Why order at BFT1250.nl?
Designed, produced and hand-painted in The Netherlands. No outsourcing, no mass production in China.
We only use the original General Arrangements. We look at many photos to get all details and colours right.
Unlike mass production, we only produce small series. Don’t wait too long before ordering.
We’ve designed our own way of keeping the ship models safe during shipment. No glue or tape!
History DGzRS 23,5 meter class
A total of five ships of the so-called 23.5 meter class have been built for the DGzRS (Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger). However, one of the five was built by the Italian Guardia Costiera. Theodor Heuss was named after the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany. All these lifeboats had a ‘daughter boat’, a small lifeboat on the aft deck for precise operations or use in shallow waters.
The German lifeboats of the 23.5 meter class were withdrawn from service in 1985. The Theodor Heuss was sold to a private person who converted the ship into a yacht. The lifeboat H.H.Meier left for the Munich Traffic Museum in 1985 and was named Theodor Heuss.
The 23.5 meter class in scale 1/1250 is 1.88 cm long and 0.42 cm wide. Like all ships from BFT1250.nl, the ship model has been made by using the original building plans. Despite the small scale, the ship model has beautiful details.
|Ship name||Year built||Station||Time in service|
|Theodor Heuss||1957||Borkum / Laboe||1957-1985|
|Ruhr-Stahl||1958||Cuxhaven / Amrum||1958-1985|
|Hamburg||1960||Burgstaaken / Grömitz||1960-1985|
|Bruno Gregoretti||1972||Italy (Guardia Costiera)||1972-2007|
The German 23,5 meter lifeboat class is a fantastic addition to your model collection.
Free shipping > 125 euro orders
For the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, free shipping (incl. Track & Trace) is possible when spending a minimum of € 125. For orders under € 125 shipping costs are € 6,95 (NL) or € 8.95 (BE / DE). Shipping costs to your country not listed? Contact us for a custom quote.