Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tramper and Pure One

The visit of the heavy lift ship Tramper seems to to have elicited more interest in its deck cargo than the boilers it came here to load. Oh well.
Yesterday the two boilers were loaded without incident:
 1. Note the crane operator on the platform, using a portable control unit. Unlike other ships these cranes have no operator's cab - the operator can move to any one of a number of positions to improve sight lines.

This morning as the ship sailed, it was possible to get a somewhat better look at the deck load "super yacht", but due to deep shadows, photos were iffy.
2. Tramper outbound this morning - next stop Gibraltar.

I have now positively identified the yacht as Pure One, a 151-6" long, 190 ton Leopard 46. Built in 2008 , and refitted in 2012, by Cantieri Navali Arno in Italy, it is powered by 3 MTU engines giving it a top speed in excess of 32 knots, and 26 knots for cruising. It accommodates 10 guests with 5 crew. Charter rates are quoted at 180,000 Euros.
The boat is available in the Med in summer and the Caribbean in winter.
For  more on the yacht see the sales ad here:


and an inspiring video here:


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