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Category - Tugs

All sorts of tug boats from around the world. Investigate this long list of 31 different tugs. All can be made to R/C.

Invader Kit
Invader was the first in a series of 25 high-horsepower tugs built for Crowley Maritime during the 1970s, and these boats are still the mainstay of the Crowley sea-going fleet today. Powered by the largest GM diesels ever built for ocean service, these 9,000 horsepower brutes are famous for their high towing speeds and bollard pull.
The 136-foot Invader class boats are, pound for pound, some of the most awesome boats working and are used for everything from ultra-large ocean tows, to tanker escorts, to harbor ship assists.

The Harbor Models semi-kit includes a 1-piece fiberglass hull with bulwarks and caprail molded on, fiberglass superstructure, smokestack with plenum and pilothouse, plywood deck, polymer pilothouse visor, as well as a cast polymer fitting set which includes doors, life rings, portholes, hatches and more. Also comes with a top and side view of full-size plans.

Scale: 1/32
Length: 51"
Beam: 14"

Optional Items:
Invader Hull Only
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HAR105H
$315.00
IMAGE COMING SOON Invader Open Wheel Running Gear
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HAR1008
$439.00


Invader Photos: (click to enlarge)
$569.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
HAR105
Mr Darby Kit
The kit includes:
High strength fiberglass hull. This hull has the same dimensions as the original Dumas version, but the similarities end there. This magnificent hull is made with two layers of hand-laid-up (not choper gun applied) fiberglass. This construction method creates an extremely heavy duty hull that can easily support the 65lb ballasted weight of the model. Kort nozzles can be easily and securely screwed to the hull because of the seriously thick fiberglass. The hull also features built-in anchor wells, orientation lines for bow thruster installation, and dimples indicating drilling points for prop shafts, kort nozzles, rudders and support beams for ease of build.

Hull specs:
Length: 46" Beam: 13" Scale: ~1:30

The complete superstructure is also included in the kit.
Superstructure advantages and features:
-aircraft quality laser cut one-piece plywood decks
-laser cut acrylic overlayment deck pieces with a laser etched steel plate effect
-laser cut stanchion and bollard pin holes
-heavy duty preformed main superstructure unit
-laser cut pilot house with overhead viewing windows
-pre formed antenna mast base
-laser cut crane house
-cast polymer doors, fire hose in boxes, deck hatch
-self adhesive die cut decals including safety signs and striped yellow/black safety tape
-re-engineered aft deck with no potentially leaky access plate
-detailed instruction manual with photos

Superstructure Kit Includes:
-Plywood Deck
-Deck Beams and Bulkheads
-Plastic Overlayment
-Vacuum Formed Deck House
-Vacuum Formed Mast Base
-Laser Cut Wooden Pilot House
-Plastic Window Strip
-Cast Polymer; 3X Left Door, 2X Right Door, 2X Fire Hose in Box, 1X Deck Hatch
-Decal Pack with Flag
-Instruction Manual


Mr. Darby Superstructure Photos (click to enlarge)
$529.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
HAR1015
Pono
History
The Pono is a modern 80' harbor tug operated by Sause Bros. Towing of Coos Bay, Oregon. Pono is powerful, highly maneuverable and suited for a variety of ship assist, barge and ocean work. She is powered by 2 Caterpillar 3512 Diesels generating a total of 2,400 horsepower and is equipped with twin 6.7' dia. props inside kort nozzles. A special feature is the installation of 4 rudders behind the nozzles.

The Kit
The Harbor Models semi-kit includes:
-1-piece fiberglass hull with bulwarks and caprail molded on
-plywood deck and support beams
-fiberglass superstructure
-pilothouse
-pilothouse roof and two smokestacks
-full-size plans
-photoset
-Cast Polymer fittings set that includes doors, life rings with brackets, fire hose rack, hatches and more.

Specifications:
Scale: 1/24
Length: 40"
Beam: 14"

Optional Items:
Pono Hull Only
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HAR101H
$275.00
IMAGE COMING SOON Pono Kort Nozzle Running Gear
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HAR1001
$439.00


Pono Photos:
Regular price: $469.00
Sale price: $439.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
HAR101
San Pedro
History
Built in 1967, at which time she was the most powerful tug in the port of Los Angeles, by Martinolich Shipbuilding of Tacoma, Washington (hull #378) as the San Pedro for the Wilmington Transportation Company of Los Angeles, California.

In 1994, the tug was reconfigured. Originally constructed as a single screw tug. She was outfitted with a forward mounted "z drive" unit to augment her existing single screw configuration as well as a kort nozzle, and three rudders.

The retrofitted tug was dubbed a CombiTug. And, she was renamed as the Pacific Combi.

