Lilla Dan

Scale model of a Danish training ship the Lilla Dan

1:50 scale Wooden hull 19.29″H 26.77″L 4.72″W

The Lilla Dan is a beautiful throwback to a bygone era; a 35-meter topsail schooner built in 1951 by J. Lauritzen as a training ship, she has been with the company ever since. Taken out of service as a training vessel in 1996, the Lilla Dan was completely renovated and put to work as a charter ship. Today, the Lilla Dan offers companies and private groups a unique meeting place, with a maritime ambiance that is meant to inspire.

Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, fittings set, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual. Scale model of a Danish training ship. 1:50 scale Wooden hull 19.29″H 26.77″L 4.72″W

Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#3, BB#9, BB#11, BB#12, BB#13, BB#14, BB#15, BB#16, BB#17, BB#33, BB#36, + BB#40 thinner/cleaner.

  • BB578
  • 1:50 scale
  • Wooden hull
  • 19.29″H 26.77″L 4.72″W

About: Lilla Dan

The Lilla Dan is a magnificent 35-meter topsail schooner that was built in 1951 by the renowned Danish shipbuilding company, J. Lauritzen. This stunning vessel was designed specifically for the purpose of transporting cargo and passengers across the treacherous seas of the North Atlantic. The construction of the Lilla Dan was a true testament to the skill and craftsmanship of J. Lauritzen, as it was built to withstand the harsh conditions of the open ocean.

The ship boasts a sleek and elegant design, with its tall masts and graceful lines. Its 35-meter length is perfectly proportioned, allowing for maximum speed and stability. The topsail schooner rigging, with its two masts and multiple sails, gives the Lilla Dan a classic and timeless appearance. This traditional rigging also allows for efficient sailing, making the Lilla Dan a reliable and efficient vessel.

The Dan was built using the finest materials, with a sturdy wooden hull and a strong steel frame. The interior of the ship is equally impressive, with spacious cabins and a comfortable lounge area for passengers. The cargo hold is also well-designed, with ample space for storing goods and supplies. The Lilla Dan was truly a state-of-the-art vessel when it was first built, and it continues to be a symbol of excellence in shipbuilding.

One of the most remarkable features of the Lilla Dan is its ability to navigate through icy waters. This was a crucial aspect for a ship that was primarily used for trading and transportation in the North Atlantic region. The Lilla Dan’s reinforced hull and powerful engine allowed it to break through thick layers of ice, making it a reliable and essential vessel for trade in the region.

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