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2018-04-29
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During the first years the Öresund ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora af Helsingborg run in a different colouring from today. Due to several inquiries I now offer them in a limited edition.
General data :
ship yard: Tangen Verft A/S Kragerö | power: 4 Wärtsilä 9840 KW |
14,9 kn | l = 111,2 m | w = 28,2 m | d = 5 m | 1250 passengers | 238 cars
 

HY-201A "Tycho Brahe"
Z = 1992
built 1991, Denmark |
railway ferry Helsingör - Helsingborg |
shipping comp.: Scandlines Helsingör Aps
IMO = 9007116
 

HY-202A "Aurora af Helsingborg"
Z = 1992
built 1992, Sweden |
railway ferry Helsingborg - Helsingör |
shipping comp.: Scandlines AB
IMO = 9007128
 
Also the Africa Mercy is now available in a further design: the current colours. The former IC ferry "Dronning Ingrid" (see HY-6C) had been transformed into a floating clinic. The alterations took place 1999-2007 at the A+P ship yard.
General data :
built 1980, flag Malta | owner: Africa Mercy Malta Ltd |
ship yard: Helsingör Skibsvaerft A/S | power: 4 B&W Diesel; je 3120 KW |
18,9 kn | l = 152 m | w = 23,7 m | d = 6,02 m | 5 operation rooms, 474 beds
 

HY-72A "Africa Mercy"
hospital ship
Z = 2016
 
  
2017-12-11
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Today appear the Scandlines ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora af Helsingborg. Built as railway and car ferries they serve the route Helsingör - Helsingborg since 1992.
The bridges of these both danish-swedish sisters are very different. Also compared to the previous ferries (until 1991) there are huge deviations: for example the ship's width had been more than doubled from 13,3 m to 28,2 m. For that reason the ships appear a little bit bulky, but otherwise they allow an extremly fast loading and unloading in 10 minutes.
General data :
ship yard: Tangen Verft A/S Kragerö | power: 4 Wärtsilä 9840 KW |
14,9 kn | l = 111,2 m | w = 28,2 m | d = 5 m | 1250 passengers | 238 cars
 

HY-201 "Tycho Brahe"
built 1991, Denmark |
railway ferry Helsingör - Helsingborg |
shipping company: Scandlines Helsingör Aps
IMO = 9007116
 

HY-202 "Aurora af Helsingborg"
built 1992, Sweden |
railway ferry Helsingborg - Helsingör |
shipping company: Scandlines AB
IMO = 9007128
  
2017-10-31
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Some time ago I got very good pictures of the both ro-ro-vessels of sietas type 52 Hansa and Wasa operating as CARGO FERRIES at the well known TT-Linie.
They were the first cargo ferries of this ship owner company and had been equipped with bow- and stern loading ramps.
once more the general data :
built 1967, ship owner: TT-Linie | ship yard: Sietas |
power: MAK Diesel 2200 PS |
14 kn | l = 78,1 m | w = 13,8 m | d = 3,1 m | BRT 999

HY-198A "Hansa"
cargo ferry Travemünde - Trelleborg
IMO = 6718037
 

HY-199C "Wasa"
cargo ferry Travemünde - Trelleborg
IMO = 6723915
 
The small river boat Mainz operates for the WSA Bingen.
The special edition HY-194A shows the transfer of deceased chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl on 2017-07-01 to the sepulchre in Speyer. The vessel has a half-mast-flag and the coffin is loaded in stern.
general data :
built 1943, Germany | ex Hungaria (-1954) |
river boat WSA Bingen | ship yard: Christof Ruthof |
power: 2 Diesel à 220 KW | 12,5 kn | l = 40,3 m | w = 6 m | d = 1,5 m

HY-194 "Mainz"

HY-194A "Mainz", Z = 2017-07-01
  
2017-05-28
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Today appear two more ships of the Sietas shipyard in Hamburg. With Type 52 the first ro-ro-freighters were built: The Hansa only with bow flap and the Wasa already with opportunity for bow and stern loading. Under the first operator TEAMLINE they served the route Hamburg - Stockholm.  
Subsequent operators (z.B. SEA MALTA) deployed them worldwide and also only with ramps for stern loading.
These ships were built highly durable, so that they are in service even today after 50 years!
 
General data:
ro-ro-freighter | ship yard: Sietas | l=78,1 m; w=13,8 m; d=3,1 m |
power: Mak-Diesel 2200 PS | 14 kn. | BRT 999
 

HY-198 "Hansa"
1967 Germany
ship owner: Teamline, Route: Hamburg - Stockholm
IMO = 6718037
   

HY-199 "Wasa"
1967 Germany
ship owner: Teamline, Route: Hamburg - Stockholm
IMO = 6723915
   

HY-199A "Zejtun"
1967 Malta, Z = 1975, ex. Wasa
ship owner: Sea Malta
IMO = 6723915
  
2017-02-06
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Today appeare two danish ferries of the Vogelfluglinie "Prinsesse Benedikte" and "Prins Richard".
Prinsesse Benedikte in state of 2004 after modifications in the upper decks and fitting additional hanging decks. Prins Richard in state of 2014 after conversion to hybrid ferry with green hull line and new lettering (Scandlines Hybrid Ferry).
 
General data:
ship owner: Scandlines A/S |
ship yard: Ørskov Christensen Staalskibsværft |
l=142 m; w=25,4 m; d=5,8 m | 1040 passengers | 365 cars | BRZ=15500
 

HY-200
"Prinsesse Benedikte"
1997 Denmark, Z = 2004 after modification
car and railway ferry
IMO = 9144421
   

HY-200A
"Prins Richard"
1997 Denmark, Z = 2014 after conversion to hybrid ferry
car and railway ferry
IMO = 9144419
  
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The BEHALA heavy goods shuttle has been developed especially for Siemens in Berlin-Moabit. The biggest gas turbine in the world, the SGT5-8000H weighs 440 tons. The shuttle takes also all the other gas turbins to Berlin's Westhafen. The project is now to be extended to other transport functions.
 

The ships in details:
 
Edlena, pusher boat
1970, Germany | shipping company: Ed Line | ship yard: VEB-Yachtwerft Berlin |
l = 23,6 m, w = 8,2 m, d = 1,5 m | Power 2 Diesel a 300 PS
HY-193 "Edlena"

Ursus, heavy goods barge
2012, Germany | operator: BEHALA | ship yard: Erlenbacher Schiffswerft | l = 64,5 m, w = 9,5 m
HY-193A "Ursus"
Z = with gas turbine (packed).
  
2016-09-18
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Today appear two ships of the Washbay Line: Alster Rapid, built at Sietas (Sietas type 136), and Henry Stahl, built at Schulte Bruns.
Until 1995 the Washbay Line served the route Hamburg - King's Lynn carrying cars and bulky goods. For each of both ships also appears a follower version.
   
