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Top 10 Yachts to Visit Halifax

10 – 8. borrrrrriiiiinnnnng

Days Like this is White, and the epitome of Bland Luxury.

Destination Fox Harb’r was owned by Tim horton’s co founder Ron Joyce.

Dardanella has the lines of a trawler, and a crows nest, and isnt all white. A worthy Yacht for the #8 position.

7. Amazon

Amazon is a 102-foot (31 m) long screw schooner ex-steam yacht built in 1885 at the private Arrow Yard of Tankerville Chamberlayne in Southampton

6. Amer Sport 1/Spirit of Adventure/Esprit de Corps IV VOR60
Derek Hadfield’s yacht, the boat ran the Volvo Ocean race as AMER Sport 1, becoming Spirit of Adventure under Hadfiled’s ownership. She now sails as Esprit de Corps IV out of Quebec

5. Bread

Bread is reportedly owned by a Toronto bakery millionaire. Its facing a bit of an identity crisis with a sailing hull, and steamboat upper decks.

4. Khalilah

Khalilah was built by Palmer Johnson Yachts, and stopped into Halifax on her delivery trip to Florida. she reportedly belongs to a Russian millionaire

3. Hugo Boss IMOCA 60
Alex Thomsons’ IMOCA 60  stopped at the RNSYS at the start of a Eastcoast and great lakes trip.

2. Pangea

Pangea (first visit)  is owned by Explorer Mike Horne, and has been to Halifax twice.

1. Kamaxitha

Kamaxitha is a gorgeous sailing yacht – large and proper


Its Dangerous out there.

In the past week there have been 4 Nautical disasters.

1) The Car Carrier Hoegh Osaka ran aground last night on a sandbar and took a 50 degree list. the crew was evacuated.

2) The Cement Carrier Cemfjord, rolled and sank off Scotland with no distress call or epirb activation. the Bow was discovered by a passing ferry.

3)The Bulker Bulk Jupiter Capsized and sank with the loss of all but one of the crew. It is believed its Cargo of Bauxite liquified, causing the vessel to roll.

4) The Greek Ferry Norman Atlantic Caught fire with the Loss of 10 lives.

Top 10 Interesting Ships to Visit Halifax

1. Suction Dredge HAM 318













2. Fairlane with tug
Jumbo Shipping Carries Heavy Items – Including other Vessels.

3. M/V Swan delivers Seajacks Kraken
A Dockwise vessel brought the Jackup platform Seajacks Kracken.











4. M/VTern and HMCS Chicoutimi
Dockwise vessel to bring damaged Submarine to Victoria

5. Arcegy Falcon
A pipe Laying vessel that was working on the Deep Panuke Project.

6. HMS Protector – A bright red warship? yep.


7. Dockwise Triumph And Rowan Gorilla III
Another Dockwise vessel – this time with a Drill Rig onboard.

8. USNS Grapple
US Navy Salvage Tug. She stopped on her way to recover US Airman found in an aircraft from the second world war.

9.USNS Wright – She is a Aviation Logistics Support Ships built for the United States Navy in 1968. She Provides the Marine Corps with helicopter support.

10. Amazon
Amazon is a 102-foot (31 m) long screw schooner ex-steam yacht built in 1885 at the private Arrow Yard of Tankerville Chamberlayne in Southampton

EDIT: Hmm. Perhaps I had too many Dockwise vessels. To correct that See 10A and B below.

10a)Turanor Solar 
worlds largest Solar powered Ship

10b)FGS Planet 
German Navy research Vessel with Swath Hull.

Top 10 photos of 2012

Pilot Boat Outbound
Pier 42 Container Ops

Bunkering Brilliance of the Seas

BBC Plata Inbound


HMCS Preserver

Belle Poule and Etoile


Working the Bowsprit

Disney Magic

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