Friendship Sloop (Large) – BlueJacket

(BJ-LW115) Length 31″ / Scale 1″=1′



Friendship Sloop – Large (BJ-LW115) Length 31″ / Scale 1″=1′

In the late 1800s, the declining coastal fishery forced Maine fishermen to the offshore Georges Banks…and they needed bigger, tougher boats than the small centerboard sloops they had been using. The winning combination of sail power and seaworthiness was found in the boats built in Friendship, Maine, and they are still popular today as small yachts.

The Laughing Whale Friendship is a typical 1900 design and comes in two sizes; both kits are plank-on-bulkhead construction, with many laser -cut parts and all the other materials needed to build your own miniature replica.

The large Friendship makes a dramatic display.

The small one is and excellent desktop model. Remember, in modeling, bigger is usually easier.

Display cradle is included.

To view our entire catalog of ship kits, please click here.

For a good reference on building model ships, please click here.

Have questions about any of our products? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs



BlueJacket is one of the leading manufacturers of quality wooden ship model kits. This Maine-based company is perhaps the oldest ship model kit manufacturer, having been in continuous operation since 1905! The company focuses on American subjects. Most kits feature pre-carved solid wood hull, but many kits are laser-cut plank-on-bulkhead and some are even true plank-on-frame kits.

BlueJacket also maintains the Laughing Whale line of kits, which are predominantly small American watercraft. With the demise of Midwest boat kits, these are about the only source for these small subjects. However, you will find them to be excellent quality kits of classic subjects.

Note that BlueJacket kit instructions are provided in english only.
BlueJacket Model Kits

Laughing Whale

Laughing Whale/Bluejacket Inc (trade name Laughing Whale) is in the Boat and Ship Models, Toy and Hobby business.
BlueJacket Model Kits