ANNA-MARIE This model of the Anna-Marie is based on the Type 132 Class of Heavy Lift ships. She was built and launched in Hamburg on 1-3-1997 as the Torm Cote D Ivoire as a dry cargo ship. The class type is L+100 A% G Solas 11020Reg-19 General cargo ship Strengthened for Heavy Cargo. She has been re-named a number of times and has had alterations to he bridge and the heavy cranes fitted to her, Past names have been Maersk Cartengena, Jummentor, Delmas Manoka & the Torm Cote d Ivoire.
She is a multi purpose ship that can carry long and heavy loads on her strengthened main deck, from extra long oil pipes to bulk timber cargo. Her main engine type is the MAK 8M 453 with an output of 2650Kw and a top speed of 13 knots. She is a multi-purpose vessel designed to suit the carriage of containers and project or bulk cargoes. She is equipped with both bow and stern thrusters of 500kW avoiding the use of tugs and her length and draft permit entry into a number of the smaller ports and berths. The ship is fitted with ballast compensation tanks to allow for offset cargo loads and to assist in stability when unloading.
She is at times taken on charter for delivering luxury yachts to various ports world wide as the cruising seasons change though the year and this is how we have modelled her to add interest to her cargo load, The deck cargo of models is NOT included in the kit but is available from the collectable models wagons range as cargo loads and some assembly plastic kits as per the new Sunseelker Predator from Revell, also from the range of ready to run radio controlled boats from such firms as Kyosho.
Details of the Kit
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail moulded into the hull. Computer generated plastic, printed in 6 colours is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly. A full set of fittings in cast light alloy and plastic give the finishing touch to the model adding the vital clutter that is so much part of this attractive little merchant ships appeal.
To add the final finishing touch a sheet of brass etchings supplying such details as Stanchions, 2 types, ladders and stairways, intake grills and platforms to add that museum quality finish. The two heavy lift cranes are separate little kits within the main kit and can be position as required on the model.
As in all of the Deans kits a set of running gear is included, consisting of the propshaft, tiller and full instructions keyed to a FULL SIZE FULL COLOUR plan with embedded detail pictures to assist in the construction of the model. Painting instructions are part of the construction notes with tips for using the latest car spray ACRYLIC paint which gives a fast and hard wearing finish.