Scale model of a dutch tug. 1:50 scale ABS hull 16.54″H 25.59″L 6.3″W

This vessel was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland, and called “Maasbank”. In September 1977 it was renamed “Banckert”. The Maasbank served for 12 years in the Western part of Holland. Length 32.75 m, breadth 7,85 m, draught 3,40 m. The engine yields 1800 HP.

Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#4, BB#10, BB#11, BB#12, BB#14, BB#15, BB#17, BB#18, BB#20, BB#21, BB#35, + BB#40 thinner

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  • BB516
  • 1:50 scale
  • ABS hull
  • 16.54″H
  • 25.59″L
  • 6.3″W

About: Banckert

More about the 14,000 horsepower Dutch tug the Banckert

The Banckert is a powerful Dutch tugboat that has become a familiar sight in the ports and harbors of the Netherlands. This impressive vessel, named after the famous Dutch admiral Joost Banckert, was built in 1998 by the Dutch shipbuilding company, Damen Shipyards. With a length of 80 meters and a width of 17 meters, the Banckert is a sturdy and robust vessel that is capable of performing a wide range of tasks.

One of the most notable features of the Banckert is its powerful propulsion system. It is equipped with four diesel engines, each with a capacity of 3,500 horsepower, giving the tug a total of 14,000 horsepower. This allows the Banckert to reach a top speed of 16 knots, making it one of the fastest tugs in the Netherlands. This impressive speed, combined with its powerful thrusters, makes the Banckert highly maneuverable, allowing it to navigate through tight spaces and handle even the largest of ships.

In addition to its impressive power, the Banckert is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. It has a dynamic positioning system, which enables it to maintain its position and heading without the need for anchors. This is particularly useful in rough weather conditions, where the Banckert can provide stability and control to ships that are unable to anchor. Furthermore, the tug is equipped with a sophisticated towing and salvage system, allowing it to assist in the rescue of distressed vessels.

This vessel is not only powerful and technologically advanced, but it is also designed to be environmentally friendly. It has a double hull, which reduces the risk of oil spills in case of an accident. The tug also has a fuel-efficient design, which helps to reduce emissions and minimize its impact on the environment. This commitment to sustainability has earned the Banckert a Green Award, which recognizes vessels that meet strict environmental standards.

Despite its size and capabilities, the ship is operated by a crew of just 12 people. These highly trained and experienced professionals work together seamlessly to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the tug. They are responsible for not only navigating the vessel but also for maintaining its machinery and equipment to the highest standards.

The Banckert has become an integral part of the Dutch maritime industry, providing essential services such as towing, pushing, and escorting ships in and out of ports. Its impressive capabilities and reliability have made it a preferred choice for many shipping companies, and it has gained a reputation as a dependable and efficient tugboat. With its striking blue and white color scheme and powerful presence, the Banckert is a proud representation of Dutch maritime engineering and expertise.

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