The zeesenboot type of fishing vessel at the German coast of the Baltic Sea
The zeesenboot is a type of fishing vessel that was developed for the shallow coastal waters of the southern Baltic Sea coast. The fishing net was held by two booms at bow and stern while the ship was slowly drifting with wind abeam and sails close-hauled.
The type of vessel shown here in this model was the kind that was built in the 1880s after introducing the center board for stabilization, instead of the leeboards used before.
The zeesenboot model, photos, description and dimensions
This model of the zeesenboot is a true masterpiece in detailing hull and rigging. It is fixed on its stand. The ship model is 1 : 24 scale. Length is 63 cm, width 15 cm, height 61 cm.
On deck the ship model shows the all the booms that were used for spreading the fishing net. The small boards of the deck are partly set aside, to allow a view on the boat's construction. The model can be closed, if desired. Now the small parts are slightly glued, not to be moved unintentionally.