Ship model coble from Perth, Scotland, early 20th century


Model of a Coble from Perth, Scotland, early 20th century



Scale 1 : 10, length 44 cm, width 18 cm, height 10 cm
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Price 500 Euro, plus transport cost


The coble from Perth

The coble is an traditional fishing boat that was developed on the North East coast of Britain. The peculiar shape of the boat with a flat bottom and a high bow did allow launching from and landing upon shallow sandy beaches. High bows were needed to launch into the surf.


A description and plans of the coble are given in the book Eric McKee, Working Boats of Britain, their Shape and Purpose, Conway Maritime Press, London 1983.


The coble model, photos, description and dimensions

The ship model was built from cherry tree wood according to plans from the book by McKee (see above).
There are more pictures, views of the entire ship model and closer views of details. Click images to enlarge!


This model of a coble 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 44 cm, width 18 cm, height 10 cm. The model does not need a special stand.

Price of the ship model and transport

The price of the model is 500 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: .

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



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