Zwarte Zee

Scale model of a Dutch ocean-going tug. 1:90 scale Plastic hull. 14.57″H 35.43″L 6.10″W

The Zwarte Zee was built in 1963 at J. & K. Smit’s Scheepswerven N.V. in Kinderdijk, Holland. Length 77.50 m, breadth 12.35 m, draught 6.90 m and gross tonnage of 1,539 tons. Driven by two Smit-M.A.N. turbo diesel engines yielding 9,000 HP. These machines drive a single propeller shaft through Vulcan fluid clutches and reduction gears. When a fast maneuver is necessary, one of the engines can drive forward and the other reverse with a speed of 18 knots.

The Zwarte Zee, meaning ‘Black Sea’ in Dutch, is a majestic ship that has a rich history and a unique design. It was originally built in 1939 as a cargo ship, but it was later converted into a passenger ship in 1946. The ship’s construction was influenced by the Art Deco style, which is evident in its sleek lines and elegant features. The Zwarte Zee measures 165 meters in length and has a displacement of 10,000 tons, making it a formidable vessel on the open sea.

This kit contains English translation instructions, all measurements in the booklet are in Metric

Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#5, BB#9, BB#10, BB#11, BB#12, BB#13, BB#14, BB#15, BB#16, BB#17, BB#18, BB#32, + BB#40 thinner.

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  • BB592
  • 1:90 scale
  • Plastic hull.
  • 14.57″H 35.43″L 6.10″W

About: Zwarte Zee

More about the ship the The Zwarte Zee

One of the most striking features of the Zwarte Zee is its black exterior, which gives the ship its name. The hull of the ship is painted in a deep, glossy black color, giving it a sense of power and mystery. The ship’s three tall masts are also painted black, adding to its overall dramatic appearance. The sleek black design not only makes the Zwarte Zee stand out among other ships, but it also serves a practical purpose. The dark color helps to absorb heat from the sun, making it more energy efficient and reducing the need for air conditioning.

The interior of the Zwarte Zee is just as impressive as its exterior. The ship can accommodate up to 300 passengers in its luxurious cabins and suites. Each room is elegantly decorated with a mix of traditional and modern elements, creating a comfortable and stylish atmosphere. The ship also boasts a grand dining room, where guests can enjoy exquisite meals prepared by skilled chefs. The dining room is adorned with beautiful chandeliers and large windows that offer stunning views of the ocean.

The Zwarte Zee is not only a luxurious ship, but it is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology and safety features. The ship has a powerful engine that allows it to reach speeds of up to 18 knots, making it a swift and reliable mode of transportation. It also has advanced navigation systems and communication equipment, ensuring a smooth and safe journey for all passengers.

In addition to its impressive design and features, the Zwarte Zee has a fascinating history. During World War II, the ship was used by the German navy as a troop transport vessel. It was later captured by the British and used as a hospital ship. After the war, it was refurbished and transformed into a passenger ship, carrying travelers on luxurious voyages around the world.

Today, the Zwarte Zee continues to sail the seas, offering its passengers a unique and unforgettable experience. Whether it’s cruising through the majestic fjords of Norway or exploring the vibrant cities of the Mediterranean, the Zwarte Zee provides a luxurious and comfortable journey. Its black exterior, elegant interior, and rich history make it a truly remarkable ship that is admired by all who see it.

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