Mercator Size 1


Dimension: Length 95 x Width 28 x Height 65 cm.

Grade A / Museum Quality

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a layer of fiberglass on the hull’s planks and painted with acrylic paint.
  • Decks made with small planks of Beech wood.
  • Masts and other pieces on the deck are made Teak and Acajou wood.
  • Anchors are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • Ornaments turned into Solid Brass.
  • The Cotton sails are tinted in the tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.


Mercator Ship Model

Origin: Belgium

Year: 1960

Belgium school ship sailed until 1960

Status : Museum ship

Shipyards : Ramage and Ferguson Ltd, Leith, Scotland

In fact when one said Ostende he means Mercator Model Ship . This Belgium school ship sailed until 1960. It was on board of this ship that the dead body of father Damien was sent home. This three masts ship has its interior preserved as in its original design.

Nowadays the Mercator Model Ship is like a museum where are exhibited maritime objects collected when the ship was sailing in different seas. While visiting the ship, someone may enlarge his knowledge about school ship.

However, Mercator Model Ship made her seventh cruise in 1934, sailing from Pitcairn Island. Most importantly, Mercator proved to be a fairly remarkable one to those preceding World War Two. That is to say, at the end of this expedition, two of the famous Easter Island statues, that had transported back to Europe on board the Mercator.

Nevertheless, In 1936 Mercator had the honor of bringing home the remains of the Flemish missionary and apostle of the lepers. Therefore, On February 21, 1940, Mercator set out for her last cruise before World War 2. Mercator, sailed to Rio de Janeiro and afterward arrived in Boma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Additional information

Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 105 × 38 × 75 cm