The pinnace was a lightly built, carvel planked boat. Designed to be rowed it had fewer than ten oars. Its only duty was transporting the captain and other officers from their anchored ship to the dockyards. Carrying crew and provisions was the job of heavier boats like the longboat or launch.
Designed by master ship model designer Chuck Passaro, our model ship replicates a 21-foot English pinnace inspired by similar contemporary models in National Maritime Museum of England. Plank-on-frame construction uses the finest laser cut basswood for the false keel & ribs. Planking strips, and other wooden components are provided in the model kit for the floorboards, cap rail and thwarts.
Other materials include cast metal anchor and stern transom, brass eyebolts, and scale rigging lines. Pre-printed side friezes and rudder decorations are included as well.