Matthew Turner Brigantine

Matthew Turner Brigantine

$297

Skill Level

3

Scale

1 to 48

Manufacturer

Modellers Shipyard

Length

34.5" (870mm)

Height

27.5" (630mm)

SKU

MS1020

Matthew Turner Brigantine Model Ship Kit – Modellers Shipyard (1020)

The Matthew Turner Brigantine Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Modellers Shipyard. Modellers Shipyard offer historically accurate Wooden Model Ship Kits and Wooden Model Boat kits which are faithful interpretations of the original vessels. The comprehensive instructional DVDs, plans and highly detailed English instructions will assist you throughout the whole construction process. All ship model kits are double plank on bulkhead construction and only use the highest quality parts.

The main inspiration behind building Matthew Turner model ship kit was the Turner designed brigantine Galilee, launched in 1891. Galilee spent much of her career as a packet, making swift passages back and forth between San Francisco and South Sea ports. She ended her days on the Sausalito mudflats – Galilee Harbor is named for her – but her stern is preserved at Fort Mason and her stem at Benicia.

This model of Matthew Turner is expertly designed with a keel and bulkhead construction. A unique feature of this kit is that it has fairing laser score lines on the bulkheads to make the fairing accurate and symmetrical. All laser cutting is clean and crisp and all parts and fittings are of the highest quality. The English building instructions provide highly detailed step-by-step descriptions supported by colour photos of the model being built. The kit is single layer planked.

Additionally, a 4 DVD set on Building the Matthew Turner Brigantine is available – in this video set a master modeler demonstrates every step of building the model.

Matthew Turner Brigantine – Instructions

History of the Matthew Turner Brigantine

The Matthew Turner Brigantine launched at Sausalito, California in April 2017 the brigantine Matthew Turner is the largest wooden sailing ship to be built in the San Francisco Bay Area in more than 100 years. Built of Douglas fir and Oregon white oak Matthew Turner has an overall length of 132 feet (40m), a beam of 25 feet (7.6m) and displacement of 175 tons (160 tonnes).

The ship pays homage to the ship’s namesake. Matthew Turner (June 17, 1825 – February 10, 1909) was an American sea captain, shipbuilder and designer. He constructed 228 vessels, of which 154 were built in the Matthew Turner shipyard in Benicia, California. He built more sailing vessels than any other single shipbuilder in America,and can be considered “the ‘grandaddy’ of big time wooden shipbuilding on the US Pacific Coast.

 

Skill Level

3

Scale

1 to 48

Manufacturer

Modellers Shipyard

Length

34.5" (870mm)

Height

27.5" (630mm)

SKU

MS1020

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