Herreshoff – BlueJacket

(BJ-KLW134) Length 17″ / Scale 1″=1′



Herreshoff (BJ-KLW134) Length 17″ / Scale 1″=1′

Drawn up in 1914 by famed designer Nathaniel Herreshoff for yachtsmen who wanted a training sailboat for their children, this “Buzzard’s Bay Boys’ Boat,” as he called it, has never lost its popularity. Also known as the “Doughdish,” over 3000 have been built, in wood and fiberglass, with gaff and Marconi sails.

The BlueJacket kit faithfully reproduces this easy-to-handle, stable boat as Herreshoff envisioned it, and is a good choice for those who wish to learn to build a plank-on-bulkhead model.

Laser-cut basswood and mahogany parts, all fittings, rigging, sailcloth and a display stand are supplied, with clear illustrated instructions.

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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.
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