In 1998, the Wilmington Transportation Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1999, the tug was acquired by the American Navigation Company of San Francisco, California. Where she retained her name.

In 2005, the American Navigation Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. The company became AmNAV Maritime Services of Oakland, California. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, AmNAV Maritime Services was reabsorbed back into Foss Marine Holdings of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by a single EMD 12-645 diesel engine. With a forward mounted "z drive" unit. She is rated 3,600 horsepower.

Ship Builder: MARTINOLICH SHIPBLDG CORP
Year Built: 1967
Length: 85.9
Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
Hull Depth: 10.6
Hull Breadth: 26
Gross Tonnage: 164
Net Tonnage: 67


The Model
The Harbor Models semi-kit includes:
-1-piece high-strength fiberglass hull with bulwarks molded on in black
-plywood deck with three support beams
-4 piece fiberglass superstructure including accomodations, pilot house, smoke stack and fidley (smokestack platform)
-full-size plans
-photo set
-Cast Polymer Fitting Set which includes:
  -2 Watertight Doors with Portholes (QMTH5,6)
  -5 Split Dutch Doors (2x QMTH1, 1x QMTH2,3,4,)
  -14 Portholes (QMTH8)
  -7 Hatches (2x QMTH9,10,12 1x QMTH11

Specifications:
Scale: 1:32
Length: 35"
Beam: 10"

The kit comes with all you see here: (click to enlarge)


San Pedro Photos: (click to enlarge)
Regular price: $469.00
Sale price: $399.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
HAR109
Philip W - Semi Kit
History
Built in 1981, by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington (hull #11) as the Philip W. for the Wilmington Transportation Company of Los Angeles, California.

In 1998, the Wilmington Transportation Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2005, the tug was transferred to AmNAV Maritime Services of Oakland, California. A subsidiary of the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Patriot.

In 2012, AmNAV Maritime Services was reabsorbed back into Foss Marine Holdings of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two EMD 12-645-E6 diesel engines. For a rated 4,800 horsepower. (Birk Thomas)

Ship Builder: DAKOTA CREEK INDUSTRIES INC
Year Built: 1981
Length: 87.9
Hailing Port: LOS ANGELES, CA.
Hull Depth: 14.9
Hull Breadth: 34.5
Gross Tonnage: 198
Net Tonnage: 135

The Model
The hull and superstructure are fiberglass. The deckhouse is scribed with all door, porthole and other openings. The pilot house has the window frames molded in.

Kit Includes:
-hull
-deck house
-deck house roof
-pilot house
-pilot house roof
-fiddley
-exhaust stack
-full-size plans
-construction booklet and photo set (available via email)
-polymer fittings set, as described below

Polymer Fittings: (included in kit)
The polymer fitting set includes:
-pilot house doors (right and left)
-two different water-tight doors (right and left)
-three different louvered vents
-access hatches for the deck
-raised hatches
-fire hoses
-portholes
-life rings

Specifications:
Length: 36"
Beam: 13"
Scale: 1:32
Displacement: 35lbs

Philip W Photos: (click to enlarge)
$499.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
HAR147
Happy Hunter Kit
The Happy Hunter is a scale reproduction of a Dutch ocean-going salvage tug to a scale of 1:50.

The boat is powered by a direct-drive, i.e. non-geared system, in the form of two high-torque MAX Power 700 electric motors. These are low-revving power plants driving a pair of high-performance marine propellers. Fixed Kort nozzles increase thrust, and the boat is capable of carrying out extremely arduous towing tasks and complex maneuvers in conjunction with the bow thruster, which is an optional accessory. The capacious plastic hull allows the modeler to install numerous auxiliary working systems, and experienced builders will enjoy fitting out the Happy Hunter with a working lighting system, radar, anchor winch, sound system and towing mechanism. It is even possible to install a fully working crane; the crane itself is included in the kit.

Kit Contents:
-Vacuum-moulded white ABS plastic hull and superstructure
-Die-cut parts for deck and superstructure
-Laser-cut parts for power system mountings and electronic component supports
-Complete rudder system
-Injection-moulded Kort nozzles
-Small hardware items
-Components for foremast, mainmast, crane etc.
-Decal sheet
-Building instructions with drawings and photographs
-Boat stand

Specification:
Length: 40 3/4" (1035 mm)
Width: 9 1/4" (235 mm)
Total displacement: 21lbs (9500 g)
Draught: 4 3/4" (120 mm)
Scale: 1:50

Downloads:
ACCESSORY LIST
CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS
BUILDING INSTRUCTIONS

