Vliestroom and her sister ships MV Nieuwe Diep and Schuitengat were built by Damen Shipyards in 1987-90 for the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Waterways. Powered by 2x Deutz diesel engines, the vessels feature twin Kort nozzles, four-blade propellers, a 90 kW bow thruster and a 7.5 ton buoy-handling crane.
The folding main mast and cantilevering radar masts together with the low draught flat-bottomed hull allow for a very versatile craft, which can encounter low bridges and shallow waters in and around Holland.
This unusual and distinctive model is based on the full-sized Vliestroom, built in 1987, operating out of Hellevoetsluis near Rotterdam. Link to The Hague MBC shows photos and information on original ships including Vliestroom.
Twin Screw Scale 1:40 Length: 960 mm (37¾") Beam: 220 mm (8.5") Displ. approx. 10 kg
Price:£261.47 (Including VAT at 20%)