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The schooner Meteor IV, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

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The schooner Meteor IV, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The schooner Meteor IV, 1912. Meteor IV was Kaiser Wilhelm IIs fourth yacht. It was designed by Max Oetz and launched in 1909

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Arthur Henry Arthur Henry Kirk Boat View Close Hauled Cowes Cutter Edgar Wp Edgar Wp Kirk Emperor Of Germany Emperor Wilhelm Ii Of Germany Gaff Rig Isle Of Wight Kaiser Wilhelm Ii King Of Prussia Kirk Kirk Sons Of Kirk Sons Of Cowes Lee Bow Max Oertz Meteor Iv Oertz Sail Sailing Sailing Yacht Schooner Wilhelm Ii William Ii William Umpleby William Umpleby Kirk Yacht Yachting


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The Schooner Meteor IV, 1912 - A Majestic Symbol of Royal Yachting

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This print showcases the grandeur of the Schooner Meteor IV, a remarkable vessel that epitomized luxury and elegance in the early 20th century. Created by Kirk & Sons of Cowes, this masterpiece was designed by Max Oertz and launched in 1909 as Kaiser Wilhelm II's fourth yacht. With its gaff rig sails billowing against the wind, the Meteor IV is captured in close-hauled position off the Isle of Wight. This magnificent sailing yacht stands tall with its sleek silhouette cutting through the water transport gracefully. The craftsmanship displayed by Arthur Henry Kirk and Edgar WP Kirk is evident in every detail. As Emperor Wilhelm II's personal retreat on sea, this schooner symbolizes his love for yachting and his affinity for opulence. Its regal presence reflects both power and sophistication fit for royalty. The image transports us back to an era when sailing boats were not only means of transportation but also symbols of status. The Schooner Meteor IV remains an iconic piece of maritime history, representing a time when leisurely pursuits intertwined with royal duties. This monochrome photograph captures not just a boat but also a glimpse into a world where kings ruled nations while indulging their passion for sport and adventure. Let this image take you on a journey through time as you marvel at the beauty and grace exuded by this majestic vessel – forever etched in history as

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