Artesania Latina Belem


1:75 Scale
31-47/64’’ long
10-5/64’’ wide
21-17/64’’ high
Advanced Kit

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Artesania Latina Belem


The Belem was launched in 1896 and was the last French three-masted ship, the oldest three-masted sailing ship in Europe and the second largest sailboat staying in France. She was built in Nantes, and used more than anywhere else in the Caribbean This old cargo sailboat alternated by English, Italian and French hands through its life.

Later in her life the Belem was motorized and renamed for various uses (a luxury cruise ship and training ship) and was finally discovered by chance in Venice in a bad state of repair in the late 1970s by a nostalgic fan. She was purchased with the support of a large French bank which financed the foundation that began her restoration, the Belem training ship is now reconverted into cabotage and offers initiation and discovery courses for enthusiasts, she is intended for the French Navy for the training of her cabin boys, appearing in addition in the great meetings of traditional sailboats.

The Belem received the classification of Historical Monument on February 27, 1984.


Artesania Latina’s wooden model of the Belem training ship has the formal acknowledgment of the Belem Foundation. The model ship kit of this magnificent boat is made of wood and also contains numerous parts made from metal. The kit has has more than 1,300 parts in total so that the advanced level modelers can enjoy the challenging assembly of this French sailboat.

Artesania Latina’s Belem model ship kit contains the highest quality parts: laser-cut boards of different thicknesses, birchwood planking and round dowels for masts and yards, linden veneers, chemical cuttings in steel and brass, die-cast metal fittings, decals for the details on the hull as depth marks and the name of the ship, cotton pre-sewn sails ready to be placed, cotton line for the rigging and a very important bonus for their modelers: a wooden display base.

For assembly the kit contains a DVD for your computer (Windows and Mac) with well defined step-by-step instructions thanks to its 1,500 color images and its video tutorials. The kit does not include printed instructions or diagrams. You can also download the digital instructions for free from Artesania Latina’s website

This model is worthy of being on display. The Belem has a spectacular bow winch with incredible details. Fall in love with this beautiful ship! Once it is built, this faithful museum quality replica of the Belem measures 31.73” (806mm) in length, 10.07” (256mm) in width and 21.25” (540mm)in height.

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 20 × 4 in