New York pilot boat PHANTOM - a historic boat model


Ship model pilot boat PHANTOM



Scale 1 : 30, length 109 cm, width 23 cm, height 108 cm
More photos: several views of the model. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!


The New York pilot boat PHANTOM was built 1868 in East Boston. Till the beginning of the 20th century schooners like this were used in active service. The ship model is made with the US flag of these years (48 stars) and the pilot boat flag H at the foremast. In David R MacGregor's book, "The Schooner, Its Design and Development from 1600 to the Present" (see literature and links) a sail plan of the PHANTOM and rigging details are given on page 166.

Very much effort had been put into making the hull of elm wood. The boat model is 1 : 30 scale. Length is 109 cm, width 23 cm, height 108 cm.


Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos of the boat model. There are several views of the entire model and of details.