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Ship model French tartane La Diligente of 1738


Ship model French tartane La Diligente of 1738


Ship name La Diligente
Scale 1 : 48
Length 60 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 65 cm
Material hull Pear, boxwood
Photos 1 Total views
Photos 2 Details of model
Price 12000 Euro
Transport cost Please inquire






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La Diligente, a French tartane of 1738


The tartane was a fishing ship and coastal trading vessel found in the Mediterranean for over three centuries. La Diligente was built in Toulon for the Marine du Roy by Laurent Marchand, a shipwright from Agde. The ship's plans were found in the Toulon archives.
La Diligente had a busy career due to the variety of her missions: large and small coastal trading, races, transportation of personnel or official dispatches, and the protection of convoys.



The La Diligente model, photos, description and dimensions

The model was built by a very experienced model maker, M. Eric L'Emaillet, living in Quimper, France. He built several exquisite ship models, like the Le Boulongne that is on display at the Musée de la Marine in Port-Louis. In 1996 he won a gold medal for Le Boulongne at the French championship of naval modeling, and two gold medals for his model of La Renommée at the world championships in Switzerland in 1997 and in Belgium in 2000. His model of La Diligente was awarded a silver medal in 2000.


The plans were taken from the publication MONOGRAPHIE DE LA DILIGENTE -Tartane du roi - 1738 by Gérard Delacroix & Hubert Berti, ANCRE. Gérard Delacroix conceived and designed this monograph on the basis of Hubert Berti's archival research.

There are more pictures, several views of the entire model taken from all directions, and pictures of details of the model. Click images to enlarge!

This model is a very beautiful, very fine piece of work, a true masterpiece. The model was built partly without planking, to show the interior fittings. The wood used is pear and boxwood, for the decorations and sculptures, chosen for its yellow color and the great finesse of its grain. The metal parts are made of blackened brass.
There are many photos of the building process on the website of the model builder.

The ship model is 1 : 48 scale. Length is 60 cm, width 15 cm, height 65 cm.



Price of the ship model and transport

The price of the model is 12000 Euro, plus transport cost.

The ship model was built by Eric L'Emaillet. It is available at his home in Quimper. Please contact him in French or English, if you are interested in the ship.
Eric L'Emaillet, 10 rue Bienvenue, 29000 Quimper, France, Tel. +33 662 194524, email: .

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.

  Contact:  Tel. +49 2361 59757


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