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.
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.