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Ocean-going tug manufactured at Ateliers et Chantiers de France in Dunkerque for the Société de Remorquage et de Sauvetage du Nord, the JEAN BART was christened on February 25, 1956. Fitted with two 1250 CV Werkspoor diesel motors, each on the same driveshaft, it was, at the time, one of Europe’s largest ocean-going tugs. Subsequent to her decommissioning in Dunkirk in January 1965, she was sold in Holland during July of the same year and renamed The Utrecht. In 1977, she began a third life in Greece under the name Kriti. In 1993, she left for Honduras, where she would ultimately be definitively retired from service.


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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