Now you can get this museum quality model of MS Johan van Oldenbarnevelt right in your own home or office. SavyBoat master craftsmen handcraft these nicely detailed models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with top quality wood such as rosewood, teak, and mahogany. The JVO replica is 100% handcrafted individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to to building of actual ship. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
The MS Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was built in Amsterdam at the Nederlandse Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, dockyard 194. The ship was launched on August 3, 1929 and construction was completed on March 13, 1930. She was powered by two propellers and two Sulzer diesel engines and had a maximum speed of 19 knots (35 km/h). The ship was 609 feet (186 m) long and measured 19,040 gross tons. The Johan van Oldenbarnevelt originally could accommodate 770 passengers: 366 in first class, 280 in second, 64 in third and 60 in fourth class. She could also carry as many as 360 crewmen. The ship had seven passenger decks and could carry 9,000 tons of additional cargo.
She was originally operated by the Netherland Line, and sailed between Amsterdam and the Dutch East Indies for nine years. Along with her sister ship, the Marnix van St Aldegonde, the Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was the largest Dutch ship at the time she was built. She was the eighty-ninth ship built for the Netherland Line.