As our cruise ship was leaving Venice, northern Italy at about 7pm, as the light was fading, on the 8th September 2012, this beautiful yacht was moored alongside the Riva dei Sette Martiri (Shore of the Seven Martyrs).

Built in 2003, the Felicità West, at 64m (210 ft), is the largest and fastest aluminium sailing yacht in the world.

The whole of Venice and its Lagoon is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


Related shots can be found at: Venice or Italy.


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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Come the lottery win I’m having that. nice one mate.

  • Hehe, now if you are looking for crew, keep me in mind …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful image of this super fast sleek yacht Tom ! The masts look like they can carry a lot of sail and the foremast appears taller than the length of the yacht.

  • Thank you Trish, she is beautiful …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Can you cook, I am crap.

  • As long as it comes in a tin …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    Where are the Top Gear guys? They’re always after the largest and fastest! Beaut find, Tom!

  • If it was the UK version, it would probably be a bad idea as the Hamster (Richard Hammond) would probably try to drown himself – hehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    That is one beautiful yacht dear Tom…………………….I just like looking at it though……………………you would not get me on it I am afraid………………………….lovely image…………………………xx

  • It is a beautiful yacht Joyce, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful find, an elegant lady in lovely setting

  • Thank you Mik …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 2 years ago

    Wow what a fabulous yacht , now that may entice me to go on the water . Great shot Tom x

  • Thank you so much dear Irene …

    – Tom Gomez

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 2 years ago

    Gosh Tom this is a real beauty, (WHEN I WIN THE LOTTERY????)

  • Hehe, me too Malcolm …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    MASTerful capture Tom :o)

  • Cheers Robin, it is a beautiful boat …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you dear Guendalyn …

    – Tom Gomez

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