The Nordland boat
The Nordland boat (called Nordlandsbåt in Norwegian) is an old type of fishing boat. In the northern counties of Norway and the Lofoten and Vesterålen islands fishing industry it has been used for several centuries. It is similar to Viking longships.
The history and construction details of the traditional Norwegian boats are given in the book of Bernhard and Øystein Færøyvik, edited by Arne Emil Christensen, "Inshore Craft of Norway", Grøndahl & Søn Forlag A.S., Oslo 1979, ISBN 82 504 0373 8 .
The Nordland boat model, photos, description and dimensions
The model was built to plans of a "Fembøring" (ten-oared boat) from Rana, Nordland, Norway. The boat was built in 1847 and used in Lofoten fishing and for cod fishing off Finnmark until 1899. The plans of that boat were published in the book of Bernhard and Øystein Færøyvik (see above).
This model was built by Jan van den Heuvel, Philippine, Netherlands, in the years 2011 - 2013 with great care of details. It was built in all of the timberwork like a real ship. The model is a true masterpiece.
The model is 1 :
10 scale. Length over all is 124 cm, width is 30 cm, height is 98 cm (model stand
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
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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.