Shipmodel Largs line skiff of 1890
         
Shipmodel Largs line skiff of 1890

 

Shipmodel Largs Line Skiff of 1890

 

 

Scale 1 : 10, length 54 cm, width 17 cm, height 55 cm
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Price 1100 Euro, plus transport cost

  

 
The Largs line skiff of 1890

This skiff was built in Largs, Scotland around 1890. The typical fishing boats of the lower Firth of Clyde were 18ft to 19ft, beach-based skiffs. Shallow, double ended and lightly built from pine. They were reputedly fast sailors with a single square-headed standing lug.

 
A description and plans of the boat are given in the book by Basil Grenhill, Julian Mannering, "Inshore Craft, Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles", Chatham Publishing, London 1997, ISBN 1861760299.

  

 
The Largs line skiff model, photos, description and dimensions

The ship model was built from walnut and cherry tree wood according to plans from the book by Grenhill and Mannering (see above).
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This model of a skiff was built by Rainer Wedel, Geestland, Germany. He is model maker at the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (Maritime Museum of Germany) in Bremerhaven.

The boat is a very beautiful, fine piece of work, a true master piece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length is 54 cm, width 17 cm, height 55 cm. The model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport. 

 

 
Price of the ship model and transport

The price of the model is 1100 Euro, plus transport cost.

Transport: The ship model can be easily shipped in a transport box.
The ship model is available from the builder, Mr. Rainer Wedel, Grasacker 10, 27607 Geestland, Germany,
phone +49 4743 9132632,  Email: rw@tshup.com .

Please contact him, if you are interested in this model.