General data for Alster Rapid, built 1986:
ro-ro-transporter
shipyard: Sietas Neuenfelde, Sietas type 136
l=88,6 m; w=13,8 m; d=5,1 m | drive: MAN-B&W Diesel 1140 KW | 13 kn.
IMO = 8602414

HY-191 "Alster Rapid"
1986 Germany
Route: Hamburg – King's Lynn | BRT 999
shipping company: Washbay Linie GmbH (Henry Stahl)
   

HY-191A "Arneb"
1986 Germany, Z = 1996
ex Alster Rapid (1986 - 1994) | BRZ 3793
shipping company: Argo shipping company
Arneb Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG
   
General data for Henry Stahl, built 1973:
ro-ro-transporter
shipyard: Schulte & Bruns (Baunr. 274)
l=67,1 m; w=12,8 m; d=4,1 m | drive: Deutz Diesel 1440 PS | BRT 499 | 12,5 kn.
IMO = 7349651

HY-192 "Henry Stahl"
1973 Germany
Route: Hamburg – King's Lynn
shipping company: Washbay Linie GmbH
   

HY-192A "Esther I"
1973 flag Panama, Z = 2006
ex Ytong I (1995 - 2005), ex Henry Stahl (1973 - 1995)
shipping company: Shega Trans S.A Albania
  
2016-07-17
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The elbe ferries Schleswig-Holstein and Niedersachsen are both re-issued. After the elbe service further use brought interesting changes: several modifications of stern and superstructures, different colors, fonts and onboard cranes. The new models of today show these various changes.
General data Niedersachsen: built 1969, ship yard: Mützelfeld |
drive: 1839 KW | 15 kn | l = 60,6 m | w = 11,5 m | d = 4 m |
cars 45 | passengers 300 | IMO = 6917164
HY-189 "Niedersachsen"
Germany, car ferry Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel
shipping company: Grüne Küstenstraße
HY-189A "Oceania"
Italy, Z=1998, car ferry Pozzuoli - Ischia
shipping company: Traghetti Pozzuoli
HY-189B "Moorea Ferry II"
Fransk Polynesien, Z=2012, car ferry
shipping company: Comp. Tahitienne Maritime
HY-189C "Oceania"
Italy, Z=2004, car ferry Pozzuoli - Ischia
shipping company: Maregiglio S.r.L.
HY-170D "Oceania"
Italy, Z=1999, car ferry Pozzuoli - Ischia
shipping company: Maregiglio S.r.L.
   
General data Schleswig-Holstein: built 1969, ship yard: D.W. Kremer Sohn GmbH & Co | drive: 1839 KW | 15 kn | l = 61,6 m | w = 11,5 m | d = 4 m |
cars 45 | passengers 400 | IMO = 6908826
HY-190 "Schleswig-Holstein"
Germany, car ferry Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel
shipping company: Grüne Küstenstraße
HY-190A "Schleswig-Holstein"
Germany, Z=1985, car transporter
shipping company: E. H. Harms GmbH
HY-190B "Dugvan"
flag = Färöer, Z=2005, car ferry Klaksvik – Lorvik
shipping company: Foroya - Landsstyri
HY-190C "Sal Rei"
Flagge = Kap Verde, Z=2012, car ferry Santo Antao – Sao Vicente, shipping company: STM- Transportes Maritimos
   
In addition to the former issued pilot vessels Elbe Pilot (HY-100A) and Weser Pilot (HY-100) are now available two versions with heli also.
General data: ship yard: Abeking & Rasmussen
l = 60,4 m | w = 24,6 m | d = 6 m, | diesel-electr. 2 x 1200 KW | 13,2 kn |
max. 50 pilots
HY-195B "Elbe Pilot"
2010, Germany
SWATH pilot vessel Deutsche Bucht
IMO = 9514793
HY-195C "Weser Pilot"
2010, Germany
SWATH pilot vessel Deutsche Bucht
operator: Lotsenbrüderschaft Weser, IMO = 9514808
   
And last but not least is presented one more tug boat, who is stationed in Hamburg:
HY-197 "Bugsier 22"
2016 Germany, shipping company: Bugsier |
L=24,5 m | B=11,3 m | T= 4,6 m; drive: 2 x 2100 KW | BRZ 270 |13 kn | bollard pull 70 t.
  
2016-04-30
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In addition to Grete und Anne Marie (see 2016-02-29) are apppeared now the estonian versions. Note the grey passenger decks and the different lettering.
Details:
ship owner: Saaremaa Laevakompaii, Roomassaare, Estland |
ship yard: Vakaru Laivu Statykla |
L=97,8m; W=17,9m; D=4,2; 600 passengers, 160 cars; BRZ=5233 |
drive: 2 Wärtsilä, total 5320 KW | 15 kn.
 

HY-187 "Saaremaa"
2010 Estonia
car ferry Virtsu - Kuivastu.
IMO = 9474072
   

HY-187A "Muhumaa"
2010 Estonia, Z = loaded
car ferry Rohukula - Hiiumaa.
IMO = 9474060
  
2016-02-29
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A new ferry service has been established between Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel. The shipping company Elb-Link (Cuxhaven), a subsidiary of Saaremaa, operates there two sister vessels since 2015: the double-ended ferries Grete and Anne-Marie (previously operating between Virtsu und Kuivarstu/Estonia).
General data:
shipyard: Vakaru Laivu Statykla | shipping company: Elb-Link
Route: Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel | 600 passengers | 160 cars | 5233 BRZ
power: 2 Wärtsilä total 5320 KW | l=97,8 m | w=17,9 m | d=4,2 m

HY-186 "Grete", ex. Muhumaa (2010 - 2015)
Z=2015, Germany, flag Estonia; car ferry
IMO = 9474060

HY-186A "Anne-Marie", ex. Saaremaa (2010 - 2015)
Z=2015 loaded, Germany, flag Estonia; car ferry; IMO = 9474072
1969 - 1981 the Niedersachsen (see HY-11) and the Schleswig-Holstein sailed between Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel, both operated by the Schiffahrts GmbH Grüne Küstenstraße.
shipyard : D.W. Kremer Sohn GmbH & Co | Grüne Küstenstraße
Route: Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel | 400 passengers | 45 cars
power: 1839 KW | l=57,9 m | w=11,5 m | d=4 m

HY-190 "Schleswig-Holstein"
1969 Germany, Z=loaded; car ferry
IMO = 6908826
After a break of 18 years a new trial had been started 1999 - 2001 by the shipping company Elbe-Ferry (Harms) with former danish ships. One of them was the Jochen Steffen.
shipyard : Aalborg shipyard A/S | shipping company: Elbe-Ferry (Harms)
Route: Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel | 800 passengers | 157 cars | 3486 BRT
power: 2 x B+W Diesel, total 11200 PS | l=104,6 m | w=17,7 m | d=4,6 m

HY-188 "Jochen Steffen", 1999 Germany; car ferry
ex. Prinsesse Anne-Marie (1960-1997), Denmark;
IMO = 5285447
We have also News concerning pilot station vessels.
Since 2012 the Belgian DAB Vloot operates the SWATH pilot station vessel Wandelaar with tenders. The working version shows a Sikorsky-helicopter during winching.
shipyard : Abeking & Rasmussen | operator: DAB Vloot
power: Diesel-elektr. 2 x 1260 KW |12,8 kn | l=60,4 m | w=24,6 m | d=6,5 m
max. 50 pilots | crew: max. 20 persons

HY-195 "Wandelaar", 2012 Belgium;
SWATH pilot station vessel
IMO = 9569011
HY-195A "Wandelaar", 2012 Belgium;
SWATH pilot station vessel, Z=with helicopter (Sikorsky)
IMO = 9569011
2011 the Westdiep had been delivered to the Belgian piloting service as the first SWATH pilot tender.
shipyard : Abeking & Rasmussen | operator: DAB Vloot
power: Diesel-elektr. 2 x 748 KW |18 kn | l=25,6 m | w=13 m | d=2,7 m

HY-196 "Westdiep", 2011 Belgium; SWATH pilot tender
IMO 9568988
  
2015-11-22
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The LNG-energy barge Hummel supplies cruise liners with electricity during their stay at port. The operator is "Hybrid Port Energy" and cooperates closely with AIDA Cruises.