$749.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
RO1106
Yorkshireman Tug
Built in 1978 by Cochrane of Selby, Yorkshireman and Irishman were the most powerful pair of purpose-built tugs to enter service in the UK when they joined the fleet of United Towing. The tugs were been involved in all types of towing work in the North Sea oil fields and around the world. However, their finest and most famous days were without a doubt during the Falklands War when they were taken into service with the Salvageman by the Royal Navy. Their best-known exploit was in the attempt to save the container ship Atlantic Conveyor after she had been hit by missiles from the Argentinean Air Force; unfortunately this rescue attempt was not successful.
This upgraded kit contains all the required parts to build the model:
  • A one-piece fiberglass hull; prop-shafts, brass rudder assemblies, Kort nozzles and a bow thruster tube
  • Printed and CNC-cut styrene for ease of construction
  • A set of cast metal fittings. Metal kits for the winches and cranes
  • Etched brass for stanchions and other components
  • Resin-cast dinghies; vacuum-formed liferaft canisters and radome
  • A set of self-adhesive vinyl decals for Yorkshireman and Irishman.
  • All the necessary wooden dowel for mast, wire, chain etc.
  • Step-by-step isometric drawings and scale plans.


Specifications:
Scale: 1:48
Length: 34.4"
Beam: 9.5"
Prop Shaft: 4mm

Optional Running Gear Packages
12 Volt Propulsion Pack Includes:
TWO(2) 6:1 Geared Motors
TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP40
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Left Hand Brass Propeller
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Right Hand Brass Propeller
***NOTE: If you would like independent control of your motors you will need another ESC.
SLIP02
$209.95
6 Volt Propulsion Pack Includes:
TWO(2) 2.5:1 Geared Motors
TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP40
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Left Hand Brass Propeller
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Right Hand Brass Propeller
***NOTE: If you would like independent control of your motors you will need another ESC.
SLIP03
$209.95


Yorkshireman Photos: (click to enlarge)
$599.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
SLIP101
This item is currently out of stock!
Al Khubar
Built in 1976 these colorful tugs were in service in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Al Khubar 1 was black, Al Khubar 2 red and Al Khubar 3 blue.

The Model:
The large number of perspective assembly drawings and full-size plan make Al Khubar a fairly simple project for average modelling skills. With twin propellers and Kort nozzles the model is highly maneuverable and ideal for RC steering and tug towing competitions.

Model specifications:
Twin screw
Scale 1:32
Length:785 mm (31")
Beam: 240mm (9.5")
Displacement approx: 22 lbs. (10 kilos)

Kit Contents:
  • A detailed fiberglass hull
  • running gear -propshafts, rudders and Kort Nozzles
  • CNC-milled and printed plastic styrene for decks and superstructure to ensure accurate fit of parts
  • a detailed wheelhouse interior
  • a set of cast alloy fittings
  • soft rubber tires and rubber fendering
  • tube, wire, rod, model names etc
  • Instructions with numerous step-by-step assembly drawings together with a main plan
  • Paints and adhesives are not provided
  • Tools and equipment will be required to complete
  • Kit recommended for model makers with a little experience.


Optional Running Gear Packages
12 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
TWO(2) 6:1 Geared Motors
TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP40
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Left Hand Brass Propeller
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Right Hand Brass Propeller
SLIP02
$209.95
6 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
TWO(2) 2.5:1 Geared Motors
TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP40
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Left Hand Brass Propeller
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Right Hand Brass Propeller
SLIP03
$209.95


Al Khubar Photos: (click to enlarge):
Regular price: $449.00
Sale price: $429.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
SLIP113
Aziz
Built for worldwide operations to service and tow drilling units, and support production platforms Aziz and her sister ship Arif were commissioned in 1983 for Prince Offshore of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The main feature of their deck machinery is a double-drum waterfall type anchor handling/towing winch, 120 t. pull, diesel driven. Two 3.1 ton capacity tugger winches are fitted behind the superstructure one on each side of the cargo deck and a 6 t. electro-hydraulic deck crane is located on the boat deck for cargo handling.

Kit Contents:
  • A high-quality detailed fiberglass hull
  • Running gear including propshafts, rudders, fixed Kort nozzles
  • a bow-thruster tube (working bow-thruster not provided)
  • Accurate CNC-milled and printed plastic styrene for decks, superstructure and wheelhouse; printed wood deck overlay
  • Thermo-formed styrene dinghy, liferaft canisters and stern roller
  • Metal kits for the large waterfall winch, the tugger winches, anchor windlass and deck crane
  • Over 600 cast alloy fittings and etched brass components for the fine detail finish including brass handrail stanchions
  • All necessary rubber tires, fendering, wire, rod, dowel, chain
  • waterslide transfers for the vessel names Aziz and Arif, depth markings, liferaft canisters etc.
  • Three main plans
  • Excellent building instructions with numerous step-by-step assembly drawings of the highest standard
  • Kit recommended for model makers with a little experience. The flag, paints and adhesives are not provided. Tools will be required to complete.
Specifications:
Twin Screw
Length o/a: 1105 mm (43½")
Beam o/a: 248 mm (9¾")
Displacement: approx. 13.5 kg (30lbs)
Scale 1:50

