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What I think is the relevant para courtesy of a translate app. Hard to follow but I don’t think it sounds positive.

 

 

Another bizarre ship has decided to build in "Brodosplit", and it has been written in the newspapers - it was the world's largest sailboat, a five-mile sailboat, 100 meters long, for the renowned world travel company Star Clipper. It should have been delivered in 2017 but it is not, which would mean that the contract was terminated. There seemed to be insurmountable problems. The boat is weighing 2000 tonnes as predicted, and in the meantime, as construction lasted for a long time, strict rules for passenger ships over 100 meters were introduced.

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In Brodosplit, the construction of the largest sailing ship in the world is at the end. There is not much - a hundred and sixty feet long, eighteen and a half wide - the largest sailing boat in the world.

 

The Brodosplit pride is full of steam - for 300 passengers and 150 crew members. Next month and five will mow in their places; one is as big as the bell tower of St. Duje. A sailor, like this, unfinished, was fascinated by tourists from Finland! It is a great bargain for shipbuilding experts and tourists - who do not normally miss the Split shipyard - with more than 2,000 visitors a year, their number is growing steadily.

 

They said, they say in Brodosplit. Along with the sailboat, four more cruise ships - a polar cruiser, a coastal-patrol boat, a small sailboat for their fleet and a cruise ship - are being built or converted. Wage for 2 300 people is not too late!

 

Our team has entered the inland of sailboats with Finca!

 

 

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There was a special ship in the Split Škvera ropes, but in size and purpose, completely different from others.

 

"A boat built on old sailboats that were mostly cargo ships, we've turned it into a passenger ship with all the comfort and luxury," says project director Radovan Nečinevic.

 

So the passengers will enjoy three swimming pools, libraries, salon and everything else that only boasts luxurious circles, and the special experience will be the moths that will be the tallest of them and the belfry of St. Duje.

 

"The very fact that mulches and crosses and deck equipment weighs 220 tonnes speaks of the complexity and complicated process of making these masts," explains Dalibor Komatina, project manager of the mast project.

 

According to the client's estimate, the ship will spend most of its time on the wind power plant and will be equipped for sailing on the polar seas.

 

Although now it does not look like this, in just a few months these passengers will walk on the corridors, and they are people who build passenger ships that can afford the prospective Brodosplit clients.

 

Because, they claim, they have long understood that due to unmerciful competition from the east, they must be creative.

 

"Small and medium sized passenger ship construction program is a niche where Brodosplit is slowly but safely positioned on the world market," said Brodosplit spokesman Josip Jurišić.

 

Workers are happy and proud. And it is also important that the workers are laughing because they are not paying them late or days.

 

 

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brodosplit shipyard seems to be having some issue. Anyone can make up the latest interview on Croatian TV?
 

 

 

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I guess the shipyard is progressing on the Star Clipper. Notice one of the mast/antenna on deck and the paint job.

Flying Clipper 23oct2018.jpg

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Thanks dandee2 for posting this. You can track the Flying Clipper's temporary AIS signal using the vessel name "Brodosplit 483" in a marine traffic app or website.

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Love the paint colors,

!!! But would love some news. Will this vessel sail this year or wait till 2020?

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On 1/23/2019 at 12:16 PM, RMS Olympic said:

Love the paint colors,

!!! But would love some news. Will this vessel sail this year or wait till 2020?

 

 

Or 2021???    The silence from management is worrisome. 

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Photo on post #32 seems to indicate the design incorporates a bow thruster.

 

 

Regards John

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Tons of photos on the FB page of Škveranka

Flying clipper moved to another shipyard because they have a taller crane to install the mast. Will go back to brodosplit for finishing work. Looks great

 

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The Flying Clipper got its masts this week. It look very nice. Can't wait to see the sails.

Look for photos on Facebook.

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Anyone have any idea when Flying Clipper is projected to start sailing and/or itineraries might be available for booking?

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Thanks for posting this.  Still looking forward to it, though it's been years....

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KathyA:

 

From conversations with a friend (who is a marine design engineer) the problems that Star Clippers ran into with this ship had to do with the 2010 SOLAS rule changes for passenger ships.  While vague, below is a "broad" definition of what they have to accomplish with the new design.  To make matters worse, these new rules were certainly NOT written with a giant sailing ship in mind.....

 

Passenger ships shall be able to proceed to a safe port under their own power after a fire or a flooding casualty not exceeding a “casualty threshold” defined in these new regulations. During this “safe return to port” (SRtP) period, all persons onboard shall be accommodated in a “safe area” where basic services for their safety and health are available. If the “casualty threshold” is exceeded, SOLAS now requires some essential systems to be still operational for three hours in order to support the “orderly evacuation” of the vessel, considering one entire main fire zone lost." 

 

 And that's only a small portion of the new regulations.

 

My acquaintance (A professor at one of the Maritime Academies )   is surprised that they were even successful in meeting the rules, as stringent as they are. 

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On 7/11/2019 at 2:17 PM, FredT said:

KathyA:

 

From conversations with a friend (who is a marine design engineer) the problems that Star Clippers ran into with this ship had to do with the 2010 SOLAS rule changes for passenger ships.  While vague, below is a "broad" definition of what they have to accomplish with the new design.  To make matters worse, these new rules were certainly NOT written with a giant sailing ship in mind.....

 

Passenger ships shall be able to proceed to a safe port under their own power after a fire or a flooding casualty not exceeding a “casualty threshold” defined in these new regulations. During this “safe return to port” (SRtP) period, all persons onboard shall be accommodated in a “safe area” where basic services for their safety and health are available. If the “casualty threshold” is exceeded, SOLAS now requires some essential systems to be still operational for three hours in order to support the “orderly evacuation” of the vessel, considering one entire main fire zone lost." 

 

 And that's only a small portion of the new regulations.

 

My acquaintance (A professor at one of the Maritime Academies )   is surprised that they were even successful in meeting the rules, as stringent as they are. 

Thank you, FredT.  Very interesting.  I hope they can make it work with this ship--what a loss if they cannot; I guess Mr. Kraft will have the world's biggest private yacht.

 

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Let's hope they figure out the contact issues and begin to schedule sailings.

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The Thread "Royal Clipper Disaster" does not auger well. Just what is going on?

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