The last sea going steam tug of the Netherlands.
The FURIE was built in 1916 by G.H.Bodewen at Martenshoek as the "Bodewes 6" and sold to Holmen Bruke in Norrkoping Sweden when she was renamed "Holmen 3"
The ship changed hands again in 1969 to A Akerlund in Stockholm and was named "Holvick", she was used to tow timber rafts to the sawmills. In 1976 she was purchased by AVRO television to play the leading part in the T.V. series "Hollands Glorie" after the book of the same name. She changed hands again in 1977 to Handels Mij.
In 1978 she was purchased by the Foundation Hollands Glorie in Maassluis whose aim is to preserve the ship in her original condition. The ship is now in Maasluis and open to the public where she gives frequent trips on the river and is part of the Tug Museum in Maasluis.
Details of the kit
Scale 1/48 Length 698mm Beam 140mm Sailing weight 3.3kg
The model is based on a glassfibre hull with full plating, freeing ports, bulwarks and port detail moulded into the hull.
Laserr cut parts from hips plastic printed in in 1mm 1.5mm for decks and .5mm for details is used for the decks and superstructure to give quick and crisp assembly. A laser etched bridge deck I .6mm veneer gives the planked deck for the bridge areas
Vacformed plastic mouldings supply the ships boat hulls, engine casings, skylights, motor mount and trays for the nicad batteries. 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 the classic TUG appeal.
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 plan to assist in the construction of the model.
The sailing qualities of the Furie are excellent, as is the standard for all the kits in the range.
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.
Voted by Readers of Modelwerft magazine, as one of the best Models of the year in the annual Compass Competition