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A traditional trawler made by the Anciens Chantiers Dubigeon (ACD) in Nantes, the Volontaire (SM767) was launched in February 1950. It was armed by the Malo Trawler Association, and its home port was Saint-Malo in Brittany. MARIE JEANNE was her sister ship whose home port was CONCARNEAU. Very modern for the time, it was equipped with a 1100 horsepower BW (Burmeister and Wain) diesel engine. Originally designed to fish from both sides, it was later modified to remove the trawl gallows from port side. Decommissioned at the beginning of the 1970s, it was dismantled in Bilbao in March 1973.


Because it's important to us!

At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

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