What were the ships of the great discovery of the New World like? Tradition always speaks of three caravels- a sort of swift ship with a light hull, several masts and sorts of sails. Scholars advise that, in reality, Columbus’ fleet consisted of 2 caravels, Nina and Pinta, and of a “Nao”, Santa Maria, a sort of boat with 3 masts, 2 square sails and a lateen one, provided with a foredeck, that makes it rather belonging to the class of the carracks. However, the small sizes of Santa Maria must not deceive: the strong construction, together with the nautical knowledge of the time and with the perception of the great sailor allowed such a great enterprise.
The Santa Maria kit includes all necessary model ship kit parts and plans/instructions for a museum quality finish.
Best for intermediate builders!
Length: 30.7 inches
Height: 23.1 inches