The Graupner Nordic is one of our Premium Line of ships, beautifully
detailed and unmatched in the industry.
Arriving Almost Ready to Run, the motors, electrical system and rudder
servo are already placed, and only the radio need be installed before the boat
is seaworthy. For reliability,
performance, further telemetry and model-specific function expansion we highly
recommend a Graupner radio such as the mc-16.
The Graupner Premium Line ships are carefully handcrafted
and assembled using CNC processing to replicate the model as originally as
possible. The hull is made from molded GRP complemented by the superstructure
and deck which are constructed from laser-cut ABS parts. Many of the small
items are made from metal, and almost everything is factory-assembled. The
hull, parts of the superstructure, the masts and fittings are spray painted
using matt colors. Decals are already applied. With so many details and scale
fittings, the Premium Line ships all have an impressive scale appearance.
In 1998, the German North Sea Coast Protection Association
determined they urgently needed a modernized emergency tow vehicle after the
cargo freighter Pallas ran aground, losing a significant amount of oil along
the coastline and decimating a bird sanctuary on the island of Auram. Thus, the Nordic was born. Commission and construction began in October
2009 and the Nordic replaced her predecessor, the salvage tug Oceanic, on New
Year’s Day 2011.
The most powerful deep-sea recovery trawler in German
waters, she is based in Cuxhaven on the mouth of the river Elbe. With a top speed of almost 20 knots, the
Nordic can reach any stricken vessel in the German North Sea within two hours.
It is equipped with gas and explosion protection so that it can be operated in flammable
or health-endangering atmospheres.
Safety features include shutting down turbochargers so inside air cannot
be ignited, and the exhaust system is cooled with seawater to drastically
reduce the temperature of exhaust fumes.
- Finished model (ARTR)
- GRP hull
- Superstructures made of lasered ABS parts
- Details and hardware made of metal
- Highest level of detail
- Hull, superstructures, cranes with matt colors sprayed
- Applied decors
- Two built-in electric motors and a transverse thruster
- Easy installation of the RC components
- Nordic Emergency Tow Vessel
- Ship stand
- Small parts
All our Premium Line boats are carefully packaged and
visually inspected prior to leaving our warehouse. The packaging has been drop-tested
and can withstand normal freight transportation. In some cases, a part may come
lose during transportation which can be easily glued back in place. Our Premium
Line boats are insured during shipping and require a signature upon delivery. We will not accept returns under any
condition unless the packaging shows serious damage upon arrival. If the
product arrives with major visible damage, we advise you to refuse delivery and
take pictures of the packaging.
Our Premium Line ships are not always readily available and
some have long lead times. You can place yourself on the waiting list and will
be notified when the product is back in stock. If you want to secure delivery you
must pre-order the product. Pre-orders require full payment at the time of
ordering. Contact our sales department at any time for an estimated arrival
time of your boat.