Smit Rotterdam

Scale model of a Dutch ocean-going tug the Smit Rotterdam

1:75 scale Wooden hull 19.69″H 35.43″L 7.87″W

Smit Rotterdam was built in 1975 for Smit International BV in Holland, and was at the time of its completion the largest and most powerful tugboat in the world – with a tonnage of 2,273 tons, a length of 75 m, a 22,000 HP engine and a top speed of 16.5 knots. The ship is built with bulb stern and stern nozzle; inboard equipment includes the most modern gear for navigation, steering and radio communication.

The Smit Rotterdam is primarily used for towing and salvage operations, and it is equipped with a variety of specialized equipment for these tasks. It has a powerful winch system capable of pulling up to 200 tons, as well as a towing hook that can withstand forces of up to 500 tons. This makes it capable of towing even the largest and heaviest of vessels.


Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, stern tube with shaft, rudder, kort nozzle, fittings set, plan and manual. Scale model of a Dutch ocean-going tug. 1:75 scale Wooden hull 19.69″H 35.43″L 7.87″W

Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#2, BB#5, BB#8, BB#9, BB#11, BB#12, BB#13, BB#14, BB#17, BB#18, + BB#40 thinner/cleaners.

  • BB478
  • 1:75 scale
  • Wooden hull
  • 19.69″H 35.43″L 7.87″W

About: Smit Rotterdam

Information about The Smit Rotterdam

The Smit Rotterdam is a powerful and impressive ship that has been specifically designed for heavy-duty towing and salvage operations. This vessel is owned and operated by the Dutch company Smit International, which is known for its expertise in maritime services. The Smit Rotterdam is one of the largest and most advanced tugboats in the world, measuring 210 feet in length and weighing over 2,000 tons.

The ship’s exterior is a striking combination of red and white, with the company’s logo prominently displayed on its sides. Its sleek and sturdy design is a testament to its capabilities, as it is built to withstand the harsh conditions of the open sea. The Smit Rotterdam is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and machinery, making it a formidable force on the water.

One of the most impressive features of the shipis its powerful propulsion system, which consists of four diesel engines that produce a total of 23,000 horsepower. This allows the ship to reach a top speed of 18 knots, making it one of the fastest and most maneuverable tugboats in the world. The ship’s advanced navigation and communication systems also ensure safe and efficient operations, even in the most challenging of conditions.

In addition to its towing capabilities, the vesselt is also equipped with firefighting equipment, making it a valuable asset in emergency situations. It has a powerful water cannon that can shoot water up to 120 meters, as well as foam and chemical dispersant systems for combating oil spills.

The interior of the Smit Rotterdam is just as impressive as its exterior. It can accommodate a crew of up to 18 people, including highly skilled engineers, technicians, and seafarers. The living quarters are comfortable and well-equipped, ensuring that the crew can work efficiently and safely during long voyages.

Overall, the Smit Rotterdam is a remarkable ship that combines power, technology, and expertise to provide essential services in the maritime industry. Its impressive capabilities and advanced features make it a valuable asset in any towing or salvage operation, and its presence on the water is a testament to the skill and dedication of the crew who operate it.

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