Billing Boats Andrea Gail


Scale is 1:60
14.2 inches long
12.6 inches tall
4.2 inch beam

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Billing Boats Andrea Gail

The Andrea Gail was a commercial fishing vessel that gained notoriety due to its tragic fate during the “Perfect Storm” of 1991. The ship, originally launched in 1978 as the Miss Penny, was a 72-foot-long steel-hulled fishing boat based in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

In October 1991, the Andrea Gail and its crew of six experienced fishermen set out from Gloucester for a fishing trip in the Atlantic Ocean. However, they encountered a powerful and rare convergence of weather systems that led to what meteorologists dubbed the “Perfect Storm.” The storm, which consisted of a hurricane merging with a strong nor’easter, created massive waves and hurricane-force winds along the East Coast.

Despite efforts to navigate the treacherous conditions, the Andrea Gail and its crew were lost at sea. The ship’s last known position was approximately 180 miles east of Sable Island, Nova Scotia. The fate of the Andrea Gail and its crew became the subject of speculation and later inspired a book by Sebastian Junger titled “The Perfect Storm,” which was adapted into a Hollywood film in 2000.

The loss of the Andrea Gail and its crew served as a grim reminder of the dangers faced by commercial fishermen operating in the North Atlantic, especially during severe weather events. The tragedy of the Andrea Gail remains a somber chapter in maritime history and is a testament to the risks and challenges faced by those who make a living at sea.

The Billing Boats Andrea Gail kit contains laser cut wood boards, wood planking, a full set of fittings, plans and diagrams and a multi-language instruction manual. The ships scale is 1:60, The built model will be 14.2 inches long, 12.6 inches tall and has a beam of 4.2 inches. This kit does not contain glue, paint or tools.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 4 in


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