HY-184 "Hummel"

HY-184A "Hummel" with "Löwe"
2014, Germany | LNG-energy barge for electricity supply for cruise liner
shipyard: SAM Shipbuilding + Maschinery (Komarno) |
power: 5 x 1550 KW (5 Caterpillar) | l=76,7 m | w=11,4 m | d=1,7 m
Nowadays also ferries are sailing with LNG power, for example the new Helgoland ferry "Helgoland" and the redesigned and modernized AG-Ems carferry Ostfriesland.
Through the modification the Ostfriesland has been converted into an almost new ship. A book about this Borkum-ferry is available at Oceanum Verlag.

HY-185 "Ostfriesland" 1985, Z=2015 after modernisation
Germany | route: Emden – Borkum | carferry (green-ship) | shipping company: AG Ems | shipyard: Martin Janssen-Leer / modification: BVT-Bremen |
power: Diesel-gas-electric with two Schottel twin propellers 2 x 1150 KW | 16 kn | BRZ=2596 | l=94,07 m | w=12,5 m | d=2,4 m | 1200 passengers | 70 cars |
IMO 8324622

And at least today also appears an updated version of the Halunder Jet, Z=2015.
2003 Germany | passenger catamaran
shipyard : Kvaerner – Fjellstrand A/S |
route Hamburg - Helgoland | 579 passengers |
power : 9463 PS | 36,5 Kn | l=52 m | w=12,3 m

HY-KÜ-31N "Halunder Jet"
  
2015-09-04
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Under the factory numbers 1295 and 1296 the latest big ferries have been produced by Sietas for the danish Faergen company. The "Samsö" had only some test runs in 2011 before she was converted 2012 to serve now the route Spodsbjerg - Taars under the new name "Lolland". The sistership "Langeland" followed some month later.
Details:
ship owner: Faergen; ship yard: Sietas, L=99,9m; W=18,2m; D=3,2m; 600 passengers, 127 cars; BRZ=4500; TDW=750; drive: 4 x 850 KW Diesel; 16 kn.
 

HY-183 "Samsö"
2011, Denmark, Z= 2011, car ferry (only test runs).
IMO = 9594690
   

HY-183A "Lolland"
2011, Denmark, Z= 2012, ex. Samsö;
car ferry, route Spodsbjerg - Taars.
IMO = 9594690
   

HY-183B "Langeland"
2012, Denmark, Z= 2012,
car ferry / loaded, route Spodsbjerg - Taars.
IMO = 9596428
  
2015-07-18
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Two new tugs of Alp Maritim Services BV. have been produced (see also 2015-05-31) "Alp Ace" and "Alp Ippon":
anchor handling tugs | ship yard: Mützelfeld/Cuxhaven | operator: Alp Maritim Services BV.
l=58,5 m | w=14,8 m | d=5,8 m | 14 000 KW | bp 200 to
HY-180 "Alp Ace" 2006 the Netherl., ex. Magnus, Z=2015
HY-180A "Alp Ippon"
working position
2007 the Netherl., ex. Taurus, Z=2015
 
Also appeard has a new yacht: "Impulsive".
1994, Monaco, Z=2011, flag: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, luxury yacht.
ship yard: Norship | owner: Hank Freid |
power 2 x 2252 PS | 32 kn | l=36,7 m | w=7,2 m | d=1,7 m

HY-181 "Impulsive"
The luyury yacht "Impulsive" is often seen in Monaco. The design is similar to the "Moonraker" (HY-94).
 
Last but not least a harbour ferry of Hamburg: "Tonne".
1960 Germany, Z=2015, ex Tonndorf (-2008), harbour ferry.
Owner: R. Schwarz | ship yard: Sietas | power: MAK-Diesel 370 PS | 11 kn |
l=30 m | w=8,2 m | 607 passengers

HY-182 "Tonne"
(ex. Tonndorf)
ex. "Tonndorf" (see also HY-KÜ-29 und HY-KÜ-30),
built at Sietas.
  
2015-05-31
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At the international meeting in Kassel following models had been presented:
Mega+Motti, pusher unit
built: 1974+1993 | shipyard: Mega=OY Wärsilä AB Helsinki, Motti=STX-Turku | length: Mega=39,9 m, Motti=130,1 m | width: Mega=13,9 m, Motti=23,9 m | draught: Mega=5,4 m, Motti=5,4 m | DWT/Motti = 8212 | drive: Mega=MAK 2200 KW, Motti=430 KW (bow thruster)
HY-177 "Mega+Motti", shipping company: Finnlines/Lumi Shipping Oy

Finnlines pusher unit, Z=1996
 
HY-177A "Mega+Motti", shipping company: Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG

Briese pusher unit, Z=2012 loaded with silos

Furthermore new four Alp anchor handling tugs.
The Harms tugs ( HY-79 Janus, HY-80 Ursus, HY-136/ HY-136A Uranus, HY-139/ HY-139A Orcus) had been sold to Alp Maritim Services BV. The A-Frames had been removed, also the big hydraulic engine on backbord. The hulls are now grey colored with orange emblem. The winches of "Alp Winger" and "Alp Forward" are now expanded.
shipyard: Mützelfeld/Cuxhaven | shipping company: Alp Maritim Services BV.
HY-178 "Alp Centre"
2010 the Netherlands, Z=2015, ex. Orcus
L=74,3 m | W=20,9 m | D=8,2 m | 4 x 4500 KW | Bp 297 to | 17 kn
HY-178A "Alp Guard"
2009 the Netherlands, Z=2015, ex. Uranus, in working position
L=74,3 m | W=20,9 m | D=8,2 m | 4 x 4500 KW | Bp 285 to | 17 kn
HY-179 "Alp Winger"
2007 the Netherlands, Z=2015, ex. Janus
L=65 m | W=18,5 m | D=6,8 m | 14000 KW | Bp 220/234 to | 15 kn
HY-179A "Alp Forward"
2008 the Netherlands, Z=2015, ex. Ursus, in working position
L=65 m | W=18,5 m | D=6,8 m | 14000 KW | Bp 220/234 to | 15 kn
  
15-04-27
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Today we have five new models on the subject "Airbus" on which already some ships are available from HYDRA ( HY-73/HY-73A Afon Dyfrdwy, HY-74A Breuil, HY-74B Brion, HY-75/HY-75A/HY-75B Kugelbake, HY-89B Push tow with Airbus equipment).
 
