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The Port Revel fleet

Port Revel Fleet

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

Six of the manned models represent at scale real oil tankers or bulk carriers ranging from 38 000 to 400 000 dwt.

The seventh is a replica of the liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier "Ben Franklin" (125 000 m3), as from 2013 with Controllable Pitch Propeller

The eighth is a replica of a 4 400 TEU post-panamax container ship, the "CGM-Normandie".

The ninth ship, introduced in 2009, is a model of the "CMA CGM Otello", a large 8 500 TEU container ship. The latest ship, introduced in 2010, is a "Q-Max", a large 266 000 m3 LNG carrier.

The "Voyager" is a cruise ship, that is available since 2014. She is 311 m long (Loa) and will be fitted with 2 azimuthing pods (and one Fixipod) and powerful bow thrusters.

 

The latest model made in 2016 is the "Cruise/Max", cruise ship made with the hull of the Q/Max but with the bridge at the bow and twin screw with Becker rudders. She is available since April 2016.

All models but the Normandie, the Voyager and the Otello are fitted with diesel motor and steam turbine, and the Normandie can be controlled from the front deck like a car carrier and a cruise ship, so that the fleet in fact reproduces 20 different vessels.

The Voyager is fitted with two azimuthing "pods" and powerfull bow thrusters in order to reproduce the behaviour of a cruise ship.

The models are fitted out with all the conventional features found on board a real ship:

  • a "bridge", comprising:
    the helm (wheel) and rudder angle indicator,
    the "chadburn" (transmission of orders to engine room) and propeller rpm indicator,
    the compass,
    the electronic log (speed indicator),
    an anemometer,
    bow and stern thruster controls (these thrusters can simulate the action of conventional tugs),
    remote control of anchors;
  • an "engine", replaced on the model by an electric motor supplied by a series of batteries on board, which serve as part of the ship's ballast,
  • a rudder (one model has a Becker rudder, another a Schilling rudder),
  • a bow thruster (most models also have a stern thruster),
  • mooring lines, including anchors and chain,
  • windlasses.