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Portuguese Carrack Santa Maria da Boa Viagem
Santa Maria da Boa Viagem (Saint Mary of the Good Journey), a portuguese carrack crossing the Atlantic seas.
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Santa Maria da Boa Viagem (Saint Mary of the Good Journey), a portuguese carrack crossing the Atlantic seas.


THIS IS AN HISTORICAL RECREATION



For those who are not familiar with carracks (from Wikipedia):

A carrack or nau was a three or four masted sailing ship developed in 15th century Western Europe for use in the Atlantic Ocean. It had a high rounded stern with large after-castle, forecastle and bowsprit at the stern. It was first used by the Portuguese and Spanish to explore and map the world. It was usually square-rigged on the foremast and mainmast and lateen-rigged on the mizzenmast.

Carracks were ocean-going ships: large enough to be stable in heavy seas, and roomy enough to carry provisions for long voyages. They were the ships in which the Portuguese and the Spanish explored the world in the 15th and 16th centuries. In Portugal this type was called 'nau', while in Spanish it is called 'carraca' or 'nao' . In French it was called a 'caraque' or 'nef'.

As the forerunner of the great ships of the age of sail, the carrack was one of the most influential ship designs in history; while ships became more specialized, the basic design remained unchanged throughout the Age of Sail.


Also, they were used as trading ships, therefore they did not had a high number of guns and the crew was not entirely composed of soldiers. They used to have less guns so that they could transport more spices and treasures.
























Portuguese flag from the reign of D. Manuel I (1469-1521), one of the most important portuguese kings from the Age of Discoveries, so we can place the carrack around the year 1500.



Also the ship's deck may be removed to show the interior details, with guns being fired...



... and a small kitchen, with rum barrel and also kitchen equipment.





The same happens with the captain's cabin, which has a piano, a meeting table with a map, a monocle and some other details.






Just a final and artistic photo to finish the MOC:




Hope you enjoyed, please rate and comment!



Comments

 I like it 
  December 18, 2012
Nicely done rigging. I like the water pictures too.
 I made it 
  April 1, 2012
Quoting Louie M um quick questio[this doesn't apply to the britannai]why is that your ships are spanish and portaguess if they have british soilders.did they capture those ships or something?
They aren't british soldiers, they are redcoats. In Lego Pirates theme I believe it is not quite the same. Anyway, the use of them here is quite inappropriate, but those are my only minifigs :(
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  March 31, 2012
um quick questio[this doesn't apply to the britannai]why is that your ships are spanish and portaguess if they have british soilders.did they capture those ships or something?
 I like it 
  October 2, 2011
Great experience watching. I'm portuguese and I'm honored by this. Congrats!
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  September 7, 2011
Well done, this is a gorgeous ship! The red accents really go well with the sails.
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  August 28, 2011
Awesome! The curves are beautiful! Love that bow!
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  July 27, 2011
This is really good. I always held great respect for you builders who take the time and patience to add all this rigging to your ships.
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  July 26, 2011
WOOOOOW !!!!! beautiful !!!
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  July 25, 2011
Nice looking ship! Great idea taking it to the water, it really adds a lot.
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  July 24, 2011
Excellent
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  July 24, 2011
Not only do I love this ship, but I love the atmosphere that you took the photos in! It adds so much to the effect. Great job =)
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  July 24, 2011
Very good, your ships are great! Set sail to the New World!
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  July 24, 2011
Congratulations, Dude! Very nice ship, you've got here! I also appreciate you taken pics of your boat into the water! Really cool pics.
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  July 24, 2011
Ah, the forerunner of the galleon, (dutch word is "kraak"), nice sails, shape worked out fine, good job
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  July 24, 2011
i really like this ship, you did really made a good combo by fusion brick beards bounty, with the imperiale flagship. i like the playability and that there is so much space within the hull. good job, keep it up. PS. your picture enviroment couldnt be better
 
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