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Here is a dandy little ship that will make you proud to own. It
is our new model of the well loved Marshall 18 Sanderling Catboat that has been in continuous production since the 1960's.
She is built using the same quality plank on bulkhead construction
as are all of our models. And you will see she is a perfect reproduction of this great class. The Marshall 18 is a stellar
addition to the famous American designed vessels for which we are becoming noted.
The model features a beautifully shaped hull with plumb
bow and huge barndoor rudder hung off the transom, glistening in white enamel, red boot top, and green bottom paint. Her mast,
boom and gaff sparkle in varnish. Decks and cabin are covered in silk and painted to look like the canvas
used on the real boats, The rigging, is authentic down to the last detail. Mounted on three brass finials and a
varnished wood base, she makes an incomparable model. A perfect addition to your home, den or office.
Even though modeled after a small catboat, she is a big
model. 23" overall, 39" tall (base to the top of mast) with a beam of 9"
Everything about the Sanderling is exceptional. We
hesitate to use the term, but this is a near museum quality model, at an unrealistically low price. If you've been browsing on the internet, you will be hard pressed to find something that represents
boats that are North American in design, and are executed as finely overall. You can spend a lot more money for
so called museum quality detailing, but you can get the same satisfaction from our new line of moderately priced high
In addition to the Marshall 18, make sure to inquire about two
different sizes of the Schooner Bluenose, a Friendship sloop, Schooner America, the much admired Herreshoff 12.5, the
Schooner Adventuress, J Class Rainbow, and also the NEW Lumber Schooner WAWONA and ocean racer Dorade.
As a retired professional mariner, and collector myself, I see many
models that are sold at give away prices, and when you look at them closely, you can see why. They are not true to the original
and are mostly of foreign vessels. We are in the process of changing that by providing high quality models of boats known
and loved by American sailors at a reasonable price that will give you lasting enjoyment, and pride of ownership.
CATBOAT HISTORY: Catboats started out as workboats.
According to marine historian Howard I. Chapelle, beamy, single-sailed centerboarders with half-decked hulls and barn door
rudders began to appear in America around 1840, when, for the first time, there was sufficient demand to make fishing from
small boats profitable. Sailed mostly in Lower New York Harbor and on Cape Cod Bay, cats fished, freighted, ferried, and packeted
for decades. Their simplicity, stability, and shallow draft made them versatile, and their efficiency and ease of handling
made them popular. In the 1880s and 90s, catboat racing flourished, especially around New
York. In that Gilded Age, unlimited sandbaggers with huge sail area and live ballast crew who moved from side to side with
each tack to keep the boats upright. The Marshall 18, has that same expansive sail area for her short length and large barndoor
rudder which helps her from heading up in a fresh breeze.
MARSHALL SANDERLING 18:
SANDERLINGS close hauled
In 1962 Breck Marshall undertook an exhaustive study to recreate
the best of the catboat designs. That same year saw the first SANDERLING built, using the modern-day fiberglass materials for her hull, deck, and cabin construction. The results
have been boats enjoyed by today's families for daysailing, racing, or extensive coastal cruises. For over 30 years, The Marshall
Company's SANDERLING has been a leadrerof the industry and it is said that their quality is virtually the same as the
specifications laid down by Breck Marshall.
MARSHALL 18 DIMENSIONS:
LOA: 18 feet 2 inches
Beam: 8 feet 6 inches
Draft: 19 inches board up,
4 feet 4 inches board down
Displacement: 2,200 pounds
MODEL DIMENSIONS: 23" L x 39" H x 9"
W WEIGHT 4 lbs
MINOR ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: To save cost, this model is shipped
with its mast down. It only has a headstay so it's a simple affair to step the mast, and rig the halyard and lazyjacks,
and attach the sails. The detailed instructions are excellent, but in the remote chance you have a problem, email or
call us for guidance.