First the ro-ro-transportship "City of Hamburg" in a basic version (HY-174) and in working state (HY-174A). The ship is also used for car transport.
Basic data:
2008 France | shipping company: Höegh/Louis Dreyfus | shipyard: Singapure Technology Marine |
drive: 2 x 4000 KW | 19 kn | L = 127 m; W = 20,6 m; D = 5,5 m | DWT = 3500 | BRZ = 15643 | IMO = 9383558
 

HY-174 "City of Hamburg" basic version
 
 
HY-174A "City of Hamburg", rollout A380 wing
tailgate open for unloading a wing of the A 380
 
 
Furthermore HY-175 the sister ship "Ciudad de Cadiz".
Basic data: same as "City of Hamburg" except year of construction 2009 and IMO = 9383560
 

HY-175 "Ciudad de Cadiz"
 
 
And last but not least HY-176: a new edition of the "Ville de Bordeaux" Z=2014, supplemented with HY-176A in working state. The old version (HY-71) is no longer in production.
Basic data:
2004 France | shipping company: Höegh/Louis Dreyfus | shipyard: Jinling Shipyard/Nanjing, China |
drive: 2 x MAK Diesel each 8400 KW | 21 kn | L = 154,1 m; W = 24 m; D = 6,5 m | DWT = 5200 | BRZ = 21528 | IMO = 9270842
 

HY-176 "Ville de Bordeaux" basic version
 
 
HY-176A "Ville de Bordeaux"
rollout A 380 cockpit
tailgate open for unloading a cockpit segment of A 380.
  
15-02-27
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in addition to the Grönland (HY-170) and Nungu Ittuk (HY-171) today appeared the third and last version of that heavy-lift cargo vessel; icebreaker (class 1A super): the Kista Arctica (HY-173) of Royal Arctic Line.
basic data: see 2015-01-31
 
  HY-173 "Kista Arctica"
  
15-01-31
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since now the icebreaker and heavy-lift cargo vessel "Grönland" is available as HYDRA model, and also its variant "Nungu Ittuk" after modification 1983.
IMO: 7226263; Werft: Nystads Varv/Finnland (Baunr: 266)
L=93,9 m | W=17,2 m | D=7,3 m | 5000 PS Pielstick; 14,9 kn | BRT=3338 | NRT=1823
 
HY-171"Grönland", 1973 Denmark HY-172"Nungu Ittuk", 1983 Denmark
ship yard: Nystads Varv
operator: B. til Det Dansk-Franske D/S A/S Kobenhavn;
with white containers, cargo-handling gear lifted
ex. Grönland
operator: Nordania Leasing, Kobenhavn; same funnel
unloaded, cargo-handling gear layed down
new helipad at the stern
 
 
Also new is "Hunte", a harbour tug in Hamburg, operated by Lütjens & Reimers since a long time (before: URAG/Bremen, see also HY-125 "Hunte").
2010 Germany; shipyard: ASL-shipyard | 3 Diesel 3 x 1768 KW; 13 kn | BP=85 to | L=28 m | W=12 m | D=6m
HY-125A "Hunte"
  
14-12-13
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the current new models come in a small limited edition: five ASD-tugs of type Damen ASD 2411 (Damen Shipyard / Netherl.):
HY-170A "Svitzer Warden"; 2006, flag UK, harbour tug
shipping company: Svitzer towage
L=24,4 m; W=11 m; D=5,6 m; 2 Caterpillar ges. 4170 KW
   
HY-170B "Malta"; 2014, flag Malta, harbour tug
shipping company: Rimorchiatori Riuniti S.P.A
L=24,4 m; W=10,7 m; D=5,3 m; 2 Caterpillar ges. 5600 PS
   
HY-170C "Kestrel"; 2013, flag Dom. Republic, harbour tug
owner: Mina Saqr Port Authority
L=24,4 m; W=10,7 m; D=5,3 m; 2 Caterpillar ges. 5600 PS
   
HY-170D "Jabal Ghaf"; 2010, flag St. Vincent / Grenadines, harbour tug
owner: Port of Fujairak, U.A.E.
L=24,4 m; W=11,3 m; D=5,6 m; 2 Caterpillar ges. 5600 PS
   
HY-170E "Hauraki"; 2014, flag New Zealand, harbour tug
Besitzer: Ports of Aukland
L=23,9 m; W=11,3 m; D=5,6 m; 2 Caterpillar ges. 5632 PS
   
furthermore another ASD-tug from the Gemsan Shipbuilding Industrie / Istanbul
  HY-151 "BB Supporter" 2009 Norway
shipping company: Bukser og Berging
L=33,1 m; W=12 m; D=6,1 m; 2 Woitsila à 3217 PS.
  
14-10-31
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I'm pleased to announce you today some variations of the recently produced HY-169 "Kehdingen" (type Sietas 43).
 

HY-169A
"Salina"
ex. Kehdingen
1967, Norway, Z= 1987, type Sitas 43, BRT 1342.
shipowner: R. Jakobsen, Bodö (Norway).
   

HY-169B
"Vistafjord"
ex. Salina, ex. Kehdingen
1967, flag Malta, Z=2002, type Sitas 43, now BRZ = 1437.
Santor ANS Shipowners Ltd, operator: Rana Ship Managers A.S.
   

HY-169C
"Kaptan Muhsin"
ex. Captain Asaad, ex. Princess Mariam, ex. Vistafjord, ex. Kehdingen
1967, Turkey, flag Panama, Z=2009, type Sitas 43.
Altrans Maritim Services AS / shipowner Altintas Shipping Bandirma / Turkey.

Furthermore is availbale now

HY-168
"Kings Pointer"
ex. Liberty Star (HY-166B);
1980 USA, Z=2013; l=53,6m, w=11,3m, d=3,8m.
2 x Diesel 2238 KW; BP 27 to, 14 kn.
training ship of United States Merchant Marine Academy
  
14-09-07
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The NASA ownes a fleet of special vessels: barges and salvage tugs. For the Space-Shuttle programm for instance the huge external tank ET had to be transported and the shuttle boosters had to be salvaged.
 
The ships in details:
 
Freedom Star, NASA salvage tug
1981, flag USA | owner NASA | shipyard Atlantic Marine Inc. | l = 53,65 m, w = 11,28 m, d = 3,8 m | 743 BRZ | 2 diesel 2238 KW | 14 kts | IMO 7925314
HY-166 "Freedom Star"
basic version, Z=2006
HY-166A "Freedom Star"
in working position with equipment, booster, etc.

Liberty Star, NASA salvage tug
1980, flag USA | owner NASA | shipyard Atlantic Marine Inc. | l = 53,65 m, w = 11,28 m, d = 3,8 m | 743 BRZ | 2 diesel 2238 KW | 14 kts | IMO 7925302
HY-166B "Liberty Star"
in towing position; for NASA Barge "Pegasus" (HY-176).

