Calella Light Boat Model Ship Kit – Occre (52002)
The Calella Light Boat Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Occre Model Ship Kits & Occre Model Boat Kits. They use high quality materials, made with precision and a great degree of detail. To ensure easy, enjoyable ship model kit assembly, all Occre Ship Model Kits are accompanied by detailed instructions, subdivided into assembly stages with full colour photographs. All ship model kits include wooden parts and double planking to make the perfect hull.
History of the Calella Light Boat
The CALELLA – Light Boat is a type of fishing charter with a firmly routed tradition throughout the Mediterranean, although particularly numerous off the coast of Catalonia, at night and using lights, from whence the name ?bots de llum?(light boats). These boats, around 16 feet in length are usually crewed by two men and are mainly used for fishing mackerel and sardine, although they can be used for any other fish or crustaceans that might be attracted by the light shining down from the large gas-lit fanals. One of their particular characteristics are the two large stabilisers ?escuas? to limit the rocking of the wave swell, and the replacement of the helm with two ropes that operate the rudder through the fanal support.