Ships within 8-10 days
At the end of 1622, the first marina was opened in Amsterdam, so the owners of pleasure yachts ‘would have a secure place to lay their yachts in an adequate way’. By now, the prosperity of the low countries had grown to such an extent that the richer class could afford yachts just for the pleasure of sailing.
The model is in scale 1:50 and consists of laser-cut frames, walnut planks and various other laser-cut parts. The building instructions (in Dutch, English and German) are based on photos. The model includes a sail kit (self-build, stitching required) and a stand.
The model comes standard with simple wooden blocks for the rigging, but can be extended with luxurious, authentic blocks for a historically more accurate model.
Difficulty is 1 on a scale of 4.
Dimensions of the model when built: length approx. 28 cm, width approx. 7 cm, height approx. 31 cm.