At the end of 1622, the first marina was opened in Amsterdam, so the owners of pleasure yachts ‘would have a secure place to lay their yachts in an adequate way’. By now, the prosperity of the low countries had grown to such an extent that the richer class could afford yachts just for the pleasure of sailing.
These speel-jaghten or ‘play yachts’, as described by Nicolaes Witsen in his Architectura Navalis, were around 42 feet long and 9 feet, 4 inches wide, and were seen on Amsterdam’s waters in growing numbers. The entrance sign above a later marina spoke aptly: ‘Hier toonen d ‘Amstelaers, zeebouwers uyt der aert, Dat d ‘een zoowel uyt lust als daert uyt liefde vaert’. (Here the Amsterdam people, sea builders by nature, show that they sail both for love and pleasure).
The model is in scale 1:50 and consists of laser-cut frames, walnut planks and various other laser-cut parts. The building instructions (in Dutch, English and German) are based on photos. The model includes a sail kit (self-build, stitching required) and a standard.
The kit is level 1 on a scale of 4.
Please order by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Model € 95,-
Price is excluding postal costs - but please ask for this - we can send worldwide
|Length||appr. 28 cm|
|Width||appr. 7 cm|
|Height||appr. 31 cm