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Batavia Painted Ship Model

As far as ships go, it would be a challenge to find a more entertaining story than that of the Batavia. This is why the Batavia is among our most popular wooden model ships. The Batavia is a ship with a revealing, treacherous history, which to this day is still being revealed and expanded upon.

It’s a sailing relic; one that, since it was first built in 1628, became an essential part of naval story-telling. It’s today the perfect example of what happens when a bad plan is hatched, and what people will do when their worst plans come unstuck. The Batavia, then, may have been a success in its original mission – but how it came to be a success is one of the most enthralling stories in naval history.

With a rich backstory and a story which his perfect for detailing the pressures of life at sea, the Batavia could have a movie made about it. If you are looking for a ship model that feels entirely different to the rest, then, this may be the one for you.

Meticulously handcrafted and painted, this 95cm Batavia ship model in 1:60 is a fantastic choice of your nautical décor theme.

Key features of the wooden Batavia ship models:

  • An authentic on the Batavia using impressive scaling and planning for immense accuracy.
  • A 1:60 scale Batavia model ship, made at 95 x 20 x 76cm (other sizes available).
  • Fully assembled and ready to be put on display direct on arrival.
  • Hand-built using attention to detail and choice of material for the most realistic ship model.
  • Designed to help adjust and move with changes in the climate, improving lifespan.
  • Wood used when it should be, and metal used for things like cannons, muskets and anchors.
  • Gun ports accurately cut into the hull, not just stuck on, for best effect.
  • Realistic decking, including the introduction of impressive lifeboats – with oars.
  • Comes with a strong, sturdy wooden base perfect for putting your ship model on display.
  • Metal name plate included and a history certificate of the Batavia model ship also included.

It would be more impressive to display your Batavia model in a hardwood & perspex display cabinet specially designed for tall ship replicas.

About the Batavia 

As one of the most important naval ships of its era, the Batavia first came to be in October 1628. It was built by the Dutch East India Company, and was used for the collection of spices. Under the command of Francois Pelsaert and Adriaen Jacobsz, the ship was a major part of the success of the ear. Another person onboard was that of Jeronimus Cornelisz, a pharmacist on the run due to ‘heretical’ thinking.

Cornelisz and Jacobsz came up with the daring plan to try and steel the ship, starting a new life elsewhere. Jacobz deliberately sabotaged their direction when leaving South Africa, steering the ship off course from the rest of the fleet. By forcing a mutiny with other members of the crew, they attempted to force Pelsaert into disciplinary action and thus a mutiny.

This did not work, though. Eventually, in June 1629, the ship hit a reef not far from Beacon Island, which is close to the present Western Australian coast. Sadly, many drowned when escaping to the nearby islands. The islands produced little by way of survival aids, so a group of the passengers – Pelsaert, included – set off to find water via longboat. Eventually, they headed to the city of Batavia (modern day Jakarta), and took over 30 days.

Pelsaert returned to save everyone else from the crash, arriving nearly two months after first leaving Batavia. What he found, though, was something from a nightmare. Cornelisz and Jakobsz had managed to kill as many as 125 of the people left behind, indirectly, using their influence to convince others to do it for him.

A great battle ensued, and the combined forces of Pelsaert and those still fighting off the mutineers won. The worst offenders were executed on the island, while the rest were tried in Batavia – apart form a duo of sailors who were left behind. Though Jackobsz managed to avoid execution, it’s likely he died in prison.

The port of Batavia, then, was supposed to house 341 people aboard the ship. In total, just 68 made it back. After all was said and done, the ship was returned to the Dutch in 1656, never to serve as a host for a major journey again.

The wreck of the Batavia was eventually discovered, too, with excavation beginning off the coast of Western Australia in 1972. This large-scale project was among the most ambitious ever undertaken, especially by the Western Australian Museum. What eventually was saved was stored in Freemantle, for the first time since 1629, where relics recovered from the wreckage can be found.

Indeed, a replicate of the Batavia was put together at the Batavia Wharf, back in its native Netherlands. This took around a decade, from 1985-1995, before it was transported to Western Australia. Taken by barge, the replica of the Batavia has been stored at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney.

Shipping & Delivery

We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

  1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
  2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
  3. Best prices online guaranteed.
  4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

    In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

    We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.

