Melita

Melita

Ref: DM49

This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:


Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Glassfibre hull with rubbing strakes, bulwark scrollwork, prop tube and rudder positions, moulded into the hull.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Ship’s boat is Vac-formed lightweight plastic moulding.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.


Scale: 1:24
Model Length: 750mm

Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Deans Kyte
Recommended battery: One or Two 6v 2ah Nicad packs


History

The twin screw diesel yacht, Melita, was designed by Laurent Giles Ltd in1963, to the very exacting standards of her owner, Wing Commander Grant-Ferris. She was built at the Moody yard, to the Lloyds 100A1 specification, and was launched in 1964. The non-stop sail, via the bay of Biscay, to her main cruising grounds of the Mediterranean, was no small task for such a small vessel. The maximum cruising range could be extended by hoisting a main and mizzen sail from the two masts. She is still afloat today in a form little changed from when she was launched. Her current owner is the Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron.