Swampscott Dory – BlueJacket

(BJ-KLW114) Length 18″ / Scale 1″=1′



Swampscott Dory (BJ-KLW114) Length 18″ / Scale 1″=1′

The aristocrats of their clan, Swampscott Dories were the most highly refined variant of the dory type ever made. Originally built for inshore fishing and lobstering along the coast of Massachusetts, their speed, ease of handling and seaworthiness soon made them popular as recreational sailboats. Developed when wide clear pine boards were cheap and plentiful, the Swampscott Dory had only four strakes (planks) to a side, saving labor and permitting rapid construction.

BlueJackets model shares these characteristics – – it is simple and quick to build. The kit is complete with laser-cut frames, planks, transom and centerboard, mahogany thwarts, sailcloth, rigging line and all necessary fittings.

A good kit for an inexperienced builder, it is satisfying for any modeler.

Display Cradle included.

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Additional information

Weight 5 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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Laughing Whale/Bluejacket Inc (trade name Laughing Whale) is in the Boat and Ship Models, Toy and Hobby business.
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