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.
Length 31″ / Scale 1″=1′