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OUT OF STOCKNG!

VINTAGE BEETLE WHALEBOAT 
of 1845


Built by Authentic Models - Discontinued 1990 One Only!
Includes original carton, stand and wall mounting bracket

A vintage hand crafted, large size, high quality model of the " Beetle New Bedford Whaleboat" with all original accessories and packaging. 


DIMENSIONS:  36 L x 20.5 H x 8 W Inches         WEIGHT of model ex gear 3 Lbs
PRICE REDUCED TO $425.00 plus shipping to 48 contiguous States $45.00


 

Presented is a huge 36 inch model of a New England 19th Century completely equipped whaleboat,  replicating the design made popular by Charles Beetle of New Bedford, Massachusetts during the mid 1800s.  This model was made following the original plank-on-frame method of construction using lapstrake planks and full inner lining with thwarts over. It was built from scratch and most certainly is a fine example of the model maker's art. The paint on the hull has extensive crackling, but the model dates to the end of the 20th Century.

 

It comes completely equipped with 4 pulling oars and one long steering oar, two tubs with coiled line in place, three casks, rudder, mast and stitched standing lug rig sail with reef points. It is true to the original with whaling gear and copper fittings including harpoon, lance and cutting spade heads, knife blades. The oarlocks and mast hardware add an additional touch of realism. The original cradle and a wall bracket in the form of davits are included.

A model of a Beetle whaleboat sold at the January 31, Christies Auction for $2400.00!


The Beetle whaleboat is characterized by the curvature of the stern and bow chock construction.   Built specifically for the sperm fishery, the Beetle whaleboat is 29 feet long and weighs 1,200 pounds. An original Beetle whaleboat can be seen in the Nantucket Whaling Museum.

From 1720 to 1920, nearly 60,000 whaleboats were built for the American whaling industry. With a useful life of no more than three years, whaleboats were discarded in port and at sea  throughout the world. Of this large number, only a one or two dozen have survived to become part of today's museum collections

     Lots of crackled paint & centerboard
  Ribs, thwarts, centerboard trunk & lever

     Tubs, spades, buckets and harpoons      
          Rudder, tiller and snubbing line

This model is a special find for that person who appreciates our extensive American whaling history

OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned within five days of receipt in its original packaging if without damage. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization from us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer if an error is due to our fault.

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