Optional Running Gear Packages
12 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
TWO(2) 6:1 Geared Motors
TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP40
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Left Hand Brass Propeller
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Right Hand Brass Propeller
***NOTE: If you would like independent control of your motors you will need another ESC.
SLIP02
$209.95
6 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
TWO(2) 2.5:1 Geared Motors
TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP40
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Left Hand Brass Propeller
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Right Hand Brass Propeller
***NOTE: If you would like independent control of your motors you will need another ESC.
SLIP03
$209.95


Aziz Photos: (click to enlarge)
$599.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
SLIP121
This item is currently out of stock!
Dutch Courage
The Dutch Courage is a representation of Dutch Pride and Dutch Power, two of a series of tugs built in the Netherlands in 2003/04. Designed to operate in water depths not readily accessible by conventional tugs of deeper draft these vessels are suitable for a variety of applications including towing, pushing, supply and survey work. These tugs are fitted with a hydraulic telescoping deck crane and the rear deck space allows for the transportation of cargo, including containers. A feature of the vessels is the push-bow with heavy duty rubber fender. Crew complement: 6.

Specifications:
Scale 1:32
Length o/a: 870 mm (34¼")
Beam: 285 mm (11½")
Displacement approx. 9 kg (19.8 lbs)
Twin screw (propellers not provided in kit)

With many step-by-step assembly drawings, instructions and main plans the model is recommended for the experienced modeler and tug enthusiast. It is not suitable for the beginner to modeling.

The complete kit contains all the required parts to build the model:
  • A detailed glassfibre hull and lower superstructure
  • The wheelhouse deck, wheelhouse and deflector are molded in styrene as are the life raft canisters and the stern roller
  • Complete underwater gear, i.e. prop shafts, rudders and fixed Kort nozzles
  • A bow thruster tube
  • A set of fittings manufactured from a high grade cast alloy
  • Two frets of etched brass components including window frames, wheelhouse interior details, stanchions, funnel logos, mast ladder/cage etc.
  • Printed parts for the decks, wheelhouse interior and funnels
  • A printed wood deck overlay
  • A kit for the detailed deck crane. An anchor windlass and a tow winch, both in kit form
  • Plastic strips for deck supports, wire for railings, push-bow fender, a set of tyres
  • Self-adhesive vinyl lettering for model names (for 6 tugs of the series)
  • Instructions, isometric drawings and plans.


Optional Running Gear Packages
12 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
TWO(2) 6:1 Geared Motors
TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP40
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Left Hand Brass Propeller
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Right Hand Brass Propeller
SLIP02
$209.95
6 Volt Propulsion Pack
Includes:
TWO(2) 2.5:1 Geared Motors
TWO(2) 6mm X 4mm Couplers
ONE(1) VIP40
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Left Hand Brass Propeller
ONE(1) 50mm, 3 Blade, Right Hand Brass Propeller
SLIP03
$209.95


Dutch Courage Photos: (click to enlarge)
$589.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
SLIP127
Carol Moran, 1:24th Scale
This 50" model features balsa planking over laser cut poplar plywood frames. The cabin and pilot house are constructed from die-cut and laser cut poplar plywood with expanded pvc sheeting. The kit includes all of the detail pieces such as turned brass stanchions, cast metal parts, several large urethane castings, vacuum formed parts, decals and laser cut detail pieces. A 54 page instruction booklet and 108 corresponding figure drawings walks you step-by-step through construction. And as you would expect from a boat this size, it is a fantastic running model. If you have been thinking you might want to try living large, then you have to take a look at the new Carol Moran.

Length: 50"
Beam: 13-1/2"
Scale: 1/24th

***Note: This kit does not come with a propeller or propeller shaft. All R/C equipment is sold separately.

These items will work great with this tug and will provide significantly more power than the Dumas Running Hardware Kit, to be used on 12 volts:
Motor with Motor Mount: MFA800
Propeller Shaft: HAR2004 (3/16" - Standard 14" Length)
Propeller: RIV545-090 (3/16" Shaft, right or left hand will work fine)
Coupler: MFAC (3/16" x 1/4")

$545.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1272
Lord Nelson Victory Tug
Everybody has an opinion as to which boat they like the best. The opinion poll winner is the Victory Tug. There are a number of reasons why this charming little ship has captured the hearts of so many modelers. At 28 inches long, it is perfect for those of us with smaller working areas. The quality materials, such as the bass wood planking, and stainless steel rails lead to an excellent building result. Basically, everybody loves tug boats, and the Victory Tug with all of her natural wood and scruffy good looks is an exceptional find. The Dumas model of the Victory Tug provides all the high quality materials necessary to complete the kit for a static model, but does include the running hardware, ie. shaft, prop, rudder etc. If you do decide to radio control the Victory Tug, all you need are one each of the items found below to get her on the water.

