Billing Boats Marie Jeanne

$178.20

BB580
Scale 1:50
Length 57cm
Beam 13cm

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Billing Boats Marie Jeanne

The Marie Jeanne was a historic French ship that played a significant role in maritime history. Built in 1875, the Marie Jeanne was originally a fishing vessel used in the coastal waters of France. However, its history took a dramatic turn when it was acquired by French explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau in the mid-20th century.

Under Cousteau’s ownership, the Marie Jeanne was transformed into a research vessel for oceanographic expeditions and underwater exploration. Equipped with advanced diving and filming equipment, the ship became a vital tool for Cousteau’s pioneering work in marine conservation and documentary filmmaking.

The Marie Jeanne was featured in several of Cousteau’s famous documentaries, including “The Silent World” and “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.” These films brought the wonders of the ocean to audiences around the world and raised awareness about the importance of protecting marine environments.

The ship’s legacy continued even after Cousteau’s passing, with the Marie Jeanne remaining an iconic symbol of ocean exploration and environmental activism. The vessel inspired a new generation of scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers to follow in Cousteau’s footsteps and continue his mission of conserving and studying the world’s oceans.

While the Marie Jeanne is no longer in operation today, it remains a beloved piece of maritime history and a testament to the power of exploration and discovery. Its legacy lives on through the impact it had on marine science, conservation, and public awareness of the beauty and fragility of the world beneath the waves.

Billing Boats Marie Jeanne kit features: plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in brass and/or plastic, Mast and spars, rigging line in various sizes. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual in multiple languages.

BB580
Scale 1:50
Length 57cm
Beam 13cm
Billing Boats Level: Advanced Beginner

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 4 in

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