VOC 'return ship' Batavia


Ships in approx 12 - 14 working days

New! From now on the Batavia will be delivered with 3D printed ornaments, highly detailled and in the correct size and scale. In this new ornament set the bow ornament is included.

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. 

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.