Scale 1 : 10, length 165 cm, width 50 cm, height 135 cm
More photos: of entire ship,
of details. Click on the photos for high
The Arnemuidense Hoogaars, a typical craft in
the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands
The Hoogaars was built in 1874 at the yard of Meerman, Arnemuiden. This
typical craft finds its origin in the province of Zeeland in the
Netherlands. However, unsuited fort the sea they went out to fish mainly
for shrimps in the river Scheldt estuary. The catch was boiled on board
and sometimes exported to England by the mail boat from Flushing.
The sail number BR6 and name Helena Cornelia did not belong to this
original ship; it was meant as a tribute to the family of the model
maker, Jan van den Heuvel, that owned and worked with a similar craft.
Dimensions : Hull length: 12.30 m Beam: 4.10 m Depth of
hull: 1.60 m
The Arnemuidense Hoogaars model, photos, description and dimensions
Full building plans, instructions and scantlings for
this particular model can be found in the book “DE HOOGAARS en de
visserij van ARNEMUIDEN” by Jules Van Beylen, Hedeby Publishing,
Leeuwarden, 1993, ISBN 90-74541-03-8.
This model was built by Jan van den Heuvel, Philippine, Netherlands, in the years 1999 - 2001 with
great care of details. It was built in all of its interior and the
timberwork like a real
ship. The model is a true masterpiece, and photos of various stages in
construction are available.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length over all is 165 cm (bowsprit and
mainsail boom included), width is 50 cm, height is 135 cm (model stand
included) The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.