Dr. Bill O' Gorman, from WIT, speaking about this site on WLR

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Great Waterford Ships: The Maritana

The last vessel to be built in Waterford at the Neptune shipyard was the famous steam yacht The Maritana in 1882.

It was 77 ft-long and weighed 30 tons and was build for Thomas Leger Atkins of Waterford.

The Maritana was magnificently fitted and won the prize for elegance at the Cowes Regatta in the Isle of Wright in 1884.

Unfortunately, I could not find any picture of the Maritana. The above picture is of another Steam Yacht of similar age a size.

2 comments:

Roeboats said...

Hi there,
Here's a photo of Maritana from the National Library of Ireland online archive. http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000034436/Image?lookfor=http://kildarest.nli.ie/npa/pi/pi342a.jpg
She certainly was a very fine looking boat.
Regards,
Tiernan Roe
roeboats.com

Anonymous said...

Seen a nice old steam yahct named Amazon at the City Marina today