Malta boats

mikequigley

Derry, United Kingdom

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Malta boats

Luzzus are sturdy boats with a double-ended hull. The design of the Luzzu, like that of another Maltese boat, the dgħajsa, is believed to date back to Phoenician times. The design has survived because it tends to be sturdy and stable even in bad weather. Originally, the luzzu was equipped with sails although nowadays almost all are motorised, with onboard diesel engines being the most common.
Luzzus are brightly painted in shades of yellow, red, green and blue, and the bow is normally pointed with a pair of eyes. These eyes may be the modern survival of an ancient Phoenician custom they are sometimes (and probably inaccurately) referred to as the Eye of Horus or of Osiris. They are said to protect the fishermen while at sea.

Dedicated to Fishermen


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