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Happy Hunter tug
« on: May 12, 2006, 06:15:10 pm »

Having just completed a model of the Happy Hunter tug, (for someone else), I am trying to find some history on the boat. Have searched the net to no avail.   Any ideas or info please.   Pete M
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Re: Happy Hunter tug
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006, 07:02:43 pm »

All infos are from this site: http://www.tugspotters.com/tugs/smit.hunter.htm

Registered: IMO 7708986 /(NLD)IVR 25.07882 /(BHM)ON 710731
862 GRT, 133 NRT, L51,08m(46,08), B12,07m, D5,522m(6,02)
2 cpp +nozzle, bowthr. 350hp, 2x diesel 4tew 6cyl K.H.Deutz (nr.515-097 + 515-098) type RSBV6M540, 6000bhp-4413kW total, sp 11kn, bp 80t

1978 -14/04: Launched by "ASM - Arnhemse Scheepsbouw Mij" at Arnhem (YN 477) (keel laid 23/12/1977)
(after delivery, the wharve closed down)
1978: completed by "Van der Giessen-De Noord" at Alblasserdam
1978 -22/06: delivered to "Mammoet Transport BV" at Amsterdam
(NLD flag, regd Amsterdam, IVR 25.07882, c/s PENH)
1979 -04/07: To "Scheepvaartmaatschappij 'De Kromme Waal' BV" at Amsterdam
1982 -13/07: in 'bare boat' charter to "Smit Internationale Zeesleep? en Bergingsbedrijf BV" at Rotterdam, renamed SMIT HUNTER
1985 -29/03: taken over by "Smit Internationale 'Smit Salvor' BV" at Rotterdam
(Capt. Langbroek taken in Smit-service)
1986 -17/11: transferred to "Smit Tak Internationale Ltd" at Nassau
(BHM flag, regd Nassau, ON 710731, c/s C6CG2, 861 GRT, 124 NRT)
1988: To "Smit Tak Towage & Salvage (Singapore) Pte Ltd" at Singapore
1994: transferred to "Smit Americana" at Houston (USA)
1999: To "Smit International (Antilles) NV", mng "Smit Dolphin Shipping Inc" at Nassau (BHM)
(BHM flag, regd Nassau, ON 710731, c/s C6CG2, 982 GT, 294 NT)
2002: transferred to "Smit Vessel Management Services" at Singapore
2003: transferred to "Smit Transport Europe" at Rotterdam
2003 -29/06: fire broke out at works in the engine room, which spread through the accomodation
She was for maintenance in drydock from "Niehuis & Van den Berg" at the Eemhaven at Rotterdam
declared CTL (constructive total loss)
2003 -12/07: for breaking up to H. Poot (Schiepo) at Ridderkerk
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Re: Happy Hunter tug
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2006, 08:35:42 pm »

Jan,  very many thanks for the information.  Much appreciated.  Peter M
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Re: Happy Hunter tug
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006, 10:49:43 pm »

Hello . Is this ship appropriate for a new tug boat builder ? I saw the photos of it on the main page of Mayhem and I'm impressed . I want to build it with purchasing a Robbe kit . How are the parts coming with the kit ? Are they (such as hull)  pre cutted and trimmed or do I have to cut them like other Robbe kits ? Thank you .
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Re: Happy Hunter tug
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006, 05:02:45 pm »

ESKISERKAN,  Hi.  Are you a beginner, or just new to tugs?   If you are a novice, this certainly is not the kit for you.   The hull is preformed and we had no real problems with that, everything else was marked out on sheets of plasticard, but had to be cut out, and these were not always a good fit.   Remember that this kit was over 20 years old, so the new one supposedly being brought out by Robbe may be better.   Just as a matter of interest, the model took my son and myself 248 hours to complete.   If you do decide to risk it, let me know if you encounter any problems.   Peter M.
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Re: Happy Hunter tug
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 07:22:33 pm »

The updated Robbe Happy Hunter kit is all plastic hull and superstructure.
Amodelworld has had delivery of 10 this morning, not sure if they are all sold?
I've had mine on back order with them for weeks, so not sure if I am in the first ten, the guy couldnt tell me if I was lucky, its just I rang for some other bits and they told me they were in.
Heres waiting............ :-\
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Re: Happy Hunter tug
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 08:13:54 pm »

It was more than ten and yes we have met all orders for the first batch and have more landing on Tuesday for general sale yours ahs gone through and will be sent out Monday (we dont like them sitting in the couriers warehouse all weekend)
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Re: Happy Hunter tug
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006, 10:43:18 pm »

I think she is now called Smit Hunter, web search for her.
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