Kit Code MS-01

Yorkshireman tugboat
Twin Screw - Model Scale 1:48
Length 875 mm - Beam 240 mm
Displ. approx. 10 kg

Built in 1978 by Cochrane of Selby, Yorkshireman and Irishman were the most powerful pair of purpose-built tugs to enter service in the UK when they joined the fleet of United Towing.  The tugs were involved in all types of towing work in the North Sea oil fields and around the world. However, their finest and most famous days were without a doubt during the Falklands War when they were taken into service with the Salvageman by the Royal Navy. Their best-known exploit was in the attempt to save the container ship Atlantic Conveyor after she had been hit by missiles from the Argentinean Air Force; unfortunately this rescue attempt was not successful. The kit contains all the required parts to build the model as illustrated:

  • A glassfibre hull; prop-shafts, brass rudder assemblies, resin-cast Kort nozzles and a bow thruster tube (propellers at extra cost)
  • Printed and cnc-milled styrene for ease of construction
  • A set of cast metal fittings. Metal kits for the winches and cranes
  • Etched brass for stanchions and other components
  • Resin-cast dinghies; vacuum-formed liferaft canisters and Radome
  • A set of self-adhesive vinyl decals for Yorkshireman and Irishman.
  • Assembly instructions, construction and general arrangements drawings.

When ballasted correctly the model is very stable and extremely manoeuvrable - a good steering regatta boat. Recommended for Experienced Model Makers.

KIT PRICE UK and Europe: 299

Rest of the world: 249 tax free
At extra cost:
2x motors and couplings  58 (6 or 12v)
2x brass propellers: 34
At extra cost:
2x motors and couplings 50
2x brass propellers: 32

o Order: tel/fax: +44 (0) 1226 715576 - or email us.

Not supplied: propellers, paints and adhesives. Tools and equipment will be required to complete - see Modelling Tips.

Required for R/C Operation, available from any good model shop: 2 or 4 channel RC, speed control, motors, couplings, battery and charger.