Wooden Ship Kits
When Prince Charles of the House of Stuart, future King of England visited the Netherlands in 1660, he was
impressed with the small, pleasure boats the Dutch called 'yachts. The citizens of the city of Amsterdam presented him with such a vessel at the time of ascension to the throne. He brought the sport of yachting home to England. Charles II loved yachts, and during his reign he owned nearly thirty of them. The Yacht Mary is considered the predecessor of all pleasure boats.
Plank on frame construction
Mamoli's Yacht Mary is double planked in beech and walnut. Tanganyka and mahogany are used for trim and deck furniture. Keel, frames, decking and display stand are pre-cut. Ready to-use fittings are made of hardwood, brass and bronzed metal. Hull decorations and transom are bronzed metal, and eight cannon mounted on walnut carriages grace her decks. Nine sheets of plans with step-by-step instructions in English, French, Italian and German make for easy building.
Dimensions: Length 19" (483 mm) Height 18 - 7/8" (479mm) Scale: 1/54
This page was last updated November 15th 2010.