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Albatros Ship Model (1899)

Albatros Ship Model (1899)

Albatros (1899)

La Flotte Ltée - Bobato

Handcraft Factory & Wholesaler in Mauritius

Since 1990



Albatros Ship Model - For sale in Mauritius BOBATO SHIP MODELS - LA FRLOTTE LTEE - MAQUETTE DE BATEAU

Albatros is a sailing ketch built in the Netherlands in 1899. Trading as a cargo sailing ship until 1996, she is now used as a training vessel.


Albatros was built at Capelle aan den IJssel in the Netherlands in 1899 as a Noordzee Klipper (North Sea cutter) or Galliot. Her first captain was Johannes Muller of MiddelharnisSouth Holland, who used her to transport cargo between the Netherlands and the Baltic states.


In 1920, Albatros was sold to Captain Lolk from SvendborgDenmark, who installed an 80 hp engine in 1933. In 1941, Lolk sold her to Captain Rasmussen from Hobro. During the Second World WarAlbatros was used to smuggle Jews and political dissidents from Nazi-occupied Denmark to neutral Sweden.


Weapons for the Danish resistance were also smuggled back into Denmark on the return journey.


Albatros Ship Model CONSTRUCTION: 

Dimensions: Length 74 x Width 22 x Height 57cm.

Superior Quality Albatros ship model Handcraft by Bobatoshipmodels

Construction details:

Place a layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood for the model Varnished.

Decks made with small planks of Oak wood.

Masts and all the pieces on the deck are made Teak, Acajou and Beech wood.

Anchors, and canons are molded in Zinc metal and painted by Bobato Ship Models

Cotton sails are tinted in the tea by Bobatoshipmodels.

Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging by bobatoshipmodels team.

Source and Owner :

La Flotte Ltée - Bobatoshipmodels.

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La Flotte Ltée -Bobato Since 1992

Bobato has been a prominent presence since 1992, when Mr. Kadress Soobaroyen embarked on crafting ship models in a modest Vacoas workshop.


With remarkable growth, he established his own company, La Flotte Ltd. in 1992, later relocating to 53A, Sir John Pope Henessy Street, Curepipe, Mauritius Island.


Over the years, Bobato has excelled in creating custom and historical model boats, catering to diverse customer needs. Our extensive range of model boats and marine gifts awaits your exploration, backed by over two decades of experience.


Our dedicated team of 12 craftsmen specializes in the meticulous construction of wooden model boats, including intricate components like cannons, winches, deadeyes, anchors, and figureheads, ensuring a highly tailored and exceptional service for our valued customers.