Fairmount Alpine

The Dutch “SuperTug”, #506 Fairmount Alpine kit can be static or converted to R/C use. It has a wooden hull that is made using laser cut basswood plywood on bulkhead (rather than plank-on-frame). Designed using the most advanced methods, all laser cut wood, and complete with all fittings. This model boat kit is visually stunning when completed with vibrant colours and exquisite detail.

The build of this kit may be seen on our “Helpful Links” section (home page on lower right of page) that was done by “Dirk Berserk” of Canada. It is a YouTube video link and his work is just fantastic!

Please note that although the laser wood cutting is incredibly accurate and close, there are LOTS of laser wood parts, including some quite small. The average build time we have with this model is in excess of 400 hours.

The dimensions are: Scale 1:75 Length: 100cm (about 39″) Height: 45 cm (about 18″) Width: 24 cm (about 9.5″)

Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#4, BB#5, BB#6, BB#10, BB#11, BB#12, BB#15, BB#35, BB#36, + BB#40 thinner. Please note some colors will need to be mixed together to get the proper shade for the ship.

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  • BB506
  • Scale 1:75
  • Length: 100cm (about 39″)
  • Height: 45 cm (about 18″)
  • Width: 24 cm (about 9.5″)

About: Fairmount Alpine

The Fairmount Alpine

The Fairmount Alpine is a Dutch tugboat that has made a significant impact in the maritime industry. Built in 2006 by the Dutch shipyard, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, this powerful tug has a length of 75.4 meters and a breadth of 17.3 meters. It is equipped with two main engines, each with an output of 8,700 horsepower, making it one of the strongest tugboats in the world. The Fairmount Alpine is also equipped with a dynamic positioning system, allowing it to maintain its position and heading with precision, even in harsh weather conditions.

One of the most impressive features of the vessel is its bollard pull capacity of 205 tons. This means that it can exert a pulling force of 205 tons before its towline breaks. This impressive strength has made the Fairmount Alpine a go-to vessel for heavy lifting and towing operations. It has been utilized for various tasks such as offshore platform installations, towing of oil rigs and drilling vessels, and salvage operations.

Apart from its powerful engines and bollard pull capacity, the Fairmount Alpine also boasts state-of-the-art equipment and technology. It is equipped with a firefighting system, capable of extinguishing fires with a capacity of 3,600 cubic meters per hour. This feature has made the Fairmount Alpine a valuable asset in emergency situations, providing assistance to vessels in distress.

Another remarkable aspect of the Fairmount Alpine is its crew. The vessel has a total crew of 15 highly trained and experienced professionals who are well-versed in handling the latest technology and equipment on board. They are able to operate the vessel efficiently and effectively, ensuring the safety of both the vessel and its cargo.

The Alpine has been involved in numerous successful operations, solidifying its reputation as a reliable and versatile tugboat. In 2010, it played a crucial role in the salvage of the MV Golden Seas, a bulk carrier that ran aground off the coast of Mauritius. The Fairmount was able to tow the vessel to safety, preventing a potential environmental disaster.

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