Belem Varnished Version Size 1


Dimension: Length 80 x width 27 x Height 55 cm

Grade B / Quality superior 

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a double layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood for the model Varnished.
  • Deck made with small planks of Beech wood.
  • Masts, lifeboats and other pieces on the deck are made with Acajou, Beech and Teak wood.
  • Sails made with Cottons.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.


Belem Ship Model

Origin: France

Year: 1896

Belem started out as a cargo ship transporting sugar from the West Indies. She also carried some cocoa and coffee from Brazil and Guyana, which were delivered to Nantes, France.

However, she was purchased in 1951 by the Venetian count Vittorio Cini. In addition, they named her the Giorgio Cini after his son.

On August 31, 1949, he died in a plane crash near Cannes. Until 1965, the Belem was rigged to a barkentine. Most importantly, used as a sail training ship.

She was also considered too old at times. Therefore , moored at Venice’s San Giorgio Maggiore Island.

Nonetheless, Belem narrowly avoided the Mount Pelée eruption in Saint-Pierre.  Martinique, on May 8, 1902.

Additional information

Weight 11 kg
Dimensions 90 × 37 × 65 cm