Colin Archer

Scale model of the rescue ship the Colin Archer

The Colin Archer is a legendary ship that has captured the hearts and imaginations of sailors and adventurers for over a century. Designed and built by the renowned Norwegian naval architect, Colin Archer, in 1893, this sturdy vessel has become a symbol of strength, resilience, and adventure.

Kit is a new release with new wooden hull

1:15 scale 52.36″H 50″L 12.99″W

RS1 was built in 1893 for the Norwegian Society for Shipwreck Salvage at the Colin Archer shipyard in Rekkevig near Larvik, Norway. RS1 was later named Colin Archer after its designer and builder.

The sharp sterned design of the vessel has given it worldwide renown. Roughly 30 boats of this type were built, most of them at the Colin Archer shipyard at Tollerodden in Larvik.

Kit includes all new plank-on-bulkhead wooden hull , laser cut wooden strips, stern tube and shaft, rudder, fittings set, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual. Scale model of a rescue ship. Wooden hull 1:15 scale 52.36″H 50″L 12.99″W

Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#3, BB#7, BB#11, BB#14, BB#15, BB#16, BB#17, BB#20, BB#23, BB#35, BB#36, and BB#40 thinner


About: Colin Archer

Information about the Colin Archer

The ship Has a length of 56 feet and a beam of 16 feet, the Colin Archer was originally built as a rescue and pilot boat for the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue. Its design was heavily influenced by the traditional Norwegian fishing boats, known for their ability to withstand rough seas and harsh weather conditions. This is evident in the Colin Archer’s robust hull, which is made of oak and pine and reinforced with iron frames.

One of the most distinctive features of the Colin Archer is its double-ended design, with a pointed bow and stern. This design allows the ship to navigate through rough waters with ease, as it is able to cut through waves and maintain stability. The ship also has a deep keel, providing excellent stability and making it suitable for long voyages.

The Colin Archer is a true masterpiece in terms of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Its interior is beautifully crafted with polished wood and brass fittings, giving it a classic and elegant look. The ship can accommodate up to 12 people, with a spacious deck and comfortable cabins for the crew. It is also equipped with modern navigation and communication systems, making it a reliable vessel for long-distance journeys.

Over the years, the Colin Archer has been used for various expeditions and voyages, cementing its reputation as a reliable and seaworthy vessel. In 1895, it made its first voyage to the Arctic, where it was used for scientific research and exploration. It has also been used for rescue missions, including the famous 1910 voyage to save the crew of the Fram, a ship trapped in the ice of the Arctic Ocean.

Today, the Colin Archer is considered a national treasure in Norway and is still used for expeditions and educational purposes. It has been meticulously maintained and restored, ensuring that its legacy lives on for generations to come. The ship continues to inspire and fascinate sailors and adventurers, with its rich history and remarkable design. The Colin Archer truly embodies the spirit of adventure and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

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