Pegasus, NASA Barge
1999, flag USA | owner NASA | shipyard Gulf Coast Fabricators Inc. | l = 79,2 m, w = 15,3 m |
GT = 1648
HY-167 "Pegasus"
for towing unit with salvage tug "Liberty Star" (HY-166B).
 
 
A further new model is the "Kehdingen", cargo ship
1967, flag Germany | shipowning company H.C. Meyer/Stade | shipyard Sietas/Neuenfelde |
l = 73,3m, w = 11,8m, d = 5,5m | 1 diesel 1500 PS | 13 kts

HY-169 "Kehdingen"
  
14-07-13
:
Dear Fellow Collectors I'm glad to announce some new models today.
 

HY-164 "Sewol"
A South Korean Ro-Pax-ferry (shipping company: Chonghaejin), 1994, Z=2013 after modifications, L=145m, W=22m, D=6,3m, 6825 BRZ.
loading capacity: 960 passengers, 90 cars, 60 trucks, 152 TEU.
Sunk 16.4.2014, more than 300 people have died from this tragic accident.
   
Furthermore five models concerning the two harbour tugs "Adrett" und "Accurat", identical in construction, 1968 (shipping company: Lütgens + Reimers/Hamburg). Both are still in service, even though under different names (see below).
 
HY-165 "Adrett"
HY-165A "Accurat"
HY-165B "Taucher O.Wulf 5"
ex. Accurat, shipping company: Wulf/Cuxhaven, for current position look here.
HY-165C "Clara"
ex. Adrett, shipping company: J. Johannsen & Sohn/Lübeck, stationed in Travemünde.
HY-165D "Gruno V"
ex. Clara, ex Adrett, shipping company: Sleepdienst Bijma B.V./the Netherlands,
for current position look here.
  
14-05-04
:
HY-155 "Prompt"
ASD-tug, is a very new tug in Hamburg harbour of the operator Lütjens & Reimers, type Damen 2411, bollard pull 71 to.
 
HY-161 "Sophia-Soraya"
2007 Germany, is a especially develloped Futura Carrier for ore (length 97,5m, width 13,6m, depth 3m). model state: unloaded.
Operator is the Schramm Group/Brunsbüttel. The ship is used for ore transportation (together with "Kaja Josephine") for Aurubis/Hamburg from Brunsbüttel to Hamburg. Cargo capacity until 2740 to. More than 1 million tons per year have to be shipped. The Sophia is been develloped especially for shallow water, tidal current, low bridges and narrow waterways.
The logo of Aurubis is located on the side.
 
HY-161A "Kaja Josephine"
sister vessel of "Sophia-Soraya". Especially develloped Futura Carrier for Aurubis (Hamburg).
Model state: heavy loaded. Available soon.
 
HY-162 "Dettmer Tank 47"
1972 Germany (ex. Lichterfelde), Z=after modification, for tranport of sulfur acid (Aurubis). Shipyard is the Sitas-Werft. Modified 2003 from Hitzler Werft as double-hull tanker. More than 1 million tons of sulfur acid has to be shipped per year. The acid is produced continually from Aurubis (Hamburg) during copper smelting.
The logo of Aurubis is located on the side.
 
HY-163 "Herkules IV" (pusher train)
1975 Germany, Z=operator Imperial Shipping Group with 6 Euro-II-lighters.
pusher tug: length=37m, width=13,1m and depth=1,9m, 5500 hp
size of pusher train: length=190m, width=34,2m.
 
HY-163A "Herkules III"
1972 Germany, Z=Imperial Reederei Gruppe (2003-2012), sister vessel of Herkules IV.
pusher tug.
  
14-02-27
:

HY-156"Rüstersiel"
1988, traffic control ship, operating for WSA Wilhelmshaven.
   

HY-157"Triton"
1997, buoy laying vessel with fire fighting system and big navigation bridge; operating for WSA Tönning.
   

HY-158"Franzius Plate"
1987, work vessel and dredger; operating for WSA Bremerhaven.
   

HY-159"Prof. Albrecht Penck"
1951, oldest german research vessel until 2010; operator is Baltic Marine Services.
   

HY-160"Salvador Dali/Ramon Casas"
2005, Spain, asymmetric tractor tugs (ATTs); both are very innovative vessels with wide hull.
  
13-12-02
:
The mega yacht "Maltese Falcon". Equipped with Dyna-Rigg sails and the sail area of 2400 square meters (Gorch Fock: 2000). A speciality for all yacht enthusiasts.
HY-154 "Maltese Falcon"
  
13-11-22
:
under the motto "your ship with the musical" are following models in scale 1:400 now available.
These very known Hamburg harbor ferries advertise for the musicals "Lion King", "Tarzan" und "Phantom of the Opera".
 

HY-400-10"Tollerort" (Phantom of the Opera)
HADAG passenger ferry Hamburg Harbour.
   

HY-400-9"Tollerort" (Tarzan)
HADAG passenger ferry Hamburg Harbour.
   

HY-400-2"Altenwerder" (Lion King)
HADAG passenger ferry Hamburg Harbour.
  
13-10-09
:
two small add-ons for the tug enthusiasts:
- the Norwegian tug "Vivax" is owned by Reederei Ostensjo and is identical in construction to "Bugsier 9" (see HY-135).
HY-152 "Vivax"
- the New Zealand ASD-tug "Tapuhi" is identical in construction to "Peter" (see HY-118) and another sister vessel "Taiki". The owner is Centre Port's Wellington.
HY-153 "Tapuhi"
 

HY-KÜ-31A "Halunder Jet"
The Halunder Jet is now available in a revised version and replaces HY-KÜ-31.
  
13-09-30
:
In addition to the presidential yacht Williamsburg (HY-146) today is released the yacht "Honey Fitz" of J.F.Kennedy.
 

HY-147 "Honey Fitz"
presidential yacht: Kennedy / Johnson.
   
Some new work boats are now available and demonstrate some special functions of the WSA (Water and Shipping Authority).
 

HY-148 "Mittelgrund"
work boat: dredger.

HY-149 "Granit"
work boat: stone carrier.

HY-149A "Granit" (loaded)
work boat: stone carrier.

HY-150 "Vilm"
work boat: oil pollution fighter.
  
13-08-12
:
two new tugs are now enlarging the tug series
- tug "Seahorse" (Cotug)
HY-143 "SD Seahorse"
- and tug "Centaurus" (Harms)
HY-144 "Centaurus"
 
I have also two new yachts to offer:
- yacht "Venus" of Steve Jobs (Apple), which had been designed according to his ideas; completed however until after his death.
HY-145 "Venus"
- presidential yacht "Williamsburg" AGC369 of USA presidents Truman und Eisenhower 1945-1953. Ex. "Aras" (1930-41) und gunboat PG56 (1941-45).
HY-146 "Williamsburg"
  
13-06-12
:
in addition to the AHT Uranus (see HY-136) now the Orcus is available.
Already during construction it had been rebuilt with an A-frame and lateral sponsons.
 
