Ragusian Carrack 1:59MA952
The word carrack most likely comes from an Arabic word for a merchant ship: qaraqir. Carracks first appeared in Venice in the early 14th century and began to be built in Ragusa (modern day Dubrovnik, Croatia) as the largest cargo ships in Adriatic Sea. By the 15th century, carracks spread from the Adriatic to the Mediterranean Sea, and, by the end of the 15th century to the Atlantic Ocean. By that time these ships were also built by Spain, Portugal, France and the Netherlands. In the 16th century Ragusian carracks were among the largest ships in the world and sailed as far as England.
- Scale 1:59.
- Assembled length is 30.5" (775mm).
- Structural wooden parts are laser cut to simplify assembly. (There are 8 laser cut billets)
- Single plank-on-bulkhead hull. The hull planks are made of walnut.
- The sails are embroidered on the cloth.
- Brass cannons and cannon balