Billing Boats Mayflower


1:60 scale Wooden hull 20.47″H 25.59″L 5.31″W (experienced)

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Billing Boats Mayflower
Scale model of an English three-masted galleon. 1:60 scale Wooden hull 20.47″H 25.59″L 5.31″W (experienced).

The Mayflower was a famous ship that played a significant role in American history. It is best known for transporting the Pilgrims, a group of English separatists seeking religious freedom, to the New World in 1620. The Pilgrims, led by William Bradford, had originally intended to settle in the Virginia Colony, but due to stormy weather and navigational errors, they landed at Plymouth Rock in present-day Massachusetts.

The Mayflower was a relatively small ship, about 90 feet long, and carried around 102 passengers and a small crew on its historic voyage across the Atlantic. The journey was difficult, lasting over two months, with harsh conditions, cramped quarters, and a shortage of food and supplies. Despite these challenges, the Pilgrims persevered and established the Plymouth Colony, one of the first successful English settlements in the New World.

After arriving in America, the Mayflower remained anchored off the coast of Plymouth as the Pilgrims worked to build their new community. The ship eventually returned to England in April 1621, bringing some of the Pilgrims who had decided to abandon the colony and return home.

The Mayflower’s significance in American history is commemorated every year on Thanksgiving, a holiday that traces its roots to a feast shared by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621. The ship’s legacy also lives on through the Mayflower Compact, a document signed by the Pilgrims before disembarking that established a framework for self-government and cooperation within the colony.

Although the original Mayflower was eventually broken up and sold for parts, its memory lives on in the collective memory of Americans as a symbol of courage, perseverance, and the founding principles of religious freedom and self-governance. In recent years, efforts have been made to build a replica of the Mayflower, known as Mayflower II, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in America.

Billing Boats Mayflower kit includes a laser cut wooden hull and wooden strips, a full fittings set, sails, rigging line, plans and instruction manual in multiple languages. Scale model of an English three-masted galleon. 1:60 scale Wooden hull 20.47″H 25.59″L 5.31″W. Paint, tools and glue are not included.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 24 × 3 in