’ entering Port of Piraeus, dwarfing superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ http://www.karatzas.com

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Superyacht M/Y ‘Topaz’ at night at Port of Piraeus in November 2014. At 148 m length, the world’s fifth largest yacht. http://www.karatzas.com


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MV ‘NAUTICA’

Images of Cruiseship MV ‘NAUTICA’ (Ex-name: R Five)
684 Berths, Cruise Vessel, Built 2000

IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name / Launch Name is ‘R Five’. Call Sign V7DM4, IMO Number 9200938. Built at Ch. de l’Atlantique, Marshall Islands Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 181.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 157.85 m., Draught of 5.95 m., Beam of 25.46 m., Gross Tonnage of 30,277, Moulded Depth of 18.10 m., Tonnage of 11,481 International Net and 2,948 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 4 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12V32D. Wartsila Engine, Speed of 18.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Oceania Cruises Inc., company website: http://www.oceaniacruises.com. More info on the vessel from the Owners website can be found at: MV ‘NAUTICA’  by clicking here. Oceania Cruises Inc is wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 777, 342 Passenger Cabins, 684 Passenger Berths, 9 Passenger Decks, 400 Crew.

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com

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Oceania Cruises’ ‘Nautica’ arriving at Port of Piraeus in November 2014 (680 berths, built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, France in 2000). http://www.karatzas.com


© 2013-2014 Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.