Xebec Pirate Ship Model
35"L x 7"W x 27"H
Here is a rare hand built wooden model boat. It takes over 200 hours by a master craftsman to build. The XEBEC pirate ship is carefullly constructed using the plank on frame method for the utmost in realism. This ship model come's to you straight from the builder fully assembled. There is a limited supply so don't miss out!
Construction: Months of research goes into the planning of these model boats. Original plans and pictures are used for their design and realism.
Rosewood: For the hull
Ebony: for blocks and details
English Sycamore: for the hull
Blackwood: for the hull
Mahogany: For the masts, squares and crows nests
Cherry wood: for the deck
Metal: cannons, muskets, anchors and other tiny details chrome plate, brass plate and gold plate
Sails and rigging are made of linen. Each model ship is examined during various stages of manufacturing and shipping to ensure the highest quality and accuracy possible for your investment.
The three masted Xebec with its lateen sails was used for centuries in the Mediteranean as a merchant ship because of its speed and shallow draught. It was not long before Corsairs, the pirates of the Mediteranean, decided on the Xebec as their vessel of choice for lighting fast attacks on heavier ladened merchant ships. With its fourteen cannons slung low in the waists, the Xebec would hole her prey just inchs above the waterline making escape impossible. Six culverins were mounted along the poop deck for close action or just in case the crew tried to mutiny. Oars were used when the wind failed giving the Xebec the upper hand in attacking other vessels or fleeing the authorities.