Length: 28"
Beam: 10"
Scale: 1:16
Regular price: $340.00
Sale price: $320.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1225
The Brooklyn
The Brooklyn was built in 1910 and owned by the New York Dock Co. Steam powered all her career she was inauspiciously sold for scrap in 1960. She was one of many railroad tugs, designed to transfer railroad cars from one side of New York to the other on barges known as car floats. Railroad tugs almost always towed barges alongside, with one car floating on each side, hence the heavy guards and the use of single posts instead of H-bitts. Railroad tugs were characterized by long houses because there was no need of towing space aft.

The Dumas kit of the Brooklyn is designed to give you the salty appearance of the original boat. Not just your average tug, the Brooklyn has the characteristics that set the early tugs apart. You get a vacuum formed hull, all the parts to build the conventional die cut superstructure, and enough detail (laser cut parts, lots of castings, brass railings, etc.) to keep you busy through many a long winter night. If you are one of many who admire the pugnacious spirit of tug boats then this one is for you. Another classic model from The Model Boat People.

Length: 39-1/2"
Beam: 9-1/2"
Scale: 1/32
$375.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1238
Jersey City
The Jersey City is the lasest addition to the Dumas tugboat collection. A railroad tug from the 1960s, the Jersey City can still be seen working on the eastern seaboard. She is designed for radio control using a two channel radio, or this detailed workhorse makes a great static model for your den or office.

The kit features a vacuum formed plastic hull, die cut expanded pvc super structure parts, laser cut wood detail parts, and all the fittings necessary to outfit her for a hard days work.

Dumas running hardware 2367 is the single screw driveline required to run the Jersey City. Use Dumas motor 2004 for 6v or 2005 for 12v electric power.

Length: 36"
Beam: 9"
Scale: 1/32
$339.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1248
Carol Moran, 1:72nd Scale
There is something about a relatively small boat pushing or a towing a comparative behemoth. And at Dumas we are known for our tugs. Whether it be the Shelley Foss, Mister Darby, Brooklyn, or Jersey City, we cover over a century of tugs. With the introduction of the Carol Moran, we have broken into the area of small highly detailed scale rc tugs. Our model of the Carol Moran features a two piece vacuum formed hull. The superstructure is constructed of highly conformable diecut expanded PVC. There are detail parts galore including everything laser cut and cast parts to decals and flag. Just because she is small does not mean you have to give up realism. Best of all, the Carol Moran is a full functioning rc model. All the running hardware is included, and we show you how to power her using a servo from your two channel radio. So try your hand at the Carol Moran. An exceptional tug at an exceptional value.

Length: 17-3/4"
Beam: 5"
Scale: 1/72
$94.95
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1250
U.S. Army 74' St Tug
During WWII, the US Army operated a large fleet of ships. The primary task was to support the fighting man on the ground. Small harbor tugs, designed as ST, were used in large number by the Army to move ships in port and haul fuel and supply barges.

Kit features:
*2-piece vaccuum-form plastic hull
*Die-cut PVC structure
*Laser-cut details
*Full-color decals

Length: 18"
Beam: 4-/34"
Scale: 1/48

U.S. Army 74' St Tug Photos (click to enlarge):
$129.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1256
The George W Washburn
The George W. Washburn was launched by the Cornell Steamboat Company to move barges and cargo like stones, sand, and bricks up and down the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. She was, during her early years, considered the fastest tug on the Hudson. Since she took on paying passengers, her appearance was kept up. It was said that a Cornell Steamboat could be notices from great distances by the yellow and black color of the smoke stacks. Sad to say, however, that the George W Washburn and Cornell Steamboat Company are no longer around today. This kit features laser-cut plank-on-frame construction.

Length: 30"
Beam: 5-1/2"
$175.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DUM1260
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.

View and Print Instructions

Click here to order paints
$449.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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

Click Here to Download Instruction Manual

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.
Click Here to purchase the necessary paints.
$439.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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

View and Print Instructions
$259.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
BL516
HMS Resolve
This kit brings marine model kits into the 21st century. With seven sheets of CNC cut ply including paneling for the various cabins and screen printed overlays where necessary. Over 300 brass etched fittings and over 750 white metal fittings (forward anchor windlass has over 40 parts alone) make this the most detailed Caldercraft kit to-date. Funnels and hull are molded in GRP with plating detail. All wood, dowel, rod, rigging cord and ships boats to complete the kit are provided.

