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BB906 Le Bayard

BB906 "LE BAYARD"428840 WEB1

  • Lasercut Wooden Boatkit
  • Scale 1:30 - Length 53 cm
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"Le Bayard" is a fishing vessel from Fécamp on the north coast of Normandy. Built around 1850.

At that time these boats were used for fishing off Newfoundland. The hulls were raw unvarnished wood and the sails were red-brown in color.

In 1878 these boats were replaced by lighter ones.

 

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BB910 Torborg

BB910 "TORBORG"428840 WEB1

  • Lasercut Wooden Boatkit
  • Scale 1:20 - Length 32 cm
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The “Torborg” is a classical Norwegian rowing and sailing boat. This type of vessel is widely known in Norway and was used for many purposes.

The original boat, dating from 1870, is owned by the Stavanger maritime Museum. This type of boat was used as a pilot boat. It could be rigged quickly, so that it could be quickly dispatched to the waiting ship. There was great competition among boats wanting to guide ships into the Norwegian fjords. To be competitive, manoeuvrable and speedy boats, equipped with both sails and 2-3 sets of oars, were a necessity.

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