This kit is not commonly available in the states. Cutters evolved during the second quarter of the Eighteenth Century in Southeast England as swift channel vessels.
They soon gained a deserved reputation for their speed, which was not unnoticed by smugglers who soon adopted the Cutter as their preferred smuggling craft. Cutters carried a large disproportional area of sail for their size and also served as advice yachts, packet boats and, during wartime, privateers. She was designed by Sir Thomas Slade, the designer of the famous Victory and was built and launched in 1763. Sherbourne was 54' 6" long, 19' wide and had a draught of 8' 11".
She carried a compliment of 30 men and was 85 tonnes. Armament consisted of 8 x 3 pounder carriage guns and 10 swivel guns. This brand new kit comes with 8 "3pdr" Guns, 10 swivel guns, Walnut CNC cut parts, a double plank on bulkhead hull, and natural hemp for rigging.
This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, and the "Sherbourne" is great for builders of all skill levels. The item "Beautiful, brand new Caldercraft wood model ship kit the Sherborne cutter" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits". The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.