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Fleet characteristics

The Port Revel fleet is made up of eleven manned models and five radio-controlled tractor tugs.

The fleet consists of 11 scaled ship models and 5 tugs, all at 1/25 scale. Most of them represent real ships with their corresponding characteristics (engine acceleration rates, etc.). Given the various possibilities available for loading and modifying the ships, the fleet represents a total of more than 22 vessels allowing a variety of exercises for 8 to 10 participants working simultaneously.

BERLIN 38,000 dwt -
GRENOBLE 43,000 dwt -
GILDA 125,000 dwt Becker Rudder
BRITTANY 190,000 dwt On ballast
EUROPE 255,000 dwt Fully loaded
ANTIFER 400,000 dwt -
BEN FRANKLIN  125,000 m3 LNG CPP + Schilling





266,000 m3 LNG



Stern Control Twin screw

Bow Control and Becker / Flap rudder
OTELLO 8,500 TEU 10,000 m2 windage
NORMANDIE 4,400 TEU 6,000 m2 windage
VOYAGER 311 m Cruise 2 pods
2 VOITH TRACTORS TUG : Max 100 t 2 pods
RASTAR TUG : Max 100 t Z-peller
CARROUSSEL RAVE TUG TUG : Max 100 t Voith Schneider
AQUAMASTER TUG : Max 100 t Schottel

Ship validation is conducted for each ship both on the lake by means of typical manoeuvres (turning circles and crash stops) to be compared with the corresponding real ship, and by means of expert assessments performed by the pilots and masters using the real ship. This expert assessment is based on about 10 objective criteria (turning, stopping, etc.) and is rated as follows:

  • Excellent,
  • Good,
  • Acceptable,
  • NFD Needs for further development.

The expert will sign his ship assessment with the following words:
"I confirm I have been in command of this ship (or a sistership) for at least six months or as a pilot, I have been piloting this ship (or a sistership) on at least 10 movements"