Billing Boats Will Everard

$157.30

BB601
Billing Boats Level: Beginner
Scale: 1:67
Length: 58cm
Beam: 12cm
Height: 49cm

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Description

Billing Boats Will Everard

The Will Everard is a historic British sailing barge that has a rich maritime history. The vessel was built in 1925 by Wivenhoe Shipyard in Essex, England for F.T. Everard & Sons, a prominent shipping company specializing in the transportation of bulk cargo along the coasts and rivers of the United Kingdom.

The Will Everard was originally used to transport a variety of goods, such as grain, coal, and timber, between ports in the UK and Europe. The barge was known for its impressive cargo-carrying capacity and sturdy construction, making it a reliable workhorse for the Everard company.

During its working life, the Will Everard sailed the waters of the North Sea, the English Channel, and the Thames Estuary, navigating challenging conditions and delivering cargo to various ports along the way. The barge was also occasionally used for coastal trading and as a floating office for the Everard company’s operations.

In the mid-20th century, as technology and transportation methods changed, traditional sailing barges like the Will Everard began to decline in use. Many were sold off or abandoned, but some were preserved as historic vessels to commemorate the maritime heritage of Britain.

The Will Everard was eventually saved from scrapping and restored as a floating museum and educational center, showcasing the history and craftsmanship of traditional sailing barges. The vessel now serves as a living piece of maritime history, offering visitors the chance to experience a bygone era of commercial sailing and trade.

Today, the Will Everard continues to sail on occasion, participating in maritime festivals and events to celebrate its legacy and the important role that sailing barges played in the development of Britain’s coastal trade industry.

Billing Boats Will Everard kit features: plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in brass and/or plastic, mast and spars in ramin, rigging cord in various sizes. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual in multiple languages.

Billing Boats Level: Beginner

Scale: 1:67
Length: 58cm
Beam: 12cm
Height: 49cm

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 4 in

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