Model of a Whitehall Boat of 1860s


Model of a Whitehall Boat of 1860s



Scale 1 : 10, length 42 cm, width 14 cm, height 11 cm
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Price 700 Euro, plus transport cost


The Whitehall boat of New York

The Whitehall was one of the most noted rowing work-boats in USA. It rowed easily and moved fast in smooth or choppy waters. It was designed not for open sea but for bays and harbour work. The boat took its name from Whitehall Street in New York where the boats seem to have first been built and were recognized as a type or class by the 1830s.

A description and plans of the Whitehall 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 Whitehall boat model, photos, description and dimensions

The ship model was built in mahogany and walnut according to plans of the Brooklyn Navy Yard of the 1860s that are shown in the book by Chapelle (see above).
There are more pictures, views of the entire ship model and closer views of details.   


This model of the Whitehall 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 42 cm, width 14 cm, height 11 cm (including stand). The model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.

Price of the ship model and transport

The price of the model is 700 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: .

Please contact him, if you are interested in this model.