|Ship name||Dover sprat boat|
|Scale||1 : 10|
|Material hull||Wood, walnut|
|Photos 1||Total views|
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The Dover sprat boats were small boats 14ft to 18ft with two masts, lugger rigged. They used to work from the beach close to Dover. This sprat boat was built at Deal, north of Dover, in 1880, planking was elm, frames were ash. It was used for lobster and crab fishing and for spratting in season.
A description and plans of the Dover sprat boat are given in the
book by Basil Grenhill, Julian Mannering, "Inshore Craft, Traditional Working
Vessels of the British Isles", Chatham Publishing, London 1997, ISBN
The ship model was
built from walnut according to plans from the book by
Grenhill and Mannering (see
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This model of a sprat boat 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 60 cm, width 17 cm, height 49 cm. The model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.