Speel-Jaght Dutch Pleasure Boat – Kolderstock Wooden Ship Kit
About the Speel-Jaght: At the end of 1622, the first marina was opened in Amsterdam, so the owners of pleasure yachts ‘would have a secure place to lay their yachts in an adequate way’. By now, the prosperity of the low countries had grown to such an extent that the richer class could afford yachts just for the pleasure of sailing.
Kolderstok’s Speel-Jaght model is in scale 1:50 and consists of laser-cut frames, walnut planks and various other laser-cut parts. The building instructions in Dutch, English and German, are based on photos. The model includes a sail kit (cutting and stitching required) and a stand.
Difficulty is 1 on a scale of 4.
Dimensions of Boat Model
Length: 11″ (280mm)
Width: 2.75″ (70mm)
Height: 12.2″ (310mm)
The aim of Kolderstok is to offer a high quality range of wooden model boat kits for ships not available elsewhere. Models of famous ships of the Dutch Golden Age, such as those belonging to the VOC (Dutch East India Company), as well as ships famous for the great battles in which they served. Ships under the command of well-known names: Michiel de Ruyter, Marten Harpenszoon Tromp, Jan and Cornelis Evertsen and Adriaen Banckert. Kolderstok models are created using old images and existing models as guidelines, thus ensuring the best possible accuracy.
Kolderstok kits consist of laser-cut keel, frames and decks, planking for the hull and decks, masts, yards, rigging and a full set of hand-cast resin ornaments. The ornaments will need a finishing touch. Sails are available as a separate kit. All Kolderstok kits feature pictorial-style instructions with text descriptions given in both Dutch and English.