SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Biggest Boat Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
09-07-2013 12:36 AM
Re: Biggest Boat

The essential difference bewteen VLCC and these Mearsk monsters is that the containers ships cruise at 20 knots. From horizon to your boat in 12 minutes and no way they're going to have time to turn.

If you're in their path you have a crisis on your hands even in the middle of the day.
09-06-2013 08:49 PM
Re: Biggest Boat

Amazingly enough this will not be the biggest ship ever built. The ULCC's of the 70's and 80's topped out at over 1500 feet! They would take up a quarter of the horizon if they were within a few miles of you.

The world's largest supertanker was built in 1979 at the Oppama shipyard by Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. as the Seawise Giant. This ship was built with a capacity of 564,763 DWT, a length overall of 458.45 metres (1,504.1 ft) and a draft of 24.611 metres (80.74 ft).[35] She had 46 tanks, 31,541 square metres (339,500 sq ft) of deck, and at her full load draft, could not navigate the English Channel.
09-06-2013 01:20 AM
Re: Biggest Boat

9000 40 ft containers. a 100+ mile convoy leaving the harbour whenever she offloads. That is just an awesome sense of scale. To put it in perspective, by the time the last truck is leaving San Diego, the first truck has been hijacked and the cargo stolen in LA.
09-06-2013 12:27 AM
Re: Biggest Boat

Originally Posted by Rhys05 View Post

Yes that is pretty cool, and so is this if you havent already seen it:
SkySails GmbH*-*About SkySails
09-05-2013 10:33 PM
Re: Biggest Boat

I guess they took Chief Brody's words to heart

09-05-2013 09:11 PM
Re: Biggest Boat

I dunno, i think that THIS is cooler:
Clipper Ships Return: Green Vessels for Shipping Are in the Works - Businessweek
09-05-2013 05:42 PM
Re: Biggest Boat

"That's not a chain....This is a chain!"
09-05-2013 05:30 PM
Biggest Boat

Risk Ahoy: Maersk, Daewoo Build the World's Biggest Boat - Businessweek

So I've got this anchor chain and I'm having a little trouble getting to fit the gypsy.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome