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Ever seen a ship like this before?

post #1 of 15
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When we were in Konstanz (the town on Lake Constance on the Swiss/German/Austrian border) we saw this incredible ship. Being the Gadget Girl that I am, I stood for ages starting through the smoked glass windows of the Bridge at all the computer gadgetry up there.

It is in fact a floating theatre/events venue that tours the towns on the lake:









Isn't it amazing!
post #2 of 15
That ship is amazing...
were the electronics as modern as the ship itself, Gadget Girl?
post #3 of 15
Wow, what an amazing ship indeed!
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That ship is amazing...
were the electronics as modern as the ship itself, Gadget Girl?
oooh yes From what I could see all flat screen monitors, ultra slim computers, very sleek and minimalist Bridge - how I would have loved to have gotten on board and had a good nosey around the Bridge.

I had a real thing about ships, so a Ship with Gadgets I'm not joking, I spotted her gorgeous profile from about a quarter of a mile away and dragged hubby across the harbour at such a rate of knots
post #5 of 15
You are in love with a ship Beth.
post #6 of 15
wonderful!

I wonder how much cost to a little trip in that beauty!..
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wonderful!



I wonder how much cost to a little trip in that beauty!..
Rather than being a ship to cruise on this is a ship that can be hired out for events, so a motor company chose it to launch a new model of car for example.

Their website also shows is being used for conventions, conferences and theatrical performances like Operas or plays.

Amazing eh! Plus.....the whole of the top of the ship is a smooth deck where guests can mingle over a glass of wine etc Not that I've spent much time pouring over their website or anything

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You are in love with a ship Beth.
ooops, I think you may be right
post #8 of 15
That is a cool looking ship. I wonder how it would fare on the open ocean when the weather flares up, she looks incredibly top heavy to me.
post #9 of 15
Hmmm. That's kind of ugly! It looks like they took a retired war ship and built those extra decks on top of it. IMHO the top is not congruent with the actual ship that is carrying it.
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That is a cool looking ship. I wonder how it would fare on the open ocean when the weather flares up, she looks incredibly top heavy to me.
It is very different and certainly makes a statement. In the photo that shows the front of the ship, if you look at the water line you can just see that the front of the ship below the water is actually quite a long way forward of the front above the water line. I would imagine that gives it more stability.

The lake itself is not that deep, and the ships that sail on it are more "barge-like" in that they tend to be shallow drafted. I don't think it would fare well on the open seas. Although it doesn't look as top heavy as some of the new jumbo-ised cruise liners that (to me) look terrible.

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Hmmm. That's kind of ugly! It looks like they took a retired war ship and built those extra decks on top of it. IMHO the top is not congruent with the actual ship that is carrying it.
It certainly isn't everybody's cup of tea and doesn't look anything like the gorgeous tall ships or schooners that are so graceful. But....for a modern ship has a real charm (for me).
post #11 of 15
i think its wonderfull i love odd things, its straight up my street
post #12 of 15
How different looking. It's too bad you didn't get a chance to get on it.
post #13 of 15
Wow! I've never seen a ship like that! It's beautiful!
post #14 of 15
I love it! Its so different and like you, I like gadgets!

I wonder if the future of boats will somewhat be like that? That would be so cool!
post #15 of 15
Wow very cool...
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