10 – Hatch COASTER

About the model

A model which depicts a typical coaster of the era.

10 hatch version – The hatch is made up of ten identical sections which slide along the top of the coaming sides.  On teh real vessel they are driven by electric motors and they stack up against each other along the ramps at each end of the coaming.


Prototype history (click)

Built in 1968-1973 in the German Democratic Republic for service in the North Sea and Baltic seaports.

A feature of the prototypes is teh bulbous bow which reduces hydrodynamic drag resulting in considerable fuel savings.

Over 30 vessels were originally built for Lars Rej Johansen of Oslo.

Model specifications (click)

Scale: 1:50
Length: 1005 mm
Beam:  204 mm
Displacement: approx 10 kg

Single screw suitable for electric propulsion

What's in the kit (click)

Kit contains:

  • GRP hull
  • Printed plastic parts
  • Etched brass and metal fittings, winches, prop and shaft
  • General arrangement drawings and instructions
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