Scale model of an English fishing trawler Nordkap

Wooden hull 1:50 scale 16.93″H 31.89″L 7.48″W

A typical trawler from the North Sea, built in 1970 at an English shipyard. The model kit is based on the original ship drawings. Tonnage: 185 gross register tonnage – Length overall: 40.0 m – Beam: 9.30 m – Motor: 1000 HP diesel engine speed: 12-14 knots – Crew: 7-8 men – Fishing tackle: Drag net (trawl) – Fishing area: Around Iceland and Greenland –Haul: Herrings, cod and trash fish. Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, stern tube with shaft, rudder, fittings set, rigging thread, plan and manual. Scale model of an English fishing trawler. Wooden hull 1:50 scale 16.93″H 31.89″L 7.48″W. This kit contains English translation instructions, all measurements in the booklet are in Metric.

Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#3, BB#5, BB#7, BB#9, BB#11, BB#12, BB#13, BB#14, BB#17, BB#36, + BB#40 thinner/cleaner.

  • BB476
  • Wooden hull
  • 1:50 scale
  • 16.93″H 31.89″L 7.48″W

About: Nordkap

The Nordkap North Sea Trawler

The Nordkap North Sea trawler, built in 1970, is a vessel that has been an integral part of the fishing industry for over five decades. Designed and constructed in Norway, it is a powerful and sturdy ship that was specifically designed for the harsh conditions of the North Sea. With a length of 190 feet and a width of 39 feet, the Nordkap is a formidable vessel that can withstand the rough waves and strong winds of the open sea.

The design of the Nordkap is a result of years of experience and expertise in the fishing industry. It was built to be a reliable and efficient trawler, capable of hauling in large quantities of fish while navigating through the treacherous waters of the North Sea. The hull of the vessel is made of steel, providing strength and durability, while the superstructure is made of aluminum, making it lightweight and easy to maneuver.

One of the key features of the Nordkap is its advanced fishing equipment. Equipped with state-of-the-art sonar technology, the trawler is able to accurately locate schools of fish and determine their size and density. This allows the crew to strategically place their nets for maximum catch. The vessel also has a large storage capacity, with a hold that can hold up to 600 tons of fish, ensuring that the crew can stay at sea for extended periods of time without having to return to shore to offload their catch.

The Nordkap is also equipped with modern navigation and communication systems, making it easier for the crew to navigate through the ever-changing conditions of the North Sea. It is also equipped with a powerful engine that can reach a speed of up to 15 knots, allowing it to cover large distances in a short amount of time.

The trawler is manned by a crew of skilled and experienced fishermen, who work tirelessly to ensure a successful catch. They work in shifts, with some operating the fishing equipment, while others maintain the vessel and its systems. The Nordkap also has a spacious and comfortable living quarters for the crew, providing them with a comfortable and safe environment to rest in between their shifts.

Despite being over 50 years old, the Nordkap is still a highly sought-after vessel in the fishing industry. Its sturdy construction, advanced technology, and experienced crew make it a reliable and efficient trawler, able to withstand the harsh conditions of the North Sea and continue to provide a bountiful catch for its owners. Its legacy in the fishing industry is a testament to its durability and efficiency, and it continues to be a vital part of the industry to this day.

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