Port of Rotterdam 

Printed boats for jubilee celebrators

Port of Rotterdam assigned Daan de Haan to design and realise a 3D printed version of a port authority patrol vessel.


This design aspires to present an abstract but recognisable icon, based on the drawings of the RPA 12 (a boat type). The RPA symbolises Port of Rotterdam’s core business.

The boat models have been produced in an innovative 3D print of synthetics and metal, with a bronze, silver or gold finish. So a sturdy and industrial 3D print, with tasty refinement and detail. The boat rests on a rough oak pedestal with a laser inscription.

These boats are offered in gratitude to jubilee celebrators and are probably shown with pride on window sills in the Rotterdam area..