My fourth model of an Anchor Handler is UT 740 Normand Neptun. Only two ships of this type were build by Ulstein Verft in Norway. The mighty winch produces a pull of 500 tonnes on the first layer. Due to fantastic hull lines the max. speed is 17.3 knts.The bollard pull of 222 tonnes was the world record at the time of building.
My model in scale 1:75 has a vacuum formed hull from Polystyrene based on a core that I made from Obechi wood. Polystyrene is also used for the superstructure. Equipment is made from brass and acrylic glass mainly. Building the model was time consuming: some 6.000 hours in seven years and three months.
The model was presented to the yard and the ship owner as well as on board. It has been sailed in Germany, Denmark, Norway and The Netherlands.
A report on the model was published in the German magazine Schiffsmodell September - Novenber 2016.