Bracera (or Brazzera) is a Croatian sailing cargo ship, whose hull is between 15 and 17 meters long. This ship appeared in the sixteenth century as a logical result of evolution of an old cargo ship - navis rotunda.The first written record of this ship on the Croatian Adriatic comes in 1556 from Venetian sources.
There is no solid source of origin of her name. Researchers have come to different conclusions. Some of them thought that her name came from the island of Brac, where it was created, while others think it was named after its main propulsion method - rowing: brachium or braccio which mean arm muscles.
- Scale 1:32.
- Assembled length is 29.5" (750mm).
- Interiors and cabins are fully planked.
- Structural wooden parts are laser cut to simplify assembly. (There are 11 laser cut billets)
- Single plank-on-bulkhead hull. The hull planks are made of walnut.
- The sails are embroidered on the cloth.
- Different diameters of black and tan threads for standing and running rigging.
- Ship stand with the nameplate.
- Ship plans (two large sheets).
- Assembly instructions in English.
- This kit is designed for experiences builders.
- Made in Croatia by MarisStella.