Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rare 12 Million dollar sailing ship for sale... pirates anyone?

This classic sailing vessel, first launched in 1989, was custom designed and built in Brazil out of the finest tropical hardwoods. The hull and decks are of Ipe, milled from virgin timber hand-picked by the original owner from his own forest in Paraquay. The ship has a full-length, external ballast keel made of carbon steel, weighing nearly 60 tons, adding both incredible strength and stability to an already massive structure. The entire hull is clad in copper from just above to waterline to the keel.