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FA. Bart Historic Ship Models


Unique ship model of the
pilotvessel "ANTARES"

Dimensions: 145 x 26 x 74 cm.
Scale: 1:33
Price: EURO.3800,00
Incl. 19% VAT.
Excl. display case
EXW Papendrecht.
Hire or hire-purchase EURO.50,00 per month, on yearbasis exl VAT
Not an antique

Adventure ships.

Around the year 1950 seven identical new vessels were built for the Dutch pilotage. It was during the climax of the Cold War and in those days fully manned ships were kept ready to evacuate eventually the Dutch government and the management of important companies.
Therefore these pilot vessels were equipped with a large bunker capacity. A 7,6 cm. gun was placed on the foredeck and two air-machineguns on the after-deck. So the vessel could also be used as a coastguard vessel.
As around 1980 these vessels were out of service, several of them took on an adventurous life   such as making trips to the polar areas for well paying passengers. The most famous of them was the action ship “SIRIUS” from Greenpeace.
The “ANTARES” became a standby vessel in the offshore business. Later this ship was purchased by a company for sport diving on New Guinea/Indonesia. So she was to be radically transformed. However, due to the financial crisis those plans could not proceed.
According to the latest information, she is now lying for sale in the port of Den Oever, waiting for new adventures.


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