LM003 - Spirit of Free Enterprise


Linkspan Models are aiming to release this model of the Spirit of Free Enterprise in the Autumn of 2017. She was the first in a class of three RORO ferries built for Townsend Thoresen in the late 1970s.

Spirit of Free Enterprise was operated by Townsend Thoresen through much of the 80s before the company was bought by P&O. Following the tragic loss of her sister ship, the Herald of Free Enterprise in March 1987, P&O modified the appearance of the Spirit of Free Enterprise. Her colours changed to P&O's blue and white livery and she was renamed Pride of Kent.


Her hull was extended by 31m in 1991. In 2003 she was bought by GA Ferries and renamed the Anthi Marina to operate on routes between Piraeus, Kos and Rhodes. She was laid up in Elefsis Bay in 2011 and finally scrapped in Aliaga, Turkey in 2012.


Length: 152.77m    Beam: 25.2m    Draught: 6.02m

Spirit of Free Enterprise

Linkspan Models build to 1/96th scale. When completed, the Spirit of Free Enterprise kit measures:



Length: 54.1" Beam: 9.5" Draught: 2.3" Displacement: 19.8 lbs



Length:137cm Beam: 24cm Draught: 6.0cm Displacement: 9.0 kg


This kit will include a glassfibre hull, laser-cut styrene superstructure parts, etched brass detail frets, resin cast and 3D printed fittings, vac formed lifeboats and funnel. Prop shafts and brass propellors, wood strip and brass wire are also included.


To accompany these will be 8 A1-sized drawings showing detailed plan and elevation views of each deck.

The kit will also come with a comprehensive set of building instructions, 3D assembly drawings, a CD of photographs of the prototype build and detailing information enabling the completion of the model in her Townsend-Thoresen or P&O livery.


To purchase the Spirit of Free Enterprise kit, please click on the order form and contact link above.