Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info
Guest
Login Below
Join Us On Social Media!
   
Get The Model Boats App!
Apple App Store
Android app on Google Play


Help Support This Website
£
or enter custom amount

(Non Contributor)

Help support this free
website and donate.



£285 a year is needed to keep the website and apps online. Please consider donating £5 or more to help towards these fees.
All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

Many thanks for your kind support.

Model Boats Website Team


Donation History
January 2019: 10 people
December 2018: 6 people
November 2018: 11 people
October 2018: 9 people
September 2018: 13 people
August 2018: 5 people
July 2018: 8 people
June 2018: 8 people
May 2018: 7 people
April 2018: 23 people


Unique Visitors This Month

Website Members

Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy
Advertising
Contact


Model Boats Website
Active Users (18)
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad

Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
>> Home > Tags > cruiser

cruiser
cruiser
Sea Queen by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Roger.com, I am not so sure about being less detail on a Norfolk Broads Cruiser. I have a small 21ft fibre glass hulled boat in Potter Heigham on the Broads. But when you see the older wooden Broads Cruisers they have lots of detail especially the ones that get cared for as they should being wooden built. Some of them are so beautiful and well varnished polished brass, Chrome fittings and well groomed. If I could afford a wooden cruiser and be able to keep her in the fashion she should be kept then I would. But if I win the lottery then I will have one. Even the old wooden sailing yacht's are kept in wonderful condition and lots of detail brass etc.

Fairey River Cruiser by ChrisF Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Only just seen this thread, don't know how I missed it? Some lovely boats. Here's my Fairey River Cruiser which is in the process of being built along with a couple of other Faireys. Chris

Queen Of Light by Joe727 Captain   Posted: 26 days ago
Hello, Really nice looking build, great detail. Did you make the rope fenders? Very inspiring, I may have to give a cabin cruiser a try. Joe

Does anybody recognise this old boat by ChrisG Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
She looks to me like a scratch built project on the lines of Fairey Huntsman/Swordfish although from some angles has the look of an early Broads cruiser. Whatever with some TLC I am sure she will both look and sail well. The Fairey designs were very popular craft in fact still are and the designs were copied a lot 'back in the day' Good luck and please post some pictures when you have completed her. Regards Chris G

Pretend deck planking by steve-d Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I don't want to build the deck up too much so have been looking at 0.5mm thick planks. Scale wise they need to be 5mm wide. And as Doug said 10:1 plank/gap so I'm planning to use 0.5mm black plasticard as the caulking. On a full size cabin cruiser what would be the normal length of a plank? I've been on Google to see if I can find any info but the best I found was an advert for planks that were 1220 long which seems rather short to my mind. Steve

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Many thanks Richard indeed. Yes, decades of knowing these craft in real form and the designers and builders right back has hugely helped us of course gain such a first class reputation of precise detail. However, like all these things, such has not come without heartache, where in running up a one year purposeful trial as a manufacturing business for these, I simply failed in being far too much of a perfectionist, and this took too long in getting every kit out. Although we perfected the trial run on time for every customer, we realised it could not continue without mass stress for a sustained period of years, and so sadly had to pull the plug on the purposeful trial, much to the disappointment of many potential customers. Broke our hearts too, but then, what were we to do, our pride told us to pull back before running up a full production.

Broads River Cruiser Yachts by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Many thanks Guys, yes we did a trial business in 2016, to test the market 'Broadland Classics'. The initial runs sold with real enthusiasm, and reported back to us the best they had ever had as kits, however, sadly, my own failure was being far to fussy on getting every kit out more than perfect, and treating the kits as so individual to every customer per real commissions, that I slowed down the production process massively, thus creating self worries on demands, which I became concerned if we could not keep up with supply. We were so lucky to have gained the original lines plans from these classics life sized craft, but I had to make a decision, and following our one year trial, ceased, which I recognise broke many potential customers hearts. I was simply not prepared to do mass production in the sense of same, same. Every customer to us had to have their kits as though the real thing, beyond perfect,a commissioned kit if you like. I know perhaps crazy, but there you go, it is what we strived for and just took far longer than any other kit manufacturer to produce. We are looking at way of perhaps re-producing the kits that people may enjoy, or even do commissions, but just need to carefully think it all through one final time. Being we have the complete rights to the designs in model form, there is no rush from our part against competition, and of course only we know every real detail imposed on the real Broads craft to relay to every kit. Lots to think about all over again, but it has finally come to light following lots of enquiries of our kits, that we simply wanted to show them in their pride and glory here. Cheers to you all.

Broads River Cruiser Yachts by steve-d Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Nice boats. Do you make those as a business?

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by Richard7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Wow, that’s a fantastic model, you certainly have a eye for detail this is a beautiful model. I would just love to see to see this in the “Flesh” so to speak. You should be really proud. Richard

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Great looking models.Nice job.Love to see more when you get them done👍👍

Broads River Cruiser Yachts by Newby7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Great looking boat. Rick

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by Pratham Apprentice   Posted: 2 months ago
Titanic

Broads River Cruiser Yachts by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Some pics of a couple of Norfolk Broads sailing yacht classes I have constructed to precise detail externally, which were built on the Broads as holiday hire fleet craft in 1947 and to the present day. One is 1:8 large scale and the other 1:18 scale. The larger scale yacht required a suitable detachable keel bulb for radio control use.

Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Thought I would share some photos of my lovely 1:16 scale model cabin cruisers, of the famous 1920/30s Herbert Wood's Light Class Blakes Holiday Cabin Cruisers. And their scale Broads dinghy, Titmouse. All their external detail is exact to the real craft of their heyday. I simply love constructing these old craft from a real bygone era. Presently underway are more cruisers I am working on, Cirrus and Western Light.

Queen Of Light by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
This is a self project build, to scale of the famous 1930s Norfolk Broads Cabin Cruiser 'Queen Of Light'. Every detail on the model externally is as per the real craft. With her scale dinghy in tow, on the Norfolk Broads. Both are constructed to 1:16 scale.