HY-139 "Orcus" (offshore version)
 
HY-139A "Orcus" (basic version)
  
13-04-30 :
Uranus - the biggest german anchor handling tug - is now also available in the HY-series.
In HY-136A as offshore (anchor handling) version.

HY-136 "Uranus"

HY-136A "Uranus"
 
Elbe and Ems are interesting multi-purpose tugs of the same type: two assistance and anchor handling tugs.
HY-137 "Elbe"

HY-138 "Ems"
 
As already announced the Seebad Ahlbeck (Weiße Flotte) is now available.
HY-137 "Seebad Ahlbeck"
  
13-03-08
:
One more tug from Bugsier (Hamburg) is now available. Size and construction is definitely differing to "Bugsier 5".
 

HY-135"Bugsier 9"
Tug for shipowning company Bugsier.
   
From the well-known "VEB Weiße Flotte" (DDR) have been produced some interesting passenger vessels:
 

HY-140"Seebad Ahlbeck"

coming soon.
   
Getting an age of 100 years it went through many modifications.
Z=1980 with mast moved aback.
HY-141 "Deutsch-Sowjetische-Freundschaft"
   

HY-142"Stadt Wismar"
Built in Moscow just as the sistership "Ribnitz-Damgarten". They were the last new buildings for the VEB Weiße Flotte.
  
13-01-03
:
  HY-131 "Motti"
Some time later than ocean tug Mega today is appeared the barge Motti. Deep loaded with coal.
 
Here a picture with both: Mega (see HY-122) with Motti
  
12-12-03
:
today three more offshore tugs due to the big interest in this sector
 
HY-132
"Fairplay 32"
HY-133
"Fairplay 33"
HY-134
"Bremen Fighter"
  
12-10-31
:
Nine new tugs I can offer you now:
 
HY-122 "Mega"   ocean tug
 
HY-123 "Michael"   tug
 
HY-124 "Bugsier 5"   tug
 
HY-125 "Hunte"   tug
 
HY-126 "RT-Margo"   tug
 
HY-127 "Liguria"   tug
 
HY-128 "Fairplay XII"   tug
 
HY-129 "Wezen"   tug
 
HY-130 "Pb-Plenty"   tug
 
  
10-08-30
:
The new four tugs are all harbour assisting tugs and are very different in construction (hull and tug technology).
 

HY-118"Peter"
tug assisting in Hamburg harbour for Petersen & Alpers shipping company
   

HY-119"Axel"
tug assisting in Travemünde for J. Johannsen shipping company
   

HY-120"Bützfleth"
fire fighting tug assisting in Brunsbüttel for Elbclearing Betriebsgesellschaft; presentation in fire fighting state
   

HY-121"RT-Magic"
tug assisting in Bremerhaven for die Kotag shipping company
  
12-07-04
:
Because of the big interest on SWATH models I produced some new miniatures:
- the SWATH toll patrols "Helgoland" (2009) and "Borkum" (2010), which had been also presented during the harbour celebration in Hamburg
HY-117 "Helgoland"
- die SWATH patrolof the Skrunda class (2011, Latvia)
HY-115A "Skrunda" (P-05)
 

HY-116 "G 92"
Furthermore now the DDR patrol (SAS-boat) "G 92" is released; see also the intelligence collector "Hydrograph" (HY-111).
  
12-3-12
:
Relating to SWATH-development I can offer three new models:

HY-100"Weser Pilot"
The pilot vessel "Weser Pilot", constructed 2010, is the sister ship of the new "Elbe Pilot". Both new ships are larger and more powerful than the former "Elbe" (now "Hanse Pilot") from 2000.
   

HY-100A"Elbe Pilot"
The new pilot vessel "Elbe Pilot" is available in working state: crane extended and boats removed.
   

HY-101"Natalia Bekker"
The SWATH wind park tender "Natalia Bekker" is used for service and transport in the offshore wind park "Bard Offshore I".
 
 
The pusher boat "Ronja" - former "SCH 2613" - is colored yellow and blue; it is operated by the "Märkischer Bunkerservice".
HY-114 "Ronja"
 
For the ART series is now added "Weserlust" - the last passenger paddle steamer for the so called "Fischgeschwader" (see also "Delphin", "Hecht", "Lachs", "Forelle").
HY-ART-52 "Weserlust"
 
The railway and passenger ferry "Twickenham Ferry" is now available with an own order number.
HY-26A "Twickenham Ferry"
  
11-10-05
:
The new models are ships with special skills.

HY-57A"Baltiysk"
The Baltiysk is the former ro-ro-ferry Finnrider (ex Railship II) - now sailing for Management Baltic Reefers/St. Petersburg. Soon also the Finnrider will be available again!
   

HY-113A"Linda Dan"
The Linda Dan (operator J. Lauritzen) is a danish freighter for leavy cargo and also an icebreaker. Available unloaded (HY-113) or with cargo (HY-113A).
   

HY-111"Hydrograph"
The Hydrograph is a special inteligence collector ship of the former GDR.
   

HY-110"Seelotse"
Seelotse is a wellknown traditional german pilot ship from the 50th. Today sailing as traditional museum ship (Bremen).
 
 
Borkum (Germany) and Perseus (Netherlands) are modern SWATH pilot tenders.             
HY-112 "Borkum" HY-112A "Perseus"
  
11-06-03
:
Just in time to the international meeting in Kassel I can offer you some new productions. These are working boats of the german authorities (Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Emden, Wilhelmshaven). Some vessels you can see in offshore operation.
 
HY-102A "Leyhörn"   Ro-Ro-oil recovering workboat (Niedersächsischer Landesbetrieb for Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz) in operation: with oil recovery system and working crane on deck
 
picture soon Water injection workboat (Bremen Ports) in operation: working crane on deck
 
  Sounding vessel (WSA Emden)
 
HY-107A "Tide"   Sounding vessel (WSA Bremerhaven) mit Arbeitsdarstellung: working crane on Deck
 
HY-108 "Jade"   Sounding vessel (WSA Wilhelmshaven)
 
HY-108A "Paapsand"   Sounding vessel (WSA Emden) mit Arbeitsdarstellung: working crane on Deck
 
HY-109 "Grimmershörn"   Sounding vessel (WSA Cuxhaven)
 
For friends of the ferry scene the Rassow-Libben ferry (white fleet) might be interesting. During 1974 - 1994 she connected Hiddensee with Rügen (capacity: 54 passengers, 6 cars).
 
HY-104 "Rassow-Libben"   Ro-pax ferry
  
11-02-09
:
Three ships with ecologic usage.

HY-99A"Beaufort"
At first the research vessel Beaufort, which completed several test runs with different towing kites (SkySails GmbH).
   

HY-102"Leyhörn"
The Leyhörn was designed for operation in the coastal waters of the North Sea. A modern oil-recovery system can recover 80 m³ of oil per hour. Special gas and explosion protection permit operation in dangerous environments
   

HY-103"Steubenhöft"
The multi purpose vessel Steubenhöft had been designed as water injection ship.
 
