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Pilote, capitaine et instructeur de navire sur le lac de Port Revel

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.




Disp / HP

BERLIN 38 000 dwt - 3,0t/HP
GRENOBLE 43 000 dwt - 3,1t/HP
GILDA 125 000 dwt BECKER Rudder 6,2t/HP
BRITTANY 190 000 dwt On ballast 7,0t/HP
EUROPE 255 000 dwt Fully loaded 9,0t/HP
ANTIFER 400 000 dwt - 10,5t/HP
BEN FRANKLIN 120 000m3 Gas SCHILLING Rudder 2,8t/HP
Q-MAX CRUISE SHIP 266 000m3 Gas Twin screw
Becker Rudders
Bow control
Becker flap rudder
NORMANDIE 4 400 TEU 6 000m2 windage
2 pods
Flap rudder
OTELLO 8 500 TEU 10 000m2 windage 1,4t/HP
SPIRIT OF PORT REVEL 21 000 TEU 18 000 m² windage TBD
VOYAGER 311m cruise 12 000m2 windage
2 pods
VOITH TRACTOR 2 TUGS: < 100t 2 pods < 0,1t/HP
RASTAR TUG: < 100t Z-peller < 0,1t/HP
CRT TUG: < 100t Voith Schneider < 0,1t/HP
AQUAMASTER TUG: < 100t Schottel < 0,1t/HP


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"