The Dutch galiots were flat-bottomed ships with a rounded bow and aft, especially useful in shallow waters. Their development started in the 17th century. They were used mainly as merchant ships in northern Europe and the Mediterranean. This model got a flag of the City of Bremen which had been a major port in maritime trade at that time.
The model was made according to the drawing of a three-masted Dutch galiot by Chapman in his 1768 book (see linklist) "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria", plate No. LIV (see below). The plans for masts and rigging were drawn by Roberto Greco of CANAV, based on contracts of shipyards in Genoa and Dutch shipowners in A.D. 1650 - 1730 which he found in archives of Genoa, and on a model from that time in the Antwerp maritime museum.
This Dutch galiot is a beautiful and elegant model. It is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 81 cm, width 33 cm, height 68 cm. It was designed to hang from the ceiling.
The ship model stand for the photo session was provided by two small wedge-shaped pieces of wood beneath the hull, close to the keel. The wedges were temporarily fixed to the hull by double-sided adhesive tape.
The ship model was made by Rudolf Ferlemann, Münster, Germany, Tel. +49 251 24220, email@example.com.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions and
closer views of hull, deck and rigging. If you click on a photo you
will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high resolution
photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were put in the
Viewing the high resolution photos: If you use Google Chrome, MS Internet Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos. The high resolution photos are about 5 megapixel. So they are much larger than your 0.8 - 2 megapixel computer screen. Most browsers by default downsize the pictures to screen size, so you cannot see all the details of the ship models. To see the original resolution move the mouse over the pictures and click on the magnifying lens.
This model is not for sale. The pictures and the data are shown in
gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.
Drawing of a three-masted Dutch galiot by Chapman in his 1768 book "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria", plate No. LIV