|Dimensions L x H x W||29 × 77 × 9 cm|
Wooden ship model kit of Dutch Whaler
Dutch Whaler ship model kit is one of the great ship models offered by Premier Ship Models from our Mantua range of model ship kits. Mantua Model UK Ltd, established in 1997 is part of one of the largest model manufacturers in the world, the Italian Mantua Group. Mantua Model Company also produces one of the largest range of high quality model ships fittings consisting of deadeyes, blocks, stanchions and rigging ropes. Our range of model ships from Mantua is made from laser cut beach ply and walnut wood.
If you are unable the build the ship model yourself for any reason, Premier Ship Models offer the service of assembling the model kit for you and despatch it as a ready-made model.
The original Dutch Whaler and other ships of this kind were used for hunting whales. These ships were designed to be able to carry a big cargo thanks a flat broadly curved keel. One of the disadvantages of these ships was that they were slow and fat, which made them a good target for pirates. The mast stood upright instead of inclining aft and the sails were stained from boiling of whale fat.