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Aboard the boat you will find copies of special equipment that Jacques-Yves Cousteau used in his research.

This ship was an ordinary minesweeper until world-famous oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau converted it.
The Helicopter Padan, underwater observation compartment, scientific equipment, mini-submarines, underwater scooters, and more were installed by Cousteau to remake the ship into the legendary Calypso.
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While building our model of the research yacht, we tried to reproduce the minor details of Calipso.

Almost all special equipment can be moved: a helicopter with spinning propellers, mini-submarines are lowered on a winch, the anchor is lifted on a "chain"
Also the model has a unique hand mechanism that sets the boat in motion. Thanks to the wheels, it can travel 3–4 meters on a flat surface.
The Calypso is one of the most famous ships in the world
The Ocean Exploration Yacht is a customized wooden 3D model from WoodTrick to add to your collection. The model will appeal to all lovers of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, as well as fans of marine exploration and yachts. It won't be difficult to assemble if you follow all the instructions.

All of the materials we use to create the model are environmentally friendly, so you don't have to worry about harming the environment. This 3-D wooden model consists of wooden parts, toothpicks and rubber bands. We've added a lot of nautical-themed attributes to our model. For example, you can see special research equipment on board because Calypso is a research vessel. Jacques-Yves Cousteau designed much of his instruments himself, and they have always been on his ship. The completed model will perfectly decorate your table or shelf and will be an excellent gift for fans of exciting puzzles!

  • The model kit comes with clear, simple and very detailed instruction with illustrations.
  • Wood Trick wooden models are made from safe and environmentally friendly wood from all-natural trees without any added toxins or glues.
  • Even children can play with WoodTrick 3D puzzles, although we recommend parental supervision.
Every Wood Trick model:
  • enhances creative thinking skills,
  • promotes critical thinking skills,
  • develops problem-solving and reasoning skills.
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With toothpicks
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No glue
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With rubber band motor
  • Complexity
    5 level
  • Model Dimensions
    18.82*7.64*4.13 in
  • Number of pieces
  • Package Dimensions
    14.57*7.28*1.97 in
  • Assembly time
    6-8 hours
  • Package Weight
    3.66 lb
Download the tutorial↓
Each kit includes a printed manual. But if yours is damaged or you prefer the online version, you can download the pdf manual for the model here.
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Ocean Explorer Yacht

The Calypso is one of the most famous ships in the world. It’s belonged to th... The Calypso is one of the most famous ships in the world. It’s belonged to the ocean explorer and inventor Jacques-Yves Cousteau. We decided to pay tribute to the great scientist and to create wooden model of the Calypso.