Leida Dutch Pleasure Boat 1775 Model Ship Kit – Corel (SM57)
The Leida Dutch Pleasure Boat 1775 Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Corel Model Ship Kits & Corel Model Boat Kits. Corel Model Ships are historically accurate and all ship model kits contain the highest quality parts, cast metal fittings and photo-etched brass parts, and the best available timbers. Wherever possible all parts are pre-cut and ready for assembly.
History of the Leida Dutch Pleasure Boat 1775
The famous naval architect F.H.Chapman in his treaty ‘Architettura Navalis Mercatoria’ of 1775, sketched and described a small Dutch fishing boat. He finished it off, however, with light and pleasant decorations which transformed it into an original and elegant pleasure boat and give it the name of ‘A Dutch Herrenyacht’. The Leida too, has its origins in one of the typical Dutch fishing boats of the 18th century.
The LEIDA – Dutch Pleasure Boat 1775 is a lightweight pleasure boat can be distinguished from other ships of its period by the side stabilizers which are typically Dutch, and the large triangular spanker, without a boom, tied to the long gaff or bar, supported in the middle by the halyard and sloping downwards until the end rests almost at the base of the main mast.