simonsships


General

The ship-drawings described herein represent large sailing-vessels with three or more mast and an overall length of more than 40 meters or 132 feet. These ships are called tallship, clipper or windjammer.

It is important to notice that the drawing represents only ships which are still sailing. Thus museum ships, albeit they might be able to sail, are not included. It is our intention to include all vessels which satisfy the above definition.

Sailing-ships are complex vessels with sails, yards, masts and a dazzling number of ropes, each with their specific function and name. This so-called rigging is in great detail explained on the basic DIN A1 drawing of each ships on scale 1:300.
Also the shape of the hull is given by means of lines which follow the contour of the vessel.
A list of all parts of the rigging with their specific naming is made, together with the characteristics of the ship. Both are available in six languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese). Since scale 1:300 is rather large, a detail of the bow scale 1:150 is added, allowing a more detailed view on for instance a figurehead.
More details are given in A1 DRAWINGS.

For those who just want a beautiful detailed and colorful picture of a sailing-ship, without all the details regarding rigging, a drawing of each ship on DIN A3 format is made (A3 is one-quarter of the A1 format).
Although the colored drawing is the same as the colored overview of the A1 drawing, there is a slight difference. While the A1 drawing has been drawn with the sails behind the mast, to enable a proper view of the rigging, the A3 drawing gives the sails before the mast. The drawings are still made on scale 1:300.
See for more detail A3 DRAWINGS.

Also two composition DIN A1 drawings have been made, bringing together all the ships available at this moment on a scale 1:600. These are in fact smaller versions of the A3 drawings.
It is our intention to make other compositions when ships will be added. Also certain themes are possible e.g. all the ship designed by Zygmunt Choreń.
Please see COMPOSITIONS.

We are confident that both this website and the drawings will add to the growing enthusiasm for these impressing ships.

Simon Koppes