New Bedford Whale Boat | Right out of “Moby Dick”. New Bedford boat builders were responsible for developing a nearly perfect design for a light, seaworthy, capacious boat to be used in the open ocean for the dangerous business of whaling. After the sinking of the whaleship Essex, some of her crew survived for 3 months, traveling several thousand miles, in whaleboats. Melville’s “Moby Dick” provides us with one of the best descriptions of these famous vessels. This kit has been newly revised, utilizing many laser cut wood parts. The resulting model is one of the most delicate, historically accurate representations of a whale boat. It is important to note that some pictured items may have been built with optional items not included as part of standard kits, such as pedestals, bases, cases, paint, etc. If there are any questions about the contents of a particular kit, please contact Bluejacket.