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Semi-Scale Model "Skipjack Sloop" Kit

Seaworthy Small Ships

A sloop is a sailing vessel with one fore-and-aft rigged mast that caries a headsail and a mainsail. The Skipjack carries a bermuda-rigged mainsail and a staysail. This sail plan is easy to single-hand if needed and allows the vessel to maneuver upwind. The solid brass ballast keel eliminates the use of lead and give this little ship the stability needed to go to sea.

The Skipjacks of the Chesapeake Bay comprise the last remaining fleet of working sailboats in North America. Used primarily for oyster dredging in winter months their powerful and efficient design has remained unchanged for over one hundred years! Seaworthy Small Ships' semi-scale model accurately depicts Skipjack details including the distinctive cutwater, trail boards, strongly raked leg of mutton rig and tiny push boat hanging in stern davits.

Semi-Scale Model Kits invite new and experienced modelers into a rewarding experience of wooden boatbuilding and sailing with easy to follow illustrated instructions and plans. All of our kits are designed by a boatbuilder to ensure that each model performs with the same sailing characteristics as their full-sized counterpart.

Kit Includes:

  • Brass, copper & galvanized fasteners
  • Individually hand-crafted solid wood hull
  • Brass port holes
  • Cotton rigging line
  • Adjustable rudder
  • Pre-cut & slotted wood spars
  • Poly sail material
  • Easy to follow instructions & plans
  • Pre-cut and drilled solid wood parts
  • Solid brass ballast keel
  • Wood display stand
  • Basswood bulwarks, rub rails and cabin details
  • Britannia metal ship’s wheel
  • Laser cut boom jaws

Tools Needed:

  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint
  • Craft knife
  • Straight pins
  • Needle-nose pilers
  • Needle
  • Glue

Seaworthy Small Ships' wooden model boat kits are more than just toys: they are designed by a boatbuilder and they really sail! All you need are a few household tools and imagination - everything else is included in the kit.


Maker: Seaworthy Small Ships
Manufactured In: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Recommended Ages: 12 & up
Packaging: Boxed
Finished Dimensions: 12" long by 3½" wide by 11" high (1?" keel)
Collection: Semi-Scale Model Kits