    Batavia Painted Ship Model

    As far as ships go, it would be a challenge to find a more entertaining story than that of the Batavia. This is why the Batavia is among our most popular wooden model ships. The Batavia is a ship with a revealing, treacherous history, which to this day is still being revealed and expanded upon.

    It’s a sailing relic; one that, since it was first built in 1628, became an essential part of naval story-telling. It’s today the perfect example of what happens when a bad plan is hatched, and what people will do when their worst plans come unstuck. The Batavia, then, may have been a success in its original mission – but how it came to be a success is one of the most enthralling stories in naval history.

    With a rich backstory and a story which his perfect for detailing the pressures of life at sea, the Batavia could have a movie made about it. If you are looking for a ship model that feels entirely different to the rest, then, this may be the one for you.

    Meticulously handcrafted and painted, this 95cm Batavia ship model in 1:60 is a fantastic choice of your nautical décor theme.

    Key features of the wooden Batavia ship models:

    • An authentic on the Batavia using impressive scaling and planning for immense accuracy.
    • A 1:60 scale Batavia model ship, made at 95 x 20 x 76cm (other sizes available).
    • Fully assembled and ready to be put on display direct on arrival.
    • Hand-built using attention to detail and choice of material for the most realistic ship model.
    • Designed to help adjust and move with changes in the climate, improving lifespan.
    • Wood used when it should be, and metal used for things like cannons, muskets and anchors.
    • Gun ports accurately cut into the hull, not just stuck on, for best effect.
    • Realistic decking, including the introduction of impressive lifeboats – with oars.
    • Comes with a strong, sturdy wooden base perfect for putting your ship model on display.
    • Metal name plate included and a history certificate of the Batavia model ship also included.

    It would be more impressive to display your Batavia model in a hardwood & perspex display cabinet specially designed for tall ship replicas.

    About the Batavia 

    As one of the most important naval ships of its era, the Batavia first came to be in October 1628. It was built by the Dutch East India Company, and was used for the collection of spices. Under the command of Francois Pelsaert and Adriaen Jacobsz, the ship was a major part of the success of the ear. Another person onboard was that of Jeronimus Cornelisz, a pharmacist on the run due to ‘heretical’ thinking.

    Cornelisz and Jacobsz came up with the daring plan to try and steel the ship, starting a new life elsewhere. Jacobz deliberately sabotaged their direction when leaving South Africa, steering the ship off course from the rest of the fleet. By forcing a mutiny with other members of the crew, they attempted to force Pelsaert into disciplinary action and thus a mutiny.

    This did not work, though. Eventually, in June 1629, the ship hit a reef not far from Beacon Island, which is close to the present Western Australian coast. Sadly, many drowned when escaping to the nearby islands. The islands produced little by way of survival aids, so a group of the passengers – Pelsaert, included – set off to find water via longboat. Eventually, they headed to the city of Batavia (modern day Jakarta), and took over 30 days.

    Pelsaert returned to save everyone else from the crash, arriving nearly two months after first leaving Batavia. What he found, though, was something from a nightmare. Cornelisz and Jakobsz had managed to kill as many as 125 of the people left behind, indirectly, using their influence to convince others to do it for him.

    A great battle ensued, and the combined forces of Pelsaert and those still fighting off the mutineers won. The worst offenders were executed on the island, while the rest were tried in Batavia – apart form a duo of sailors who were left behind. Though Jackobsz managed to avoid execution, it’s likely he died in prison.

    The port of Batavia, then, was supposed to house 341 people aboard the ship. In total, just 68 made it back. After all was said and done, the ship was returned to the Dutch in 1656, never to serve as a host for a major journey again.

    The wreck of the Batavia was eventually discovered, too, with excavation beginning off the coast of Western Australia in 1972. This large-scale project was among the most ambitious ever undertaken, especially by the Western Australian Museum. What eventually was saved was stored in Freemantle, for the first time since 1629, where relics recovered from the wreckage can be found.

    Indeed, a replicate of the Batavia was put together at the Batavia Wharf, back in its native Netherlands. This took around a decade, from 1985-1995, before it was transported to Western Australia. Taken by barge, the replica of the Batavia has been stored at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney.

    Shipping & Delivery

    We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

    Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

    All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

    Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

    In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

    So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

    We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

    OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

    1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
    2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
    3. Best prices online guaranteed.
    4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

      In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

      We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.


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