Arabella Tall Ship Model
This is an exclusive limited production custom hand built model tall ship of the Arabella. This hand crafted hardwood model is scratch built plank on frame model of the original ship Arabella. Don't miss out as this model ship will sell out in a hurry!
We pride ourselves on the quality of our model ships and this model is a perfect example of the quality we portray to our customers.
The rigging is made of linen, the accents and badges are made of metal which we cast ourselves.
Requires hundreds of hours to build from scratch (not from a model kit) by our master artisans.
Plank on frame construction (a painstaking process where each individual plank is added to the hull one at a time).
Built with rare, high quality woods such as rosewood, cherry, teak and birch.
The model rests perfectly on a large wood base.
Masterfully stitched canvas sails.
Metal anchors and brass cannons.
Significant deck detail.
To build this ship, extensive research was done using various sources such as museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual ship.
The Hull is varnished to resemble the original.
L: 36 W: 11.5 H: 32 Inches
The Arbella or Arabella was the flagship of the Winthrop Fleet on which, between April 8 and June 12, 1630, Governor John Winthrop, other members of the Company and Puritan emigrants transported themselves and the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Company from England to Salem, thereby giving legal birth to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. John Winthrop is reputed to have given the famous "City upon a Hill" sermon aboard the ship. Also on board was the first female poet to be published from the New World, Anne Bradstreet and her family.
The ship was at first known as the Eagle. Its name was changed in honor of Lady Arabella Johnson, who was a member of Winthrops company, along with her husband, Isaac Johnson. Lady Arabella was the daughter of Thomas Clinton, 3rd Earl of Lincoln.
Between April 8 and June 12, 1630, a fleet of 17 ships carrying over 1000 passengers set sail from Yarmouth, England to Salem, Massachusetts. It was under the command of Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop, who sailed with 400 emigrants aboard the flagship “Arabella.” This 28-gun ship also transported the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Company to Salem, thereby giving legal birth to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.