Occre Calella Bot de Llum Light Boat 1:15 Scale Detailed Model Boat Kit (52002)
Planking Tool Kit (PTK)
Paint pack for Occre Calella (5 x 14ml tins) (PP52002)
The Occre Calella Light Boat is a wonderful model to introduce yourself to the amazing world of ship modelling.
Length: 390 mm
Height: 200 mm
Width: 155 mm
PLEASE NOTE: baseboard not included
This model of the Calella Light Boat is faithful to the original boat. Not only is it great fun to make, it creates a superb model and an amazing conversation piece displayed in your home or business.
The Calella Light Boat is a type of fishing boat with a firmly routed tradition throughout the Mediterranean, although particularly numerous off the coast of Catalonia, at night and using its lights, from whence the name "bots de llum" (light boats) comes from.
These boats, around 16 feet in length are usually manned by two crewmen and are mainly used for fishing mackerel and sardine, although they can be used for any other fish or crustaceans that might be attracted by the light shining down from the large gas-lit lanterns. One of their particular characteristics are the two large stabilizers "escuas" to limit the rocking of the wave swell, and the replacement of the helm with two ropes that operate the rudder through the lantern support.
We hope that you will enjoy your love of ship modelling with the Calella Light Boat, a splendid model that will provide you with lengthy periods of creative leisure.