|Ship name||No Man's Land Boat|
|Scale||1 : 10|
|Material hull||Wood, walnut, pear|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Transport cost||Please inquire|
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There has been a special kind of beach boats that were used on the south side of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, in the vicinity of the Vineyard Sound. The type-name usually applied to these craft was "No Man's Land boats" as many were once employed at a fishing camp on that island. The boats were double-ended and about 17 or 18 feet long. A iron strap protected the keel in beaching. By the end of the 19th century they got a center board. They were all open and lightly clinker-built from cedar and oak. They had two loose-footed spritsails of small area with light spars that could be easily taken away and stowed in the boat.
A description and plans of the No Man's Land boat are
given in the book by Howard I. Chapelle, American Small Sailing Craft, W W
Norton & Co Inc, New York and London 1951, ISBN 0393031438.
The ship model was
built in pear and walnut according to plans in the book by Chapelle (see
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This model of the No Man's Land boat was built by Rainer Wedel, Geestland, Germany. He is model maker at the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum (Maritime Museum of Germany) in Bremerhaven.
The boat is a very beautiful,
fine piece of work, a true master piece.
The model is 1 : 10 scale. Length is 55 cm, width 17 cm, height 47 cm (including stand). The model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
The price of the model is 950 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be easily shipped in a transport box.
The ship model is available from the builder, Mr. Rainer Wedel, Grasacker 10, 27607 Geestland, Germany,
phone +49 4743 9132632, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please contact him, if you are interested in this model.