Mariefred Kit Gets German Magazine Award

We have few details, but it was reported to us that a German magazine presented what I believe is a magazine reader’s award for for best display model for Nordic Class Boat’s Mariefred kit to… Krick.

Mariefred award 2015

Krick is a German kit manufacturer that sells the Nordic Class Boats kits in Germany. Why Krick received the award and not Nordic Class Boats is not known.

Still… congratulations to all involved! It is a great kit as has been illustrated by our own customers, including Bob Burnside, whose Mariefred model photos we posted recently.


In addition to the Mariefred, we also carry all of manufacturer’s other kits including:

  • The Bohuslän – a steamer similar to the Mariefred
  • CB90H – Used by the US Navy as the Riverine Command Boat
  • Svea – Nordic fishing trawler
  • Svea R/C – Large scale R/C version of the Nordic fishing trawler
  • Solö Ruff – Classic Swedish-built day cruiser “Baltic Sea Chaser”
  • Schooner Vega – Swedish Tall Ship, built as a freighter in 1909.

Check them all out at Ages of Sail!




Mariefred by Nordic Class Boats – Ship Modeler Bob Burnside Shares His Photos


We just heard from one of our customers, Bob Burnside, that he recently completed his build of the s/s Mariefred, a 1/32-scale model of a Swedish coastal steamer.

According to the manufacturer’s website “s/s Mariefred is the steamship that is owned by Gripsholms-Mariefreds Ångfartygs AB and has been serving the route Stockholm – Enhörna – Mariefred since 1903. It is probably the ship that has been serving the same route for the longest consecutive years and still doing it with it’s original steamengine. The ship is an important part of shipping history in the lake Mälaren and it is in service every summer.”

Bob went an extra step and added interior LED lighting. You can visit his build log on The NRG’s Model Ship World.




In the last photo, while it is a daylight shot, if you look closely, you can see the LEDs Bob installed in the model’s interior. Compare this with the middle photo and you’ll definitely see the light!

This beautifully built model is just over 3′ long. If you’re interested in building one yourself, you can find it on Ages of Sail, the U.S. Distributor for kits from Nordic Class Boats. Ω

Build Log of the s/s Mariefred from Nordic Class Boats

s/s MarieFred from Nordic Class Boats

s/s MarieFred from Nordic Class Boats

We recently discovered a build log by one of our customers, Bob Burnside, who is building the Swedish coastal steamer Mariefred kit. This is one of the kits we introduced last year. This is one of 6 kits in the Nordic Class Boats line from Sweden. All of their kits are based on currently operating vessels. The Mariefred kit, at a scale of 1:35, comes out to just over 3 feet in length and is suitable for R/C operation.

Bob was kind enough to give us permission to post a link to his build log, which you can visit on MSW here: Bob’s Mariefred build log

The kit is a product of Nordic Atlast AB, but they are actually manufactured by Turk Model. The Turk Model website has a nice gallery of photos that you can see on their site here: Mariefred Gallery

And of course, you can buy yours now at Ages of Sail!