Due to the depletion of the naval tug fleet during the 1914 - 1918 war, the Royal Navy decided to replace the older tugs with several classes of purpose built naval tugs. Largest and most powerful of these were the 'Resolve' class. Six were built in this class between 1917 and 1919. Resolve was fitted with a quick firing 12pdr. gun for defense when on convoy duty or coastal tows during war time (the Resolve can also be painted with a war time color scheme). Resolve remained in the Royal Navy until 1950 when she was sold to messers James Scott and Co. Ltd. for breaking up.

Scale: 1:48
Length: 45-7/8" (1165mm)
Beam: 9-1/16" (230mm)
$915.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7024
Imara Harbor Tug - Twin Screw
Although impossible to describe in detail the features of a model with over 1,400 parts the the following are the most outstanding. Hull, main and rear deck house and funnel are molded 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 molded in styrene with separate interior moldings and all furniture included.

Typical of many of the period 'Imara' was a twin screw harbor tug, built to a Crown Colonies contract for delivery to Dares-Salaam. Thereafter she had a colorful history, ultimately entering Royal Naval service where she was renamed 'Perseverance'.

A comprehensive instruction book including a detailed history of the full sized vessel and two highly detailed construction drawings. Single and twin screw versions of the hull are available. The twin twin screw version is true to scale, and the single screw version allows for easy installation of a steam plant, both versions look superb on the water.

Scale: 1:32
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)

Imara Twin Screw Photos: (click to enlarge)
Model by Robert Brown
$839.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7012T
Imara - Single Screw
Although impossible to describe in detail the features of a model with over 1,400 parts the the following are the most outstanding. Hull, main and rear deck-house and funnel are molded 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 moldings and all furniture included.

Typical of many of the period 'Imara' was a twin screw harbour tug, built to a Crown Colonies contract for delivery to Dares-Salaam. Thereafter she had a colorful history, ultimately entering Royal Naval service where she was renamed 'Perseverance'.

A comprehensive instruction book including a detailed history of the full sized vessel and two highly detailed construction drawings. Single and twin screw versions of the hull are available. The twin twin screw version is true to scale, and the single screw version allows for easy installation of a steam plant, both versions look superb on the water.

Scale: 1:32
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)
$839.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7012
Marie Felling (Twin Screw)
The Marie Felling was built by Earls of Hall and launched in 1928. Designed by the same team as the Imara, she was a Crown Colony Contracts vessel and judging by the margin notes of the contract, gave rise to the many improvements incorporated in the later Imara, especially with regard to accommodation. Both were designed for the same type of harbor work. From the deck layout up, the Marie Felling is an unusual and appealing vessel. From the single lifeboat carried cross ship on the sub deck atop the forward saloon and the raised bridge on stilts, not to mention the cross passage through the single superstructure, the massive plain funnel and open funnel deck all combine to give this vessel a unique charm.

Model hull is fully detailed, as is the two part superstructure and funnel. All these parts are molded in GRP. Deck and bridge are ply, with a printed ply overlay. Fittings are cast white metal. The superstructure is easily removable to allow easy access to the hull making this model ideal for steam propulsion. The kit is available in either single or twin screw versions.

Scale: 1:32
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)
$695.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7003T
Marie Felling (Single Screw)
The Marie Felling was built by Earls of Hall and launched in 1928. Designed by the same team as the Imara, she was a Crown Colony Contracts vessel and judging by the margin notes of the contract, gave rise to the many improvements incorporated in the later Imara, especially with regard to accommodation. Both were designed for the same type of harbor work. From the deck layout up, the Marie Felling is an unusual and appealing vessel. From the single lifeboat carried cross ship on the sub deck atop the forward saloon and the raised bridge on stilts, not to mention the cross passage through the single superstructure, the massive plain funnel and open funnel deck all combine to give this vessel a unique charm.

Model hull is fully detailed, as is the two part superstructure and funnel. All these parts are molded in GRP. Deck and bridge are ply, with a printed ply overlay. Fittings are cast white metal. The superstructure is easily removable to allow easy access to the hull making this model ideal for steam propulsion. The kit is available in either single or twin screw versions.

Scale: 1:32
Length: 43-1/2" (1105mm)
Beam: 11-1/2" (292mm)
$685.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7003
Joffre
Joffre was built in 1916 by the Androssan Dry Dock & Shipping Co. She was owned throughout her career by Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd. of Newcastle on Tyne. Specifically built for the coastal towing business her gross tonnage was 260, with an engine power of 1,140 i.h.p. this was quite a high power for ships of her day. Fitted with two sets of towing hooks, an unusual feature for tugs of her size, the after one was used for towing lighters on the river Tyne.

