Colin Archer

Designed as a sturdy sailing vessel class for the Redningsselskapet (The Norwegian Lifeboat institution), which was used for many years and now is referred to as a Colin Archer; the prototype rescue lifeboat, "Colin Archer RS 1", is still afloat and in used as a floating museum.
The model's hull is 36" long with an overall length of 51", 14" beam and 53" high

  • On tack
    On tack
  • All lines are sized to a working length and stowed
    All lines are sized to a working length and stowed
  • Original had a flush deck - raised deck added per 20th century update
    Original had a flush deck - raised deck added per 20th century update
  • A large boat needs a long tiller for steering
    A large boat needs a long tiller for steering
  • Winch provides needed salvage muscle
    Winch provides needed salvage muscle
  • Full display in our house
    Full display in our house
  • Steering station recessed to provide leverage in high seas
    Steering station recessed to provide leverage in high seas
  • Mizzen sail used for salvage steering
    Mizzen sail used for salvage steering