Monday, July 20, 2009

MyWorld Tuesday ~ The World

Tomorrow morning on the high tide the MV The World will make a call here in Queen Charlotte for two days. The World is the first floating condominium ever built and the largest ship that we have ever seen in these waters.


From Wikipedia:
The World flies a Bahamas flag and has a gross tonnage of 43,524 tons. The vessel is 644 feet (196 m) long, 98 feet (30 m) wide, and has a 22-foot (6.7 m) draft, 12 decks, and a maximum speed of 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h). The crew numbers 250.
The ship has 165 residential units (106 apartments, 19 studio apartments, and 40 studios), all owned by the ship's residents. The ship carries between 100 and 300 residents and their guests.

She will anchor out and tender folks in.

For comparison, the largest boat in our waters is the new BC Ferries MV Northern Expedition at 150 m (492 ft) and 8, 187 tonnes.

Should be interesting....I will post an update tomorrow morning.

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11 comments:

Babooshka said...

That is a lot bigger ship than anything we have in our harbour. Marvellous sight.

Annie said...

whew...that will be interesting!

Snap said...

I can't imagine living year round at sea, but then, I don't have the $$$$ to live year round at sea so I don't have to worry about it! :D :D
Fascinating way to see the world.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting concept. I bet the homeowners association meetings are interesting.

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow. Massive ship. Nice shot. That's how the other half live?!

Glad you liked my turtle! I just wish boaters would slow down.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carolyn: What a neat find and it is great that you could share it with My World. This was a proper intoduction.

Tom said...

One hell of a ship and a way of life I could only dream of.. :O)

mkreider said...

I hope you can show us some pictures from inside the ship... that would be fantastic!

Janie said...

Wow, that's huge. I had no idea there was such a thing as a floating condominium.

Meandering Michael said...

Wow. I took a look at the itinerary on their website - Fantastic! Now if only I could afford the $1,500+/night for the cheap rooms...

Rositta said...

You know if I didn't get seasick an had the money I could sure imagine a lifestyle like that...ciao

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