What were the ships of the great discovery of the New World like? Tradition always speaks of three caravels, a sort of swift ship with a light hull, several masts and an assortment of sails. Scholars advise that, in reality, Columbus’s fleet consisted of 2 caravels, Nina and Pinta, and of a “Nao”, Santa Maria, a boat with 3 masts, 2 square sails and a lateen one, provided with a foredeck, which makes it belong more to the class of carracks. The strong construction, together with nautical knowledge of the time and with the perception of the great sailor allowed such a great enterprise. The year 1492 is an historical date known all over the world.
Mini Mamoli Ship Kits
Mini-Mamoli kits feature solid hulls that are pre-carved and perfectly shaped. They are well detailed with laser cut parts, fine grain wood dowels for the masts and spars and individual planking strips for the decks. Scaled fittings include metal parts, cotton rigging and silk screen flags. One to one plans and simple instructions make these an easy 15-20 hour kit. Recommended for ages 14 and above.
- Scale 1:125
- Length: 335mm
- Height: 300mm