SAR Bernhard Gruben 1:20

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$599.90 $719.90
P/N: 2027.V2
Availability: Sold Out


Modeled off original shipyard plans, the beautifully detailed and precision-cut Graupner search and rescue ship Bernhard Gruben is one of our Easy Build Line of ships that will not disappoint you. This 1:20 scale kit comes with all the parts laser precut and painted. Assembly requires only standard tools and some model building experience. This model is detailed enough that experienced builders will have plenty of options to make custom changes and add-on additional features to increase and enhance the overall appearance and functionality of the ship. For reliability, performance, real-time telemetry and model-specific function expansion we highly recommend a Graupner radio such as the mc-16.

The Graupner Easy Build Line are distinguished in the industry by high-quality materials, extreme level of details and a thorough pre-production level setup.  The detailed CNC machined components shorten the lengthy and difficult work steps, making our models ideal for beginners and experts alike.  The model consists of a glass fiber-reinforced hull (GRP), numerous lasered or deep drawn deck and body parts made of ABS. Additional realism is provided by photo-etched brass parts, numerous small-milled parts and a very extensive decoration set made of transfer foils.

The SAR Bernhard Gruben has also an optional daughter boat Johann Fidi (P/N 2027.100V2) which can be launched from the Bernhard Gruben for secondary missions.


The Bernhard Gruben search and rescue ship belongs to the 23 meter class ships and was named Bernhard Gruben on 16.10.1997. It is stationed in Northern Germany in the city of Norderney and operates in the North Sea. It was named after Bernhard Gruben who perished on sea in 1995.


  • Premium kit with GRP hull
  • Deck and parts of superstructures made of CNC-milled ABS
  • RC installation kit
  • Complete fitting set made of PU cast parts and lasered ABS parts
  • Photo-etched brass
  • Extensive set of fittings
  • Electric 600 size motors included
  • Rudder servo included
  • Daughter boat tailgate release servo


  • GRP Hull SAR Bernhard Gruben
  • Boat stand
  • RC installation kit (motors and servos)
  • Stern tube
  • Ship screw
  • Steering system
  • Servos for rudders and tailgate
  • Two strong brush electric motors
  • Detailed instructions
  • 1: 1 building plan
  • Small parts and decals

Great kit
Took it out of the box, it looks wonderful. Can’t wait to start building. The first one shipped was damaged in shipping but after I sent pictures to Graupner they sent me a new kit within a few days. Great customer service.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Indiana on 12/20/2017
Kit was well-packed for shipment and arrived in excellent condition. There is great potential in this kit for expanding the model’s capabilities. I wish there was a little more guidance in the “how-tos” of upgrading. Like, why isn’t there a kit for daughter boat retrieval? Why isn’t there some guidance as to where to place a bow thruster? Lots of questions that keep it from getting 5 stars in my mind, but what is there is top-notch.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Delaware on 10/14/2018