Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Bucentaur

Bucentaur, the ancient state galley of the Doges of Venice, measured 100 ft. by 21 ft., and was manned by 168 rowers, rowing four to an oar, and by 40 seamen. It was specially used for the annual ceremony, performed by the Doge, of "wedding the Adriatic."