Boulogne Etaples

Scale model of a French stern trawler. 1:20 scale Wooden hull 15.35″H 22.05″L 7.87″W

This original design can be seen in many ports along the French channel. The boats are so-called stern trawlers, in which the net is pulled in using a tricing line in the rear of the boat.The hull is made of steel and the length is 11 meters. Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, stern tube with shaft, rudder, fittings set, rigging thread, plan and manual. Scale model of a French stern trawler. 1:20 scale Wooden hull 15.35″H 22.05″L 7.87″W

Paint used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#4, BB#5, BB#11, BB#13, BB#14, BB#15, BB#17, BB#18, BB#21, BB#30, BB#36, + BB#40 thinner/cleaner.

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  • BB534
  •  1:20 scale
  • Wooden hull 1
  • 5.35″H  2.05″L   7.87″W

About: Boulogne Etaples

More about the Boulogne Etaples

The Boulogne Etaples is a formidable French stern trawler that has been a staple in the European fishing industry for decades. With its sleek design and innovative technology, this vessel has become a favorite among fishermen for its reliability and efficiency. The Boulogne Etaples is a large ship, measuring over 60 meters in length and weighing in at an impressive 1,200 tons. Its sturdy construction and powerful engines allow it to navigate through even the roughest of seas, making it well-suited for deep-sea fishing.

One of the most unique features of the Boulogne Etaples is its stern trawler design. This means that the trawling net is deployed from the rear of the ship, allowing for a larger catch and better maneuverability. This design also allows for efficient processing of the catch as it is brought in through the rear of the vessel, making it easier for the crew to handle and store the fish.

The Boulogne Etaples is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to aid in its fishing operations. It is equipped with advanced sonar systems that can detect schools of fish from a great distance, making it easier for the crew to locate and catch their target species. The vessel also has a processing deck where the catch is sorted, gutted, and packed for transportation. This deck is equipped with modern equipment such as filleting machines and freezing facilities, ensuring that the fish are preserved in the best possible condition.

The vessel is also built with the safety and comfort of the crew in mind. It has spacious and well-equipped living quarters, complete with a kitchen, dining area, and sleeping quarters. The crew can relax and recharge in these comfortable living spaces after a long day out at sea. The Boulogne Etaples also has advanced navigation and communication systems, ensuring that the crew can stay connected with the shore at all times.

In addition to its efficient fishing capabilities, the Boulogne Etaples is also committed to sustainability. It is equipped with equipment such as turtle excluder devices, which help prevent accidental capture of marine animals such as sea turtles. The vessel also follows strict fishing regulations and practices responsible fishing methods, ensuring that fish stocks are not depleted.

Overall, the Boulogne Etaples is a remarkable vessel that has revolutionized the fishing industry in France and beyond. Its impressive size, advanced technology, and commitment to sustainability make it a highly sought-after vessel for fishermen. With its capabilities and efficiency, the Boulogne Etaples will continue to play a crucial role in the fishing industry for many years to come.

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