MV Anticosti

The original

The MV Anticosti is a common representative of a larger workboat, in this case a supply vessel used for offshore work. The Anticosti, originally "Jean Tide”, was built as an oil rig supply vessel and later converted by the Canadian Navy to serve as a minesweeper (HMCS Anticosti (MSA 110)). Her sister ship, "Joyce Tide”, was converted to the minesweeper "HMCS Moresby" (MSA 112). With the introduction of the Kingston-class patrol vessels, both ships were retired from active service and later sold to be used again as supply vessels. The Anticosti still is in active service today.

The Anticosti displaces 2,200 tons (deep load) and is 58.3 m (191 ft) long, with a beam of 13.1 m (43 ft). Driven by four diesel engines, it employs a total power of 4,600 horsepower. In addition, it uses a GillJet thruster to aid maneuverability (also referred as azimuth bow thruster or pump jet). The ship was built by Allied Shipbuilders Ltd. in Vancouver, along with three other vessels of the same family of design, i.e. "Lady Lisbeth", "Lady Vivien", "Lady Alexandra", all of which still are used today as offshore supply ships.

Information on the original:

    Anticosti on Shipspotting

    Anticosti on Wikipedia

The model

The Model is designed in 1:200 scale. It can be built as a model for static display or as a working RC boat. It is set up to enable radio control functions (RC), both for the two shafts (in Kort nozzles), the rudder and the GillJet, which is designed to be fully operational. Additionally, the radar and lights can be set up to work, and additional functionality can be designed. However, this model is not set up to be ready to run, it requires refinement and is only suitable for skilled model builders.

Size of the model

    scale        1:200

    length      29 cm

    width       6,5 cm

    draught    2,6 cm

    weight     230 grams

See the Anticosti gallery for more pictures.

The assembly manual is available for download in the download section. Similarly, the basic hull (without holes, decks, and fittings) can be downloaded there. The basic hull is also available at Shapeways for those who want to build the model from scratch.

The Kit

The Kit is available through Shapeways:

  1. Only the printed parts, directly from Shapeways

        You will need to register at Shapeways, the order
        is handled through their service
        delivery takes usually 3...4 weeks

  1. The total model consists of four sets of printed parts: hull and decks (including GillJet), superstructure, details 1 and details 2.

  2. To build the model as a static model, a propeller without function is available.

  3. The assembly manual is available in the download section.

  4. In case of problems or questions, don‘t hesitate to contact me: