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Billing Boats have a wide selection of kits to support building experience from novice to expert. Known well for their high-quality laser cut wooden parts as well as their highly detailed models.

U.S. Coast Guard 14"
This 44-foot Coast Guard is a very seaworthy lifeboat, designed to carry out search and rescue assignments in poor weather and water conditions. With a skilled and experienced crew, this vessel can carry out the most demanding of rescue operations. The vessel is self stabilizing. Built in 1961 at the Coast Guard shipyard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, USA.

Scale: 1:40
Length: 14-5/16" (36.3cm)
Beam: 4-3/16" (10.7cm)

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$59.95
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BL100
Dana 15"
The Dana is a typical fishing cutter from North Zealand in Denmark. Around the turn of the century, many boats of this type sailed in along the Danish coast. During the 1920's many of the cutters were fitted with engines, which enabled an even quicker landing of the catch.

Kit includes plastic hull, fittings set, laser cut wooden strips, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual.

Plastic hull.

Length: 15-3/8" (39cm)
Height: 13-3/8" (34cm)
Beam: 3-5/16" (10cm)
Scale: 1:60

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$69.95
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BL200
Rainbow 11"
This shrimp cutter is a typical cutter from the 1960's used for catching shrimp off the German, Dutch and Danish coasts. The equipment on board includes the necessary shrimp sieves and cookers for immediate preparation of the catch.

Height: 9-7/16" (24cm)
Length: 11" (28cm)
Beam: 3-9/16" (9cm)
Scale: 1:60

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$59.95
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BL201
Nordkap 32"
A typical trawler from the North Sea, built in 1970 at an English shipyard.
The model kit is based on the original ship drawings.

Details on the actual vessel:
Tonnage: 185 gross register tonnage
Length overall: 40.0 m - Beam: 9.30 m
Motor: 1000 HP diesel
Engine speed: 12-14 knots
Crew: 7-8 men
Fishing tackle: Drag net (trawl)
Fishing area: Around Iceland and Greenland
Haul: Herrings, cod and trash fish.

The model:
Length: 32" (81cm)
Beam: 7-1/2" (19cm)
Scale: 1:50

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$339.00
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BL476
Andrea Gail - Beginner Version
The Andrea Gail, an un-inspected commercial fishing vessel departed Gloucester Harbour, Massachusetts, September 20, 1991 with six crew members on board. The crew intended to make a fishing trip for swordfish in the area of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada. The vessel began its return voyage to Gloucester, MA. on October 26-27, 1991. On October 30, 1991, the vessel was reported overdue by the owner, Mr. Robert Brown. An extensive air and sea search was conducted utilizing U.S. and Canadian Cape Cod MA. However, the search did not locate the vessel or any of the crew members. The vessel and six crew embers remain missing and are presumed lost at sea in a major storm, referred to as the "Perfect Storm" by a meteorologist and made famous by Sebastian Junger's book (the book was later turned into a Hollywood movie). The sword fishermen were Captain William "Billy" Tyne, Robert "Bobby" Shatford of Gloucester, Dale Murphy and Michael "Bugsy" Moran of Bradenton Beach FL., David "Sully" Sullivan and Alfred Pierre of New York City.

Height: 10-13/16" (27.5cm)
Length: 14-13/16" (36cm)
Beam: 4-1/8" (10.5cm)
Scale: 1:60

All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!

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Recommended paints: BB01, BB03, BB04, BB06, BB09, BB11, BB14, BB17, BB33, BB40 thinner/cleaner. To purchase the required paints, click here.
$149.00
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BL608
Calypso 37"
The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. She was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications has become a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber in the stern, oval diving bell, Galaezzi diving chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter and much other submarine equipment.

Length: 39"

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$559.00
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BL560
Mary Ann
The Mary Ann is the first model produced by Billing Boats in 1958. It has been modified 4 times during the years and changed names 3 times. The ship is a typical 45-ton cutter commonly seen in the harbor at Esbjerg, Denmark; often more than 600 cutters of this type can be seen at a time. The model kit is based on the original ship drawings.

Scale: 1:33
Height: 16-15/16" (43cm)
Length: 21-5/8" (55cm)
Beam: 6-5/16" (16cm)

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$215.00
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BL472
Smit Rotterdam Kit
Smit Rotterdam was built in 1975 for Smit International BV in Holland, and was at the time of its completion the largest and most powerful tugboat in the world- with a tonnage of 2273 tons, a 22,000HP engine, and a top speed of 16.5 knots. The ship is built with bulb stern and stern nozzle, inboard equipment includes the most modern gear for navigation, steering and radio communication.

Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, stern tube with shaft, rudder, kort nozzle, fittings set, plan and manual. Scale model of a Dutch ocean-going tug.


