Wooden Vessels gogreek® Coaster (Set of 12 pcs) - Available in Greek and English
The gogreek® Greek Traditional Wooden Boats Coasters draw their inspiration from the Greek history and tradition. The Greek Traditional Wooden Boats Coasters, created exclusively for gogreek® by Yannis Karavas, portray different types of Trechandiri vessel, the best known and most sail-worthy boat in the Greek seas, built by all Greek Shipyards, in various lengths.
- If you decide to use them, they are educational.
- Reading the stories on every coaster with your friends, can lead to a very interesting conversation.
- Ultra absorbant, can be used multiple times, without wearing out.
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A set of 12 double sided coasters. Each one portrays a type of wooden, traditional vessel on one side and a short description of its use and story on the other. Triggered by his origin, as well as his love and devotion for boats, artist Yannis Karavas has dedicated his life to the shipyards, the sea and the research of literature related to Greek Naval History. With this endeavor, he presents the most well known Greek boats via pictures, drawings and details on their sails and building techniques.
Each set of 12 double sided coasters includes:
- Dromons were the largest sailing ships built in Greece. They remained in active duty even after steamboats made their appearance.
- Myodromon (Cabarra or Barco) Commercial ocean going ships that remained in operation until the beginning of the 20th century.
- Paron ( or Briki, brigantine ) The main Commercial/War ships used in the Greek War for Independence from the Turkish occupation.
- Myodromon Imiolikos (or Imimyodromon or Barco Bestia) Their rig made handling of sails easy. They were 38-40 meters long and had three masts.
- Myoparon (or Goletta – schooner) Their rig provided great maneuverability especially when coming about. This quality made them fit to be war ships..
- Livyrnis (Bombarda) These vessels were popular throughout Greece. The name comes of their rig comes from Bombarda, the French type of war ship.
- Gavlolibyrnis (or Ermafroditos or Moulos or Bombarda Sabatiera) When the aft mast rig of a Bombarda was rigged like a Bratsera (with a spanker/psatha instead of a gaff rig/randa) it was called Bombarda Sabatiera.
- Epidromis (or Lovero) The word Lovero is from Galaxidi. It is after the word Lover of the corresponding rig. They brought on great prosperity to Galaxidi and their production stopped when steamboats appeared.
- Gavlis (or Bratsera) Bratsera were the prevailing type of commercial kaikia at the beginning of the twentieth century. According to some, their name comes from the Italian Brazzera or the island Brazza in the Adriatic Sea.
- Perama Many Peramas still plough the Greek Seas as fishing boats or recreational boats. The main characteristic of Peramas is the shape of their bow and stern.
- Sakkolefi or Sakkoleva or Tserniki Tserniki was the typical ship of Eastern Aegean Sea and the Asia Minor coast. Their rigging was a large spirit sail, with one or two square sails above the spirit sale and a jib.
- Tsernikia usually had a single mast. Their length was 10 to 20 meters.
- Symian Skafi Skafi was a local hull design from the island of Symi in the Dodecanese and was also characterized as Symian Tserniki. Usually they had a pronounced hull but their rig was the same as the Tserniki.