Santa Maria 1409 540mm
On October 12th 1492 Cristopher Columbus, in the service of Spain, set the Spanish flag on an island of an unknown world to Europe.
This extraordinary adventure was due to the strong perseverance of a foreign man haunted by the convinction that the Atlantic Ocean was but a sea, narrow enough to be sailed in a few days.
The Santa Maria was Columbus flagship and it is still one of the best known ships in the history of the navy. Columbus nicknamed it "Nao", but at the very beginning its name was La Gallega. Its owner Juan de la Cosa chartered it to Columbus for his journey to the unknown world.
This Amati kit boasts the the following features:
Precut wooden frame assembly.
Single planked hull construction in Walnut.
Planked Tanganyka decks.
Hull and deck fittings made from Brass, Walnut, Boxwood, and Beech.
Where appropriate, decorative detail is from cast metal
Ramin mast and yards
Various sizes of cord for standing and running rigging.
Walnut deadeyes and Walnut or Boxwood rigging blocks.
Multi language instruction manual.
Full sized profile and plan drawings with detail sheets to aid construction.