5 Things That Are About 27 Meters (m) Long

Some of the most impressive modern and ancient marvels are the meticulously crafted structures that meet human adjusting demands.

Sometimes they are buildings, sometimes they are lighthouses, and sometimes they are huge means of transportation that could include ships, trains, or airplanes.

This piece gives a list of a plethora of structures that are exactly 27 meters in length.

1. De Vries Lentsch Motor Yacht 90 

This 27-meter long-range cruiser with canoe stern was built by Bloemsma & Van Breemen, after a design of De Vries Lentsch using Vripack blueprints, and based on their famous Cammenga series. Her 3 luxurious cabins have room for up to 6 guests, and she also has a separate crew area with 4 berths. 

She has a very distinguished style and classic interior designed by Felix Buitendijk, and she is loaded with modern equipment which makes her very easy to operate and maneuver.

Thanks to her hydraulic stern & bow thruster, variable pitch propeller, river autopilot, zero speed & underway stabilizers, and remote lowerable masts she can be ideal to discover inland waterways. She has proven herself on the oceans with a crossing on her own keel of the Atlantic. 

2. Predator Class Patrol Boat

Patrol Craft 102 and 103 are two of five patrol craft provided by the United States, and were the first vessels belonging to the Iraqi Navy.

The 27-meter long Chinese-made crafts were originally to be acquired by the Saddam Hussein regime in 2002 under the oil-for-food program but were not allowed to enter the country due to their military capabilities. 

The United States purchased the boats from the Chinese shipbuilder. The purchase included an agreement to compensate the German company shipping the boats so that no one, including Iraq, incurred any financial damage.

3. Project Freedom

Perhaps one of the most enticing and original motor yachts that are currently under development, Project Freedom is being constructed at Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN), in Carrara, Italy.

The vessel is being built for no other than the iconic Italian fashion design house, Roberto Cavalli, and measures 27-meters. The tailored vessel is set to be completed in the summer of 2018, but here you can discover a little bit more about what Freedom has to offer. 

Roberto Cavalli joined forces with Tommaso Spadolini to create the design of the yacht. She is expected to have a reach of 40 knots of top speed whereas her exterior and interior are rumored to be representative of the owner’s stylish and bold personality. 

It will also contain a deep connection to the sea. Freedom will consist of an exceptional layout with plenty of natural lighting, especially in the master suite aft of the helm station, as a result of the massive skylight above.

In addition, Project Freedom will also have two guest cabins on the lower level. The main deck will have a comfy and sheltered flybridge. 

This is the ultimate present that Roberto Cavalli could give himself. And if everything you have listed wasn’t enough, the motor yacht will also have a tender that will be stored on the foredeck for amusing times in the sea, and much more!

4. Norah Head Lighthouse

Norah Head Light is an active lighthouse located at Norah Head, a headland on the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia, close to Toukley. It is the last lighthouse of the James Barnet style to be built, and the last staffed lighthouse constructed in New South Wales. 

Officially displayed for the first time in 1903, the original vaporized kerosene burner was upgraded in 1923, electrified in 1961, and automated and unmanned in 1994, after more than 90 years of being staffed. It celebrated its centenary in 2003. The concrete block tower is 27 meters high, topped by a bluestone gallery. On top of the gallery is the original Chance Bros. Lantern. 

This lantern holds the original housing of the Chance Bros. 1st order bivalve dioptric Fresnel lens. Other important structures include the chief lightkeeper’s cottage and assistant keeper’s duplex, and a flag house.

The concrete blocks were made on the ground using a local aggregate, lifted and cemented into position, and finally cement rendered inside and out with deep ashlar coursing, and painted white. This technique was used in the period to reduce the cost of construction.

On the inside of the tower, 96 steps lead to the gallery in 4 stages, the first 3 of the same grade and the last stage a bit steeper and narrower. The staircase is made of concrete with slate treads and cast iron and brass balustrade. 

On top of the tower is a bluestone gallery and balcony with gunmetal railings. The gallery has a painted cast-iron floor grate with a cast-iron stair leading to the outdoor gallery.

The lantern room is atop this gallery, made of metal and glass, encircled and protected by perspex and aluminum panels. It has a decorative iron catwalk encircling the glass to allow for cleaning.

The lantern house is the original 3,700 millimeters (150 in) Chance Bros. Cast-iron-and-copper lantern house, one of about 21 known to exist in AuAustralia

5. The Initiation well of Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra

Quinta da Regaleira is a quinta located near the historic centre of Sintra, Portugal. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO within the “Cultural Landscape of Sintra”.

Along with the other palaces in the area such as the Quinta do Relógio, Pena, Monserrate, and Seteais palaces, it is considered one of the principal tourist attractions of Sintra. The depth of the well is 27 meters. It connects with other tunnels through underground passages. 

The property consists of a Romantic palace and chapel, and a luxurious park that features lakes, grottoes, wells, benches, fountains, and a vast array of exquisite constructions.

The palace is also known as “The Palace of Monteiro the Millionaire”, which is based on the nickname of its best known former owner, António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro. The palace was designed by the Italian architect Luigi Manini.

Originally posted on December 8, 2021 @ 10:46 am