"At 644 feet, The World is the largest privately owned yacht on the planet."
I remember hearing about the ship when it launched in 2002. I never expected to see it drop anchor outside my kitchen window. Took this photo around 11:30 this morning and was glad to see that these folks apparently ordered better weather (below) for later in the afternoon so that we 'serfs' might benefit, too.
Hmm, I see that among other things, classes in art are offered onboard. Now that might make for an interesting 'workshop' experience.
I've read online that they're going to be here for a couple of days and then head south Sunday evening.
From the Bangor Daily News:
"The unique ship is a floating city, owned by 130 families from 19 different countries who occupy with their guests 165 private condominium residences. Launched in 2002, The World continuously circumnavigates the globe, and it has now visited 800 ports in 140 countries. The ship’s 2012 itinerary is taking those aboard to 31 different countries. Beyond Eastport, the ship is scheduled to stop in Bar Harbor, Rockland and Portland before heading on to Boston. Its last port of call before heading to Eastport was in Canada at St. Andrews, N.B."
Anyone care bo buy an apartment? http://aboardtheworld.com/
Good night to The World!