Wooden hull.
Height: 19-11/16" (50cm)
Length: 35-7/16" (90cm)
Beam: 7-7/8" (20cm)
Scale: 1:75

Paints used on this model boat kit are:
BB#1, BB#2, BB#5, BB#8, BB#9, BB#11, BB#12, BB#13, BB#14, BB#17, BB#18, + BB#40 thinner/cleaners.

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$449.00
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BL478
Fairmount Apline
The Dutch "SuperTug" Fairmount Alpine kit can be static or converted to R/C use.. It has a wooden hull that is made using laser cut basswood plywood (rather than plank-on-frame. Designed using the most advanced methods, all laser cut wood, and complete with all fittings:
Lifeboats, stanchions, life rings, pulleys, lifeboat canisters, lights, ladders, vents, brass railing, prop shafts, stuffing boxes, props, kort nozzles, decals and instructions

Height: 17.7"
Length: 39.4"
Beam: 9.5"
Scale: 1:75

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Paints used on this model boat kit are: BB#1, BB#4, BB#5, BB#6, BB#10, BB#11, BB#12, BB#15, BB#35, BB#36, + BB#40 thinner. Please note some colors will need to be mixed together to get the proper shade for the ship.
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$439.00
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BL506
Banckert Harbor Tug
This vessel was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland, and called "Maasbank". In September 1977 it was renamed "Banckert". The Maasbank served for 12 years in the Western part of Holland. Length 32.75 m, breadth 7,85 m, draught 3,40 m. The engine yields 1800 HP.

The kit includes all laser cut superstructure and cabin parts along with an ABS Plastic Hull. The kit also includes all parts and accessories found in the image.

Height: 16-9/16" (42cm)
Length: 25-9/16" (65cm)
Beam: 6-5/16" (16cm)
Scale: 1:50

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$259.00
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BL516
Cutty Sark
A tea clipper launched in 1869. Length 85.34 m, breadth 10,97 m, draught 6,4 m and displacement of 2,133 tons. The most famous of all tea clippers, the Cutty Sark is today preserved for posterity at a dry dock in Greenwich. Built to transport tea from China, she was designed by Hercules Linton, whose ambition it was to outstrip the Thermopylae, the fastest ship of the times.

Height: 26-3/8" (67cm)
Length: 43-5/16" (110cm)
Beam: 5-15/16" (15cm)
Scale: 1:75

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$299.00
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BL564
White Star
A model of a typical American motor boat, used for tuna fishing in Florida in particular. A motor boat model with plastic hull, especially designed for model builders interested in an RC model.

The Billing Boats kit of the White Star features: ABS hull and deck, wooden superstructure, hull and deck fittings in wood, brass and/or plastic, ramin masts, rigging cord in various sizes, Propshafts, rudders and propellers. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text.

Height: 11-13/16" (30cm)
Length: 21-1/4" (54cm)
Beam: 6-5/16" (16cm)
Scale: 1:15

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$165.00
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BL570
Bluenose
The schooner Bluenose has a very special place in the history of navigation and yachting. Built to fish off the Newfoundland coast, the ship soon turned out to be such a fast sailer that she won all the great classical regattas along the USA's Eastern coast. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1921, and shipwrecked near Haiti in 1946. A true copy - Bluneose II - was launched in 1964.

Height: 26-3/8" (67cm)
Length: 29-15/16" (76cm)
Beam: 5-1/2" (14cm)
Scale: 1:65

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$219.00
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BL576
African Queen
This is the ship which gave its name to the movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. The story takes place during World War I. The African Queen attacks the German warship "Konigin Luise" on Lake Victoria in Africa, after a long and dangerous trip down the tributaries to the lake. The Billing Boats model has a plastic hull and imitation steam engine.

Height: 16-15/16" (43cm)
Length: 29-1/8" (74cm)
Beam: 8-1/4" (21cm)
Scale: 1:12

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$243.99
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BL588
Colin Archer - Beginner
RS1 was built in 1893 for the Norwegian Society for Shipwreck Salvage at the Colin Archer shipyard in Rekkevig near Larvik, Norway. RS1 was later named Colin Archer after its designer and builder. The sharp sterned design of the vessel has given it world wide renown. Roughly 30 boats of this typewere built, most of them at the Colin Archer shipyard at Tollerodden in Larvik. Kit includes laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, fittings set, sails, rigging thread, plan and manual. Scale model of a rescue ship.

All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!

Wooden hull.
Length: 18-11/16" (47.5cm)
Height: 19-11/16" (50cm)
Beam: 4-15/16" (12.5cm)
Scale 1:40

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Recommended Paints: BB01, BB05, BB11, BB14, BB15, BB16, BB17, BB20, BB35, BB36, BB40 thinner/cleaner. To purchase the required paints, click here.
$139.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
BL606