Caldercraft Imara (twin screw)

$819.00

SCC7012/2
Scale 1:32
Dimension in Inches
43.5 x 11.5

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Caldercraft Imara (twin screw)

The Imara is typical of many of the period twin screw harbour tugs. She was built to a Crown Colonies contract for delivery to Dares-Salaam. The Imara had a colourful history, ultimately entering Royal Naval service where she was renamed ‘Perseverance.

Harbor tugs, also known as towboats or tugboats, play a vital role in assisting larger vessels in maneuvering in and out of ports, harbors, and other congested waterways. They are powerful, compact vessels designed for towing, pushing, and guiding ships to ensure safe and efficient operations in busy maritime environments.

The concept of tugboats dates back to ancient times, with evidence of small oar-powered vessels used to maneuver larger ships in harbors. Early tugboats were often powered by steam engines and were essential for assisting sailing ships in and out of ports. The Industrial Revolution brought significant advancements in tugboat technology, with the introduction of more powerful steam engines, propellers, and improved hull designs. This allowed tugboats to handle larger and heavier vessels and became indispensable in the growing maritime trade.

In the early 20th century, diesel engines began to replace steam engines in tugboats, providing greater fuel efficiency, reliability, and power. Diesel-electric and hybrid propulsion systems are now commonly used in modern harbor tugs. Over time, harbor tugs have become more specialized, with different types designed for specific tasks such as ship docking, ship escorting, firefighting, and salvage operations. Modern harbor tugs are equipped with advanced technologies, such as dynamic positioning systems, state-of-the-art navigation equipment, and powerful winches and towing gear.

Harbor tugs play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, efficiency, and smooth operation of port activities worldwide. They assist in berthing and unberthing ships, preventing collisions, controlling drift, and responding to emergency situations. As environmental concerns have become more prominent, there is a growing emphasis on developing eco-friendly and sustainable tugboat technologies. This includes the use of cleaner fuels, emissions reduction technologies, and eco-friendly practices to minimize the environmental impact of harbor tug operations.

Overall, the history of harbor tugs reflects the evolution of maritime technology and the important role these vessels play in supporting global trade and transportation. Their continuous development and adaptation to changing industry needs demonstrate the ongoing significance of harbor tugs in modern maritime operations.

Caldercraft Imara (twin screw)
This kit contains over 1,400 parts including:
Hull, main and rear deckhouse and funnel are moulded in GRP with all rivet and plating detail faithfully reproduced. All decks, wheelhouse etc. are CNC cut from high quality Birch ply. Deck overlays are pre-printed with planking detail. Almost 800 fittings manufactured in high grade alloy of superb quality, with many unique features too numerous to list. It even includes the pantry, sink, jugs, cups, saucers, plates, tables and chairs for the saloon. Lifeboats are moulded in styrene with separate interior mouldings and all furniture included.

Scale 1:32
Dimension in Inches
43.5 x 11.5

Additional information

Weight 21 lbs
Dimensions 47 × 15 × 12 in

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