The Nordland boat
The Nordland boat (or Norwegian: Nordlandsbåt) is a type of fishing boat that has been used for centuries in northern counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark of Norway and derives its name from Nordland county where it has a long history. It has dominated the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands fishing industry for centuries and is closely related to the old Viking longships (taken from an article about the Nordland boat in Wikipedia).
The history and construction details of the traditional Norwegian boats are given in the book of Bernhard and Øystein Færøyvik, edited by Arne Emil Christensen, Inshore Craft of Norway, Grøndahl & Søn Forlag A.S., Oslo 1979, ISBN 82 504 0373 8.
The Nordland boat model,
photos, description and dimensions
The model was built to plans of a "Fembøring" (ten-oared boat) from Rana, Nordland, Norway. The boat was built in 1847 and used in Lofoten fishing and for cod fishing off Finnmark until 1899.
The plans of that boat were published in the book of Bernhard and Øystein Færøyvik (see above). There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging.
This model of a Nordland boat is an elegant, very beautiful work, a master piece. It was built
by Jan van den
Heuvel, Philippine (Terneuzen), Netherlands, with great care of details.
The ship model is 1 : 20 scale. Length is 62 cm, width 16 cm, height 55 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
Price of the ship model and transport
The price of the model is 1200 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way, delivery by truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.
The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
Please contact me, if you are
interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel. +49 2361 59757, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.