Banckert Tugboats

The powerful 1800 horsepower engine in the Banckert tugboat made her a great asset to Holland. She was built in 1965 at the N.V. Scheepswerven in Millingen, Holland.

Originally she was called Maasbank and was renamed in September 1977 after serving for 12 years in the western part of Holland.

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These stunning 1/50th scale tugboat models are created by Master Builders in the United States.

We pay precise attention to detail and quality of workmanship. The brass elements on this model create an outstanding display.

Her plank on frame wooden hull has been filled and sanded numerous times to achieve a slick even surface for painting. She is now available as a solid hull though models shown here are plank on frame.

Numerous coats of fine quality paints have been applied resulting in this stunning high shine finish.

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 Note how clean the lines are between the various colors of paint. It takes a true master to achieve results of this caliber.

Details make all the difference in creating a realistic model.

Extensive brass work is shown in the railings, hardware, ship's wheel, horns, chains, navigational lighting and much more.

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The details extend to the rigging, life rings, ropes and more scattered throughout the model.

All the brass railings and hose work really make her shine.

The beautiful deck work is all hand planked with individual strips of natural wood.

Shown here with a full Red Oak case finished in fine natural oils. The protective clear acrylic has flame polished edges and will help ensure her protected long lasting beauty. A wood mounted brass engraved nameplate completes the professional display.

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You may also add a wooden top with lighting to create an even more spectacular presentation. See our Custom Cases page for more details.

Another option is custom interior and navigational lighting. Easily turned on and off from a small switch mounted in the base or on a cord.

Lots more details can then be added to the interior of the model to show off in the light.

Lighted Tugboat Model

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Brass propeller and model stand offs are included. Rudders are set as though in motion for a more realistically interesting display.

Approximate encased size

31" long x 12" deep x 20" tall

An elegant display.

Banckert is an investment museum quality fine art model certain to endure the test of time. An excellent addition to any nautical collection.

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Where museum quality is NOT just a slogan.

Internationally recognized, award winning, professionally certified Master Model Builders offering one-of-a-kind custom built models from kit embellished to full scratch builds. More than 40 years individual experience using only professional grade materials. Raven Arts - the proof is in the pictures.

Model building is taken to an unparalleled fine art form.

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