The grand exhibition of sailing craft that opened in Amsterdam today, at the R.A.I. building,?
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G.V.Pan Ditto, military police controlling.
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G.V. Crowded street, cars in parade.
S.V. into C.U. Portrait of President Wilson.
T.S.V. Masked old Korean King & Queen riding in jeep.
L.V. Police on horseback controlling crowds.
S.V. Masked old Korean Knight in jeep.
S.V. Farmer's float passes camera, pan to another.
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Pan down from the roof of the hall to the ships.
Diff. introduction shots from the boats on show.
Diff. shots of the Helicampter.
Interest for the models of the old sailing ships (schooner 1850), ending with a modal of a small motorboat.
Pan down of British double-boat.
Plastic motor cruiser GBP3950.-. Two shots.
Row of different sailing boats.
Three shots of speedboats, yearning for the water.
Note: Mirror of Holland was present.
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Background: The grand exhibition of sailing craft that opened in Amsterdam today, at the R.A.I. building, illustrates an interesting intrusion of the old craft of boat building by science. Plastic materials are being used more and more for the construction of the hulls in sail boats, dinghies and luxury cruisers.
One such boat, a motor cruiser, shown at this exhibition is priced at GBP3,950. Although this material is dearer than the usual woods it has certain properties that make it preferable to them.
An interesting novelty at the Show was a Helicamper. This vessel incorporates the advantages of a helicopter and a double-berth motor boat. It contains two seats and two sleeping berths and is powered by a jet engine. The main drawback being that it can take off and land only on water. The fuel-consumption is about the same as for a large motor car and the take off distance about 200 feet. In the air it can reach a speed of 25 miles per hour and climb 6000 feet.
The costs for the necessary building materials is in the region of GBP200, excluding the engine.
Sailing is a sport near and dear to the heart of every Dutchman. From the earliest years he craves for a vessel of some sort, beginning with a canoe and hoping to end with a luxury cruiser. At this exhibition there is a range of craft to satisfy any Dutchman whatever his age.