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Pilot Boat

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A tribute build to a work life at sea
This is a tribute build to a work life at sea. It is adventure. It is history. And it is modern story of a work life for many people around the world.

What is a pilot boat?
All around the world pilots and pilot boats works day and night. They work to help navigate ships through difficult and challenging waters. To make both the sailors, the oceans and all people around more safe.

This model is inspired by a danish pilot boat. But it could as well be a pilot boat from any other country. In Denmark the first official pilot boats were sailing under a resolution of March 8th in the year of 1684 – by the King Christian the 5th.

The pilot boat has one single purpose: to bring the pilot safe to and from the ship in need of a pilot.
The pilot boat will board the ship along side while both are in motion at around 10 knots (18 km/h). Then the pilot grab the ladder and crawl up the side of the ship, up to 20 meter up in al kinds of weather and sizes of waves.

This LEGO Pilot boat is a display model. A good set for us who loves the marine world and want to have something to display to honor and remember the hardworking women and men at sea.

Facts about the model:
Bricks: Aprox. 2500 pcs.
Scale: 1:25
Length: 61,5 cm
With: 22,5 cm
Weight: 2,5 kg

The roof will be able to lift of to see the interior in the cabin. It will also come with a stand, so it can be displayed on your desk. The model will not float in water.

The real boat, that inspired this build is a 15 meters pilot boat. The weight is over 20 tonnes and speed is over 30 knots 55 km/h).

About me
In Denmark, where I live, the sea is never further away than 50 km. Our tiny country has almost 9000 km cost line. So we are closely connected to the sea.

Being a skipper on a pilot boat myself, I started the design of this model, because it was simply missing in my home. Growing up with LEGO in Denmark it was obvious choice to combine these two passions. And I knew that I had to make as many details as I could fit, under the 3000 bricks as possible.

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