Model has a plain GRP hull with CNC cut superstructure and deck, screen printed overlays and over 300 cast white metal fittings, including the ships crew and the ships dog.To complete the kit, all the necessary timber, cordage and vacuum formed lifeboats are supplied. As the Joffre saw service through two world wars it gives scope for additional detailing and a wartime paint scheme.

Scale: 1:48
Length: 30-1/2" (775mm)
Beam: 7-1/2" (190mm)
$489.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7000
Alte Liebe
A fully molded GRP hull with plating and rubbing strake detail is complemented with CNC cut ply deck and superstructure. Printed ply overlays are provided along with a comprehensive fittings kit to complete the model. The fully removable superstructure makes this model ideal for steam plant installation.

Almost every day for nearly thirty years the tug boat 'Alte Liebe' could be seen in Cuxhaven Harbour under full steam. She was used as a Pilot, Fireboat and Salvage tug. Built in 1931 by the Nobiskrug Gmbh shipyard at Rendsburg on an order from Wasserstrabbendirektion Hamburg, she was launched on 2nd September 1931 and after further test launches on 12th and 14th November went into service at Cuxhaven on December 6th 1931. The building price was 198,100 Reichsmark. Powered by a triple expansion steam engine built by Christiansen & Myer. The boiler was a single cylinder tube boiler with return flue. Maximum pressure of 14 bar, power output of the engine was 300hp at 210rpm. Alte Liebe is now at Hamburg renamed Kirstin, with a complete superstructure change and a diesel engine.

Scale: 1:25
Length: 38-3/4" (984mm)
Beam: 10-5/16" (262mm)
$509.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
CAL7020
Wacht Am Rein
In 1848 around 25 tugs were operational on the river Rhein. These were all side wheelers with a draught of around two meters. Because of the shallows in the middle Rhein it was impossible to use ships of a deeper draught. Rhein tugs were therefore lengthened to create more space for longer steam boilers, bigger engines, bunker and crew accommodation.
About 1880 the first propeller driven tugs appeared on the Rhein which developed more speed and needed less crew.
The "Wacht am Rhein VIII" was built in 1893 as a Rhein tug by the P. Boele Shipyard at Slikkerveer in Holland. She was a tug powered by a coal fired boiler,a compound engine developing 300 IHP and was designed specially for the middle part of the river Rhein which has lots of bends and very strong currents. Her hull design is long and narrow to suit these conditions.
The steering and control gear is behind the funnel giving very little view forward but with a much better view of the ships which she tows. In 1894 the ship was taken into service under the name "Wacht am Rhein VIII" by J Huttner in Wesel-Buderich. This company was established at an outstanding location on a bend of the Rhein where in addition to towage they ran a hotel-restuarant. To date (1993) this hotel-restaurant was still managed by the Huttner family although the shipping operation was sold off many years ago.
Around the turn of the century the ship came under the control of the Johann Knipscheer Shipping Company who were the first firm who dared to attempt to tow a ship upstream to Basel on the Swiss border. The ship was renamed Direktor Johann Knipscheer. In 1919 she was renamed "Speculant". Between 1924 and 1957 a number of major alterations were made to her power plant and superstructure.
Today: In 1972 she was renamed Pieter Boele, after her original builder and in 1987 handed over to the Prins Hendrik Maritime Museum in Dordrecht where she has been kept in service by volunteer enthusiasts.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/35
Length: 965mm (38")
Beam: 180mm ( 7.1")

The model is based on a fiberglass hull with full plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail molded into the hull. Computer generated plastic printed in 6 colors is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
Vacuum formed plastic moldings supply the ships boat hull, engine casings, skylight
A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and plastic give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of the "TUG" appeal. As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the prop shaft, tiller and full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE plan to assist in the construction of the model.
Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using the latest car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.
$515.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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Pieter Bole
In 1848 around 25 tugs were operational on the river Rhein. These were all side wheelers with a draught of around two meters. Because of the shallows in the middle Rhein it was impossible to use ships of a deeper draught. Rhein tugs were therefore lengthened to create more space for longer steam boilers, bigger engines, bunker and crew accommodation.
About 1880 the first propeller driven tugs appeared on the Rhein which developed more speed and needed less crew.
The "Wacht am Rhein VII" was built in 1893 as a Rhein tug by the P. Boele Shipyard at Slikkerveer in Holland. She was a tug powered by a coal fired boiler, a compound engine developing 300 IHP and was designed specially for the middle part of the river Rhein which has lots of bends and very strong currents. Her hull design is long and narrow to suit these conditions.
The steering and control gear is behind the funnel giving very little view forward but with a much better view of the ships which she tows. In 1894 the ship was taken into service under the name "Wacht am Rhein VIII" by J Huttner in Wesel-Buderich. This company was established at an outstanding location on a bend of the Rhein where in addition to towage they ran a hotel-restuarant. To date (1993) this hotel-restaurant was still managed by the Huttner family although the shipping operation was sold off many years ago.
Around the turn of the century the ship came under the control of the Johann Knipscheer Shipping Company who were the first firm who dared to attempt to tow a ship upstream to Basel on the Swiss border. The ship was renamed Direktor Johann Knipscheer. In 1919 she was renamed "Speculant". Between 1924 and 1957 a number of major alterations were made to her power plant and superstructure.
Today: In 1972 she was renamed Pieter Boele, after her original builder and in 1987 handed over to the Prins Hendrik Maritime Museum in Dordrecht where she has been kept in service by volunteer enthusiasts.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/35
Length: 965mm (38")
Beam: 180mm (7.1")

