New Bedford Whaleboat 1860 1:16 scale 550mm
The New Bedford whaleboat was a light, swift craft. It was double ended so that it could reverse direction quickly and easily. It was planked with rot-resistant cedar only half an inch thick, with lapstrake construction.
A whaleboat could be dragged by the harpooned whale for many miles and at high rate, before the prey tired. Sometimes it took days to sail back, therefore drinkable water, food, tobacco, mast, sails and compass were always stored onboard.
This Amati kit boasts the the following features:
Precut wooden frame assembly.
Pre-cut clinker planks.
Walnut and Beech interior fittings.
Various sizes of cord
Multi language instruction manual.
Full sized profile and plan drawings with detail sheets to aid construction.