|Ship name||Two-masted Spritsail Craft|
|Scale||1 : 10|
|Material hull||Wood, walnut|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Transport cost||Please inquire|
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This boat was built in 1890 at Tåsinge Island, Denmark. Boats like that were frequently seen in the waters off Svendborg at that time. This one was built for a farmer on the island of Halmø. Besides fisheries the boat was used to ferry schoolchildren and cargo between Halmø and Ærø. Farms usually had such a boat for transport and moving around.
A description and plans of the boat are given in the book by Christian Nielsen, "Wooden Boat Designs, Classic Danish Boats measured and described", Stanford Maritime, London 1980, ISBN 054007396-2.
The ship model was
built from walnut according to plans from the book by Nielsen (see
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This model of a spritsail craft 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 51 cm, width 17 cm, height 47 cm. The model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
The price of the model is 900 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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please contact him, if you are interested in this model.