This highly detailed cross section of Admiral Nelson's flagship recreates five decks of life aboard the H.M.S. Victory. Correct hull shape is guaranteed by pre-formed poplar plywood hull sections, ready for planking.
Mantua's kit is built using balsa logs tied with rope to form a water-tight platform. The top of the platform, which serves as the deck, is finished with woven balsa strips. A deck-house, built of basswood strips and covered with laser-cut wooden pieces to simulate a thatched roof.
Mare Nostrum is a typical Mediterranean trawler and was built at Arenys de Mar, near Barcelona. Her name simply means Our Sea and she's been the pride of the Mediterranean since the birth of the Diesel engine.
The Mary Ann is the model which Billing Boats started with in 1958. the ship is a typical 45 ton cutter commonly seen in the harbor at Esbjerg, Denmark. Often more than 600 cutters of this type can be seen at the same time.
The felucca is a small wooden boat with a sharply raked mast and a large triangular sail hanging from a long, two-piece yard. They are light and maneuverable, carrying 10 passengers and a crew of two or three.
Small ships like the Scotland were used to transport goods and passengers in the Baltic in the mid to late 1700's. They had pleasing lines and impressive sails which distinguished them from other boats plying the same trade.