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$525.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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Furie Kit
The last sea going steam tug of the Netherlands.
The FURIE was built in 1916 by G.H.Bodewen at Martenshoek as the "Bodewes 6" and sold to Holmen Bruke in Norrkoping Sweden when she was renamed "Holmen 3"
The ship changed hands again in 1969 to A Akerlund in Stockholm and was named "Holvick", she was used to tow timber rafts to the sawmills.
In 1976 she was purchased by AVRO television to play the leading part in the T.V. series "Hollands Glorie" after the book of the same name.
She changed hands again in 1977 to Handels Mij.
In 1978 she was purchased by the Foundation Hollands Glorie in Maassluis whose aim is to preserve the ship in her original condition. The ship is now in Maasluis and open to the public where she gives frequent trips on the river and is part of the Tug Museum in Maasluis.
Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/48 
Length: 698mm (27.5") 
Beam: 140mm (5.5")
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with full plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail moulded into the hull. Computer generated plastic printed in 6 colours is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly. 
Vacformed plastic mouldings supply the ships boat hulls, engine casings, skylights, motor mount and trays for the nicad batteries. A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and plastic give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of the "TUG" appeal. As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the propshaft, tiller and full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE plan to assist in the construction of the model.
The sailing qualities of the Furie are excellent, as is the standard for all the kits in the range.
Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using the latest car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.
$530.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
DEAN159
Mastif
This new addition to the Compact kit range is to the slightly larger scale of 1/72 to give more working room in the model and to make the kits more suitable for the railway modeler.
The details and construction methods used in the craft are the same as in all the kits in the Compact Kit range.
The craft is based on one of the tugs used by the Dutch navy in Den Helder dockyard, The tugs are constructed by the DELTA shipyard for the Navy.
The ships are called the “Linge” Regge Hunze Rotbe and the Gowe.
The one this model is based on a craft called the “GOWE”
The ship has two powerful diesel engines driving twin screws and are capable of handling the largets of ships in confined waters
She is based on a standard private design and many have been constructed and sold for private service.
The color scheme shown on this model is fictional as the variations and colors used in the full size craft are to numerous to mention.

Details of the kit:
Scale: 1/72
Length: 320mm (12.6")
Beam: 115mm (4.5)

Includes:
-One piece detailed fiber glass hull
-Printed or laser plastic for decks and superstructure -Metal and resin fittings
-Prop shafts, prop tubes, motor mounts, rudders
-Full size plans
-Decals as required
$235.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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Yarra Harbor Tug
Yarra is a standard 90ft twin screw berthing tug. She was built by Carrington slipways ltd Tomago N.S.W, Australia. She was designed by Barnes & Fleck Pty Ltd Naval architects. Between 1972 & 1980 14 of these small powerful berthing tugs were constructed for service on the Australian coast. They specialize in assisting berthing operations of large bulk carriers, hence they are claimed to be the two most powerful engines in the smallest hull. There are many variations in the basic design, some with no drop in the bulwarks, different superstructure etc as they are modified at the design stage to fit various purposes.



The Model
The model is based on a fiberglass hull with fender strips, freeing ports, and port detail molded into the hull. The main superstructure is also a detailed fiberglass molding with ladder recesses part of the molding.
Computer generated plastic for the main deck and superstructure is LASER CUT from 1.5mm HIPs plastic sheet for fast assembly, also included is plastic printed in 6 colors and is used for fine detail and finishing on the superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly.
A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and resin give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of this attractive and powerful tug with so much appeal.
A full set of water slide decals for the color full markings and computer cut cast vinyl name decals.
As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the props hafts, cast metal props and Shrouded propeller ducts and tiller arms.
A full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE plan with embedded color pictures to assist in the construction of the model, plus a c/d of approx 200 pictures of the build of the first kit. Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.

Scale: 1/48
Length: 22-3/4" (580mm)
Beam: 7-1/4" (185mm)
$445.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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