Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Full Scale Ships => Topic started by: hama on November 29, 2015, 08:29:16 pm

Title: New vessel
Post by: hama on November 29, 2015, 08:29:16 pm
Thought this was a nice design, a combination of new and old that obviously is inspired by her predecessors.
The extremely high mast on the fake funnel has something to do with her being LNG-powered I suspect, some kind of evac??
All the best!
Title: Re: New vessel
Post by: TheLongBuild on November 29, 2015, 11:15:34 pm
Think it looks better before being fitted out ..
Title: Re: New vessel
Post by: deadwood on March 05, 2016, 04:38:13 pm
The ship was designed as a seaside resort excursion vessel (i.e. Seebäderschiff),
but mainly to provide the ferry service between mainland Germany and the Isle of Helgoland in the North Sea off the German North Sea Coast.

The design of the new HELGOLAND is kind of a homage to her extremly popular forerunner on the Cuxhaven-Helgoland haul, the 70s build FUNNY GIRL (
which, due to her elegant lines with the distinct sheer-shaped knuckle line, also has many fans among German ship modelers.
A sister ship of this Mützelfeld-Yard design is still running in the Adler Ships Fleet whose GA plan can be downloaded from their website here (

On the new HELGOLAND builders' website you can, if you follow the link at the bottom from this page (, download a PDF leaflet with the specs.

Also on the Fassmer Yard website I found this leaflet about the dual LNG fuel system ( which the new HELGOAND is equipped with.
On one 3D cutaway schematic diagram the unusually long mast is labelled as LNG vent mast.
I try to attach the profile and this 3D view, captured from this latter leaflet, to this post.

P.S. You can watch some onboard pics and a video of the new HELGOLAND on her owner's website here (
Interesting photos from her hull's assembly on a sub-contractor Szczecin shipyard can be viewed in this brochure (
Probably easier to read for you, here is an English ship description (
Title: Re: New vessel
Post by: deadwood on March 05, 2016, 05:32:12 pm
Just discovered yet another spec sheet of HELGOLAND ( that at least besides the profile contains the outline of the main deck as can be seen below.
Title: Re: New vessel
Post by: deadwood on March 05, 2016, 06:20:38 pm
Interestingly, unlike the aforementioned FUNNY GIRL that served as a sort of exterior design pattern,
the new HELGOLAND, though resuming the sinusoidal fender rail from the former, doesn't exhibit a knuckle line along this boundary,
as can be seen from the angle the photo below was taken (click on it to get an enlarged version served) (
( (
© Marc Pingoud
Title: Re: New vessel
Post by: derekwarner on March 05, 2016, 10:21:20 pm
Without understanding the full detail, it would appear that the vessel itself is built under classification of German Lloyds to 100A1, however Det Norske Veritas classifications for the LNG??

It is also the first person carrying ferry approved for construction in Germany with LNG  >>:-( as the principal fuel source

The height of the LNG vent mast is it a requirement for bunkering? or emergency venting?.......none of the embedded documentation indicate the need or intention

It must be a real compromise in economies........the need to reduce noxious exhaust, the need for fuel efficiency, however both of which dictates the vessel must be built from high strength steel which is far heavier than aluminium  O0....however aluminium construction + LNG fuel are words that are not usually acceptable in a people mover build according to the Naval architects rule book

"The vessel will be classed with GL + 100 A E RSA (50) Passenger Ship EU + MC E AUT GF notations by DNV GL. It meets the German Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) standards for eco-friendly ship design and will comply with the EU's new IMO regulations regarding sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in the North Sea's Emissions Control Area (ECA), which came into effect in January 2015"