Billing Boats Colin Archer

$157.30

BB606
Scale 1:40
Length 17.7″
Height 19.6″
Width 4.9″

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Billing Boats Colin Archer

Colin Archer was a Norwegian naval architect and shipbuilder known for designing sturdy and seaworthy vessels, particularly rescue boats and pilot boats. His most famous design is the Colin Archer rescue boat, which became synonymous with safety and reliability in the maritime industry.

Colin Archer’s designs were influenced by traditional Norwegian sailing vessels, known for their seaworthiness and stability in rough waters. His boats were characterized by a distinctive double-ended hull shape, a broad beam, and a heavy displacement, making them well-suited for sailing in challenging conditions.

One of Colin Archer’s most famous creations is the Fram, a polar exploration vessel built in 1892. The Fram was used on expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic and is renowned for its strength and ability to withstand the pressures of ice and extreme cold.

In addition to the Fram, Colin Archer designed numerous other vessels, including pilot boats, fishing boats, and yachts. His designs were highly regarded for their safety features and seaworthiness, making them popular choices for maritime operations in Norway and beyond.

Today, the Colin Archer name is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship in the maritime industry. Many of his designs are still in use, and replicas of Colin Archer boats can be found sailing in waters around the world. The legacy of Colin Archer lives on through his contributions to maritime safety and his enduring impact on shipbuilding.

Billing Boats Colin Archer is a great kit if you have never tried building a wooden ship model before. Note that Billing Boats makes two version of this ship, the larger one is designed as an expert level kit. This beginner-level kit is part of Billing Boats’ 600 series. This series features a hull that is built in two halves and laid flat on each side separately, for easy planking. The kit contains laser cut wood baords, wood planking, a full set of fittings, silcloth, plans and diagrams and a multi language instruction manual.

Scale 1:40
Length 17.7″
Height 19.6″
Width 4.9″

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 4 in

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