 
The coastel freighter Greundiek, is a museum ship and is operated by "Alter Hafen Stade e.V.". It is very well known in Northern Germany.
HY-105 "Greundiek"
 
The pusher boat "Alfred Uhr" belongs to the 27th type series of "Yachtwerft Berlin". It is operated by "Deutsche Binnenreederei". Here shown with four coal barges.
HY-106 "SCH 2706 Alfred Uhr"
  
10-10-04 are the following models:
HY-10 Glückstadt
HY-13 Railship II
HY-36 Skane Link
HY-37A Polaris
HY-41 Dana Futura
HY-41A Dana Gloria
HY-41B Dana Hafnia
HY-66 Elbe
  
10-07-28 :
Today are released some specialized ships. So to the fleet of Airbus transport ships is now added the ro-ro-freighter "Kugelbake". It is available in three variants:
HY-75 "Kugelbake, unloadad"
 
HY-75A "Kugelbake, with containers"
 
HY-75B "Kugelbake, with Airbus equipment"
 
A further specialized ship is the buoy tender Buk (WSV Stralsund). After taking over 1992 by the shipping company Brise it was used also for research projects. New name: Beaufort. It is internationally known from tests of Skysails company.
HY-98 "Buk" HY-99 "Beaufort"
 
For interested persons of inland navigation is now available the pusher boat of type Elbe. It is multi-purpose used.
pusher boat SCH 2635    HY-89 "SCH 2635"
Push tow with four barges    HY-89A "Push tow"
Push tow with barge for Airbus equipment    HY-89B "Push tow"
 
For colectors of ferries the "Hein Godenwind" in a new version as Skagen Express (Stena Line) may be interesting.
HY-KÜ-43A "Hein Godenwind"
  
10-04-20 :
Beside the anchor handling tugs from the Harms company the HY-Series now also contains the new Baltic Sea tugs Kiel and Claus. They are the most powerfull tugs in the Baltic Sea.
Home ports are Kiel respectively Travemünde.
HY-87 "Kiel" HY-88 "Claus"
 
 
The catamaran "Hansestar" HY-KÜ-15 has appeared in a revised edition. HY-KÜ-15A shows the catamaran 2008 after sale to the Netherlands as Willem Barentsz.
HY-KÜ-15 "Hansestar"
Elbe-City-Jet, total in white colour.
 
HY-KÜ-15A "Willem Barentsz"
Route Harlingen - Terschelling.
 
Collectors of the HADAG-Fleet might be interested in the ferry "Bürgermeister Mönckeberg", which had been used for Elbe trips.
HY-KÜ-46 "Bürgermeister Mönckeberg"
  
10-03-05
:
Yacht design is connected with luxury, elegance, extreme innovation, futuristic ship architecture and creativity of wellknown yachtdesigner.
So yachts are often designed with soft, expressive and very racy shapes.
In the HY-series are now launched following five modern and shapely yachts.
 
HY-93 "Nero"   A modern hightech-yacht in Vintage style. The owner is Neil Taylor.
 
HY-94 "Moonraker"   The fastest yacht of the world; owner is car- and yacht producer John Staluppi.
 
HY-95 "Destriero"   Megayacht. Former owner was Prinz Karim Aga Khan. 1992 fastest atlantic crossing.
 
HY-96 "Lady Ann Magee"   An english superyacht and charteryacht. Owner is the british irish businessman Michael Smurfit.
 
HY-97 "Arethusa"   Superyacht. Owner is Indy Yachts.
  
10-01-05
:

HY-92"Kalizma"
In the HYDRA series is now launched the historical luxury yacht Kalizma (1906; Z=1967) of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The ship is still used as private yacht and owned now by an indian billionaire.
 

HY-10A"Glückstadt"
The car ferry Glückstadt had been modified end of the 90th. The Model shows the ferry with the new bridge.
 
In the ART series has now been added four passenger paddle steamers owned by the Norddeutscher Lloyd, the so called "Fischgeschwaders". These very popular paddlers were used for coastal service at Bremerhaven.
 
HY-ART-48 "Delphin"    
HY-ART-49 "Forelle"    
HY-ART-50 "Hecht"    
HY-ART-51 "Lachs"    
  
At the end of the last year two new versions of the Hamburg harbour ferries and two Baltic Sea passenger ships had been launched:
 
Oortkaten, passenger ferry at Hamburg Harbour (type 2000).
Advertising international horticultural show 2013 in Wilhelmsburg.

HY-KÜ-44 "Oortkaten"
  
Tollerort, passenger ferry at Hamburg Harbour (type 2000).
Advertising Musical Tarzan.

HY-KÜ-45 "Tollerort"
  
Passenger ship Nordwelle, ex. Gorch Fock (see HY-KÜ-41).
With blind funnel operating under shipping company Deilmann

HY-KÜ-47 "Nordwelle"
  
Passenger ship Nordsee I, ex. Hein Godenwind (see HY-KÜ-43) operating under shipping company Förde-Reederei GmbH.
HY-KÜ-48 "Nordsee I"
  
09-09-11
:
Some weeks ago I presented historical passenger feries for the HY-ART-series. The following new models represent a newer generation of HADAG passenger ferries.
 
The design of the "Gorch Fock" had been very modern in the sixties. Here without the later blind funnel. HY-KUE-41
"Gorch Fock"
 
The modern harbour ferry "Max Brauer" in the todays outfit after removing live boats and life rafts. In this way the space for the big sun decks could be created. The model takes advertisements for "GermanyRadio". HY-KÜ-42
"Max Brauer"
 
The "Hein Godenwind" is a beautiful styled passenger ferry. As the Gorch Fock this ship also had been used for the Helgoland- and Hörnum-Service. HY-KÜ-43
"Hein Godenwind"
  
09-07-22
:
The HY-ART-production line has been expanded with seven new historical steamers: four offshore steamers (Helgoland service) and three riverboats (Elbe service).
 
Offshore steamers:
 
HY-ART-40
"Prinzess Marie"
  Two years under Albert Ballin coloured in black, later changed to white coating. See also "Germania" (HY-ART-6).
 
HY-ART-41
"Willkommen"
  1899 sold by HAPAG, used 25 years as passenger ferry to Helgoland. 1924 as "Cuxhaven" sold to Stade Altländer Linie (see HY-ART-4).
 
HY-ART-42
"Helgoland"
  Ship owner was the famous J.C. Godeffroy. Technically ahead of the times its maximum speed was 15 knots.
 
HY-ART-43
"Groden"
  The Groden has been sold 1862 by HAPAG. Used as passenger ferry.
 
Riverboats:
 
HY-ART-44
"Gutenberg"
  The Gutenberg was still made of wood and owned by Stader DSG. 1842 used as munitions transporter to save Hamburg from the blaze.
 
HY-ART-45
"Harmonie"
  HADAG passenger ferry from 1900 - 1927. Used between Hamburg and Finkenwerder.
 
