Soclaine Le Belem, Three-Masted Bark, French Training Ship 1896 (SOCBLM300). The three-masted Bark Belem, the last survivor of the great French fleet of full-rigged ships, Cape-Horners and West Indiamen, was built in Nantes as a merchant ship in 1896.
Aquired for France in 1979, and today completely restored thanks to the unswerving support of the Caisse d’Epargne Ecuriel, takes on board more than 2000 lovers of the greatest of high seas navigators, the square rigged vessel.
The Soclaine range of model boat kits features:
All wood construction, pre-cut frames, woods specially chosen for each type of model. Fittings in cast metal and wood, linen cording, silk-screened sails. Detailed plans to scale with diagrams for each stage of assembly. Historical notes included