The Dutch statenjacht of 17th century
In 17th century the Dutch built small swift-sailing vessels as scouts and dispatch boats, so-called statenjachts. They were also used for speedy transport of important people. They often were decorated and more elegant than usual. By mid of 17th century the somewhat inconvenient sprit sails were replaced by gaff sails that could be easily furled with clewlines.
The ship shown here flies the Dutch national flag with the VOC of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) at the stern, and the flag of Friesland as jack.
The statenjacht model, photos, description and dimensions
This model is a fine, beautiful piece of work that shows the characteristic hull lines and rigging of those ships. It has been restored by Mr. Rudolf Ferlemann with love and great care for details.
The ship model is 1 :
Length is 63 cm, width 26 cm, height 68 cm.
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,
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 from Mr. Rudolf Ferlemann, Münster, Germany. As he only speaks very little English, 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 .