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Wow! Surreal shots of a superyacht squeezing through Dutch canals

Wow! Surreal shots of a superyacht squeezing through Dutch canals

Wow! Surreal shots of a superyacht squeezing through Dutch canals

These photos may look photoshopped, but they aren’t! Last week, a 94-metre superyacht was transported via the canals in Rotterdam to the North Sea, and photographer Tom van Oossanen was there to capture the surreal sight. 

Superyacht squeezes through narrow canals of the Netherlands

Project 817 was constructed by Dutch company Feadship and is one of the largest ships to be launched so far this year. It took around four days to transport the ship from the Feadship facility in Kaag to Rotterdam harbour, travelling via Alphen aan den Rijn and Gouda.

Some of the waterways along the route were only a few metres wider than the ship, and Van Oossanen explains that it could take up to an hour for Project 817 - likely to be known as Viva when it officially launches - to pass through bridges. The ship is currently at a Feadship facility in Amsterdam for the final stages of construction.

Victoria Séveno

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Victoria Séveno

Victoria grew up in Amsterdam, before moving to the UK to study English and Related Literature at the University of York and completing her NCTJ course at the Press Association...

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