VOC 'return ship' Batavia


Ships in approx 10 - 12 working days

Special offer: during the month of April you can buy the package in oak for the price of walnut.

The Batavia is a so-called ‘return ship’, better known as ‘East Indiaman’ in English. These ships were used by the Dutch East India Company for return journeys between the Netherlands and the Dutch colonies. She is famous for being shipwrecked on her maiden voyage in 1628/29 and the report written by captain Francisco Pelsaert: ‘Unfortunate Voyage of the ship Batavia’

Our model is built to a scale of 1:72 using the Lelystad replica as an example. Hull, rigging, decks, ornaments etc. are all based on the original at the Batavia wharf. The kit contains laser-cut keel and frames, full (single) walnut planking, decks, masts and hand-cast ornaments. Sails are available as a separate kit, containing fabric, plans, instructions, extra thread, blocks and belaying pins. 

The model comes standard with basic wooden blocks for the rigging, but can be extended with luxurious, authentic blocks for a historically more accurate model.

This model has a difficulty level of 3+ on a scale of 4.

Dimensions of the model when built: length approx. 95 cm, width approx. 35 cm, height approx. 80 cm.

PLEASE NOTE: The model has a simple stand and is without sails by default. A luxurious oak stand and sail set can be ordered separately.