 
HY-ART-46
"Delphin IV"
  The Delphin had been built by Blohm & Voss. Until 1937 used by Wachsmuth & Krogmann between Hamburg and Harburg. 1943 sunken by bombs. 1946 recovered and completely restored (see HY-ART-29).
 
  
09-05-07
:
Four more models of anchor handling tugs, because of the big interest in the already delivered. Pegasus is yet another model of the Harms-tug-project. Tempest (in two layouts) und Smitwijs Typhoon are made in Netherlands. They complete the collection since the german anchor handling tugs had been developed from these.
 

HY-84"Pegasus"
The anchor handling tug Pegasus in offshore mode.
Sistership of Centaurus and Primus (HY-83)
   

HY-85
"Smitvijs Typhoon"
The anchor handling tug Smitvijs Typhoon also in offshore mode.
   

HY-86"Tempest"
The anchor handling tug Tempest in tug mode (ship owner Wijsmuller).
   

HY-86A"Tempest"
The anchor handling tug Tempest in offshore mode (ship owner ITC).
  
09-04-05
:
Today a very common view in the harbour of Hamburg: the yellow container taxi. Here pushed by the tug "Löwe". Both are owned by Carl Robert Eckelmann/Hamburg. Both models are also available separately. HY-90+91
"tug & container taxi"
 
"Stadt Kiel", ex. Westerland (HADAG) was a former passenger ferry in Kiel. The ship was used for short trips to Denmark. HY-KÜ-53
"Stadt Kiel"
  
08-12-02
:
The last two models of the Harms-tug-project:
 

HY-81"Magnus"
The anchor handling tug Magnus in tug mode: decorated with cables and fenders.
   

HY-82"Taurus"
Taurus in offshore mode. On deck lying a special anchor and some other technical equipment.
  
08-11-28
:
Today I can offer you the new Harms AHTs (anchor handling tugs). It took some time to produce this ships because of the details made of etching material.

HY-79"Janus"
The anchor handling tug Janus in tug mode. With his 234 t. bollard pull he is one of the most powerful tugs of the world.
   

HY-80"Ursus"
Ursus in offshore mode. On deck lying a special anchor and some other technical equipment.
   

HY-83"Primus"
The anchor handling tug Primus in tug mode.
  
08-09-19
- especially for Hamburg fans:
Övelgönne is the last missing Hamburg harbour ferry of type 2000.
The design shows "Tag der Legenden", an annual match at the Millerntor football stadium of Hamburg.

HY-KÜ-39
"Övelgönne"

Furthermore a history set of LV13:
 
the 1952 built light vessel LV13 in three different versions:
Outer Gabbard - Tongue (with helicopter deck) - museum ship in Hamburg harbour.

HY-76
"History set LV13"
  
08-06-19
ack in production:   HY-39 "Dronning Margrethe II"
  
08-06-06
:

HY-KUE-52
"Pidder Lyng"
This passenger ferry of WDR ("Wyker Dampfschiffreederei") was used for Helgoland service for a long time.
ex Stadt Kiel, ex Heimatland, ex Westerland.
   

HY-KÜ-40
"Flyingcat 5"
After operating in Baltic Sea and Northsea (Helgoland service) this passenger cat now sails under Greek flag.
Former: "Hansejet" (see HY-KÜ-16);
total new design after marginal conversion.
   

HY-59A
"Submarine 434"
The museum submarine U-434 of Hamburg is now available also as fullhull.
The waterline model exists already a long time (see HY-59).
The U-434 is one of the greatest non-nuclear submarines of the world. Many tourist trips and the Hamburg sight seeing tours stop at the U-434.
More info:  www.u-434.de
  
08-04-25
:
Two more HADAG type ships 2000 in 1 : 400 are launched today:
 
HY-400-4 "Waltershof"   advertising Germanyfunk
HY-400-8 "Övelgönne"   advertising "Tag der Legenden" (football)
  
08-04-11
:
To meet several demands I have produced a couple of models in 1 : 400.
The HADAG type ship 2000, which is by now a well-known detail of Hamburg Harbour, is released today in many different versions.
Although I'll continue producing mainly in 1:1250 there will be started a new series HY-400 in my production line containing selected models.
As in the past I try to cover also in this partition a whole subject area.
 
HY-400-1 "Elbmeile"   advertising Relius and Point of Colour
HY-400-2 "Altenwerder"   advertising The Lion King
HY-400-3 "Tollerort"   advertising Jägermeister
HY-400-5 "Reeperbahn"   advertising Casino Esplanade
HY-400-6 "Harmonie"   advertising Deutscher Ring
HY-400-7 "St. Pauli"   advertising Deutscher Ring
  
07-11-09
:
HY-72 "Ex-Dronning Ingrid"
after conversion to hospital ship.
The new name is protected by copyright.
 
This is the former danish rail ferry Dronning Ingrid of DSB (see also HY-6C). It had been converted at great expense to the world's largest charity hospital ship. The operator is a christian help organisation.
The ship is currently positioned in Monrovia/Liberia to bring medical care.
 

HY-KÜ-38 "Reeperbahn"
HADAG- passenger ferry No. 62 at Hamburg harbour. Red coloured ferry advertising for Hamburg gaming house
  
07-09-06 :
The new models are interesting for both, collectors of airplane models and collectors of ship models.
Subject: transport of airbus A380 components with purpose-built ships. Transport is necessary by sea between UK, France, Spain and Germany, by river in UK and in France.
transport by sea: HY-71
"Ville de Bordeaux"
 

 
transport by river
in UK:
HY-73" Afon Dyfrdwy"
unloaded
  HY-73A" Afon Dyfrdwy"
loaded with wing
     
transport by river
in France:
HY-74A" Breuil"
loaded with cockpit
  HY-74B" Brion"
loaded with wing
  
07-05-10 :
HY-69
"Giulia D'Abundo"
HY-70
"Wave Mercury"
HY-KÜ-51
"Kloar Kimming"
  
07-02-18
in our HY-KÜ-series:
Tollerort, orange coloured harbour ferry in Hamburg
with Jägermeister logo

HY-KÜ-37 "Tollerort"

urthermore: back in production are
 
HY-31
"Prinsesse Alexandrine"
HY-32
"Prins Christian"
 
  
07-01-11
ack in production:   HY-10 "Glückstadt"
  
06-12-08
in our HY-series:
Cetus, a swath pilot tender (now a widespread type in the netherlands)

HY-65A "Cetus"

Furthermore:
 
oday added in our catalogue HY-KÜ-MO:
the traditional ferry Kirchdorf, which is operating in the harbour of Hamburg.

HY-KÜ-30C "Kirchdorf"
  
06-11-10 ack in production:
HY-34 "Nyborg" HY-51 "Venus" HY-52 "Gioventu"
  
06-10-25 oming soon: 'Tollerort', the new harbour ferry from Hamburg (orange coloured for Jägermeister publicity).
  
06-10-23 f you want to be informed about new HYDRA models please send an email with subject 'HYDRA Newsletter'.
  
06-10-18 ack in production:
HY-3 "Kong Frederik IX" HY-36 "Skane Link"

 
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