Just for fun,
but so much fun with her square topsail
Both Stuart and I have a strong interest in
the traditional, and this sailabte miniature along the lines
of an 18th century Royal Navy Stoop based upon a vee bottomed
plywood hull is a real treasure for those with a liking tor
character and gingerbread. Lots of sails and bits of string,
carved trailboards and ratlines, bowsprit and topmast, not
forgetting the square sail for downwind make Swiftsure pure
But fun should remain as such, and not be spoiled
by complexity so here we have a boat that can is easy to build,
can be quickly rigged due to the ratlines being ganged together
the bowsprit and topmasts housed, and much of the rigging
left lying in the pulleys, can be sailed in knee deep water
and yet can carry half a dozen people around the bay on regatta
Practicality and performance is a real criteria
even in a "tabloid" vessel such as this .
Just imagine the silhouette as she comes into
sight around the point at sunset, with flags flying, a miniature
cannon and a crew outfitted in tricome hats and sailor's caps,
this would be a great vehicle for a bunch of greying pirates
out for fun on a sunny day.
Plans prices include packaging and an
allowance for surface freight. If you would like a faster
means of delivery we can send by courier or airmail at extra
cost. All credit card sales are in New Zealand Dollars.
If you pay by check, you may use the price in your prefered
currency as below.
Note that we sell sails and are pleased to quote a freight
inclusive price to anywhere in the world, we have tan or
white, the sails come with sailbag, one reef and are completely
ready to go. Prices fluctuate slightly so we prefer to quote
each sail as the demand arises but you can bet that we are
competitive even with the freight included.