Safier, Baltic Sea

JULY 2006 – The 2-mast yacht Safier while sailing the Baltic Sea. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

By 2006, my father-in-law had been on early retirement for a couple of years by then and invested into a nice sailing yacht, the Carina, which was stationed at the Schlei in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. But he cruised almost the entire Baltic Sea during the summer months. He would slip the ship into the water in spring and then head for whereever he wanted to go, occasionally taking family and friends on board for a leg of his trip.

And so, Petra and I joined him in July 2006 for a week long trip to Denmark. On our way, we encountered many other ships and yachts, and we took photos of some of the most beautiful and stunning ones.

This photo shows the Safier, a 78 ft clipperyacht. Little could we know that this ship will have a lot of adventures still ahead. Apparently, it can still be booked for individual trips and groups. Some information can be found on Facebook (in German.)

There is a small but stunning image gallery of the Safier, apparently covering the period “2008 to 2021”, unfortunately with very little additional information on the trips.

A bit more information on the ship can be found at (in German).

The high resolution image

Capture Date25-JUL-2006, 11:10
LocationBaltic Sea
CameraCanon DIGITAL IXUS 60
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2098 x 2532 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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