Providence Whaleboat Model Ship Kit
Artesania Latina have designed this model as a very good entry level kit which is ideal for beginners, or experts after a quick build.
Laser cut parts
Special Finishing Tips Included
Full colour, step by step, clear and easy to follow building instructions. Highly detailed accessories made from the highest quality materials including solid brass, shaped wood, cotton and high grade plastic. For ages 14+.
Whaleboat builders refined the craft's design, shaping it into a dependable means of getting close enough to a whale for the kill. A whaleship sailed with three to five whaleboats swinging from davits. They were approximately 30 feet long and six feet wide and pointed at both ends. They were equipped with mast, sail, and rudder, as well as oars and paddles.
Sleek lines gave these boats beauty as well as speed and manoeuvrability. Their uncomplicated design made them easy to repair which was important on long voyages due to damage caused during encounters with whales.
Each whaleboat had a crew of six. The boatheader, usually the captain or one of the mates, stood on a narrow piece of wood across the stern, handled the steering oar, and commanded the boat; The harpooneer or boatsteerer pulled the bow oar up front and four crewmen rowed with oars that were balanced in length so the boat could be rowed equally well by four or five men.