Marseille Goelette


Dimension: Length 80 x Width 13 x Height 58 cm

 Grade A / Quality Museum

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a double layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood.
  • Decks made with small planks of Beech wood.
  • Masts and other pieces on the deck are made Teak, Beech and Rosewood.
  • Sculptures are made teak wood.
  • Anchors and canons are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • The Cotton sails tinted in tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.



Marseille Goelette -Ship Model | “Maquette de Bateau

Origin: France

Year: 1788

This ship was a 120-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of the Ocean class. Commerce de Marseille was offered to the King by the Commerce Chamber of Marseille.

Built on state-of-the-art plans by Sané, she was dubbed the “finest ship of the century”. Goelette Marseille construction was difficult because of a lack of wood, and soon after her completion, she was disarmed, in March 1791.

Therefore, Goelette Marseille ship model, a sailboat former tuna boat dating from 1949. Goelette Marseille ship model has been entirely restored by its owner captain Jacques Vidil. That is to be say, after ten years in merchant navy and motivated by hos love of old rigs.

Nevertheless, the Commerce de Marseille came under British control during the Siege of Toulon. After that, when the city fell to the French, she evacuated the harbour for Portsmouth. Goelette Marseille ship model was briefly used as a stores ship, but on a journey to the Caribbean Sea, in 1795. Goelette Marseille was badly damaged in a storm and had to limp back to Portsmouth. In addition, Commerce de Marseille was ordered after États de Bourgogne (which was later renamed Océan).

Additional information

Weight 6 kg
Dimensions 90 × 23 × 68 cm