The Vorupør Pram from 1895
The boat type was in use along the Danish North Sea coast from Hirtshals to Agger. The boats were built in Vorupør from spruce and used for fishing with line and hook. An additional high plank was fitted at the stern to prevent waves from washing over when the boat was pushed onto the beach.
The Vorupør pram is described in Christian Nielsen’s book, “Wooden Boat Designs, Classic Danish Boats measured and described”, Stanford Maritime, London 1980, ISBN 054007396-2.
The Vorupør Pram model, photos and dimensions
The model was built from cherry wood according to plans contained in Nielsen’s book (see above). Here are more photos, general views and close-ups of details. Click on the pictures to zoom in!
The Vorupør Pram model was built by H. Rainer Wedel, Geestland. He is a model maker at the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven.
The model is a very detailed, very clean beautiful work, a real masterpiece.
On a scale of 1:10, it is 47 cm long, 17 cm wide and 11 cm high.
The model does not need a stand.