Lifeboat class Sveinbjörn Sveinsson

After a long and successful career in the Netherlands, a number of KNRM (Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij) lifeboats of the Carlot type started a new career in Iceland. The lifeboats continued to do what they are best in: saving people at sea. In the lifeboat series of you can now also find the Carlot type in her Icelandic livery.


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History lifeboat class Sveinbjörn Sveinsson

After having sailed in the Netherlands for a long time, the KNRM sold the conventional lifeboats Bernard van Leer (1965), Gebroeders Luden (1965) and Suzanna (1968) to Iceland. In Iceland the ships were given a new color scheme, namely a red wheelhouse and new SAR (Search and Rescue) logos. After the lifeboats became redundant in Iceland, they returned to the Netherlands in respectively 2002, 2006 and 2008 to become museum ships.

The 1/1250 scale model of the Carlot type is 1.63 cm long and 0.33 cm wide. Despite the small dimensions in scale 1/1250, this scale model has many details. The Carlot type is also available at in the Dutch KNRM (Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij) version.

Old name New name Station Time in foreign service
Carlot Does not apply Does not apply Does not apply
Bernard van Leer Björg Riff (Iceland) 1997-2002
Gebroeders Luden Hafbjörg / Sveinbjörn Sveinsson Norðfjörður / Vopnafjörður (Iceland) 1996-2006
Johanna Louisa Does not apply Sint Maarten (Dutch Caribbean) 2000-2006
Suzanna Unknown Unknown (Iceland) 1998-2008


The rescue vessel class Sveinbjörn Sveinsson is a fantastic addition to your model collection.


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1,63 cm


0,33 cm