We deliver our models in specially designed wooden crates. We have been delivering models in these for many years with great success.
All our models in transit are fully insured. In the unlikely event that the model is damaged in transit, The Model Shipyard must be notified immediately. Arrangements will then be made for the model to be returned to the studio in South Africa where it will be inspected and repaired. If the model cannot be repaired to its original splendour a replacement model will be built and sent to you.
We deliver DAP (Delivered At Place duties unpaid). This means that we deliver door-to-door. We pay for the air freight, insurance, customs clearance and final delivery to your door.
Import Duties and Taxes
We export our models under a tariff heading that is usually duty free. However this is not a guarantee because it can vary from region to region. You might have to pay VAT (Value Added Tax) or GST(General Sales Tax) depending on which tax regime prevails in your region.
De Zeven Provinciën Model Ship
The De Zeven Provinciën was a 86-gun Dutch Flagship built in 1665.
About the De Zeven Provincien wooden scale Model Ship
This model ship of the De Zeven Provincien was custom built from the following information:
The plans and book “De Zeven Provinciën” by G.C. Dik
Een poging tot reconstructie, mede aan de hand van nog bestaande Van De Velde tekeningen, van lands schip De Zeven Provinciën van 80-86 stukken, gebouwd voor Admiraliteit van de Mase in 1665.
About the construction of the De Zeven Provinciën wooden scale Model Ship
The hull is built using the Double Plank-on-Bulkhead construction method
The bulkheads and keel are cut from marine grade pine plywood
The first layer of planking is done plank by plank using Mahogany
The second layer of planking is done using Mahogany Veneer strips
The deck is made of Anagre, a light brown timber from the Amazon
The gunwale and stringers are made of American Walnut
The fife rails and pin racks are made of American Walnut
De Zeven Provinciën was a three-masted Dutch ship of the line with an armament of 80 guns. She was built for The Admariliteit van de Maze, Delftshaven in the Netherland by Salomon Jansz van den Tempel and launched in 1664 with a complement of 450.
There was a commercial rivalry between English and Dutch merchants, which led to the Anglo-Dutch war of 1652-54. As a result, the Dutch undertook to build one of the largest vessels, the De Zeven Provinciën. In 1665, Admiral Michiel Adrienszoon de Ruyter was appointed a commander in chief of the De Zeven Provinciën. He led the Dutch fleet for the first time in what became known as” the Four Days Battle.”
In the morning of June 1665, the Dutch arrived off the Downs with about eighty-five ships and were met by an English force of about fifty-six ships under George Monck, Duke of Albemarle. The De Zeven Provinciën’s rigging was shot up and de Ruyter was unable to pursue. The Dutch failure to achieve a victory over the English also prevented them from landing on the English coast. During this Battle, the De Zeven Provinciën was completely dismasted. The Dutch lost twenty ships, 4 000 dead and 3 000 prisoners.
De Zeven Provinciën served in four major battles: The Battle of Solebay, the first and second Battle of Schooneveld and the battle of The Texel.
De Zeven Provinciën’s final naval action came during the War of the League of Augsburg. In 1692, at the battle of La Hogue, De Zeven Provinciën was heavily damaged and returned to Rotterdam. Two years later she was broken up.
As of 2008 a replica of the De Zeven Provinciën is under construction at Lelystad, Netherlands.