Ship model Danish trader K. Hay of 1900


Ship model Danish trader K. Hay of 1900


Ship name K. Hay
Scale 1 : 50
Length 63 cm
Width 13 cm
Height 47 cm
Material hull Wood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Views of details
Price 2400 Euro
Transport cost Please inquire






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The history of the trader K. Hay

The ship was launched on 7 February 1900 from Lindtners Værft in Vejle, Denmark, named Helge of Kolding. She was used as trade ship. After being sold in 1915 she was renamed K. Hay of Marstal. Wooden ships like her at that time were the fastest and cheapest way to get goods transported between the port cities in Denmark and other Baltic Sea ports. You can still find the old nameplate from K. Hay today at the museum in Marstal.

In 1935 she was sold again and got the name Martha. Until 1961, she transported grain, fertilizer and general cargo between ports in Jutland, Zealand, Sweden and Germany. In 1961 she was acquired with the purpose of being a stone fisherman. Martha lasted for 11 years as a stone fisherman, but then she was worn out.

Martha's rescue was a young high school teacher who bought her in 1971 and restored her together with his friends. Today she is operated again by the "Association for the Schooner Martha's Restoration" as active sailing veteran ship.

There is a lot of information and photos about K. Hay and Martha online available, though mostly in Danish. There is an English summary, the schooner Martha data and her history.


The K. Hay model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was built by a very experienced model maker. There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!

This model of K. Hay is a beautiful pleasant piece of work, a masterpiece. The ship model was built with sails like close to the wind on port tack. The sails, rigging and hull are expertly presented.
The ship model is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 63 cm, width 13 cm, height 47 cm.

There is a display case for the model made of birch wood and (rather poor, high reflection) acrylic glass which may be used as protection when picking up the model with your car. The display case will not be shipped on air cargo. The case is 68 cm long, 20 cm wide, 49 cm high.

The model looks best when set without a display case.


Price of the ship model and transport

The price of the model is 2400 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: .

If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.

  Contact:  Tel. +49 2361 59757


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