Famous Seacraft of History

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Whether you’re the proud owner of an amazing vessel, in the market for your first yacht, or simply love to be out on the sea, by engaging in your hobby, you join a group of water enthusiasts that can be traced back thousands of years.

While today’s yachts have all the comforts, safety features, and essential items you want and need, famous seacraft of history have always delighted sailors at their specific time periods in history. Here are some of the most popular: 

Explorer Ships

You likely learned in school about the three ships that Christopher Columbus brought to explore what’s now known as North America: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria (sometimes called La Gallega). Of the five crafts Ferdinand Magellan commissioned for his travels (Trinidad, San Antonio, Conception, Victoria, and Santiago), the famous explorer was known to have officially captained the Trinidad.          

Then there are other well-known ships such as Charles Darwin’s Beagle and others. It’s clear that the open waters have always been a draw for explorers and ocean buffs alike.

Military Vessels

Prior to other advanced machinery, ships were central to battle. Even today, aircraft carriers and the like are essential to the continued success of the nation’s armed forces. Back in 1863, the C.S.S. Hunley was revolutionary for its time. The Confederate army proudly used this example of naval engineering until it was torpedoed by Union forces in 1864.

Following the end of its useful military service, the U.S.S. Constitution (also known as Old Ironsides) became a floating museum in 1907, and is still seen today in Boston, Massachusetts. Another famous vessel, the U.S.S. Missouri, floated into Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945. It was the site of the signing of surrender documents that ultimately contributed to the end of World War Two.

Luxury Cruisers and Research Ships

Perhaps the best known luxury liner is the R.M.S. Titanic, which met an infamous and unfortunate end. Other renowned ships of the time included the S.S. Great Britain, the R.R.S Sir David Attenborough, the H.M.S. Belfast, and others. Today, the cruising industry enjoys wild success, as people from all over the globe flock to ports to log a fun and comforting holiday on the water.

Modern Marvels

While today’s yachts look different and have state-of-the art technology, features, and amenities than the seacraft mentioned here, the base enjoyment you get from a relaxing afternoon on the water remains. Now, you can take your love for seaside fun to a new level by selecting the ideal yacht for your specific desires and requirements.

With two convenient South Florida locations to serve you in Palm Beach and Stuart, our friendly and knowledgeable brokers can assist you in finding the best craft to deliver years of sailing serenity. Browse our website to get to know our inventory. Then, contact us today to learn how you could own a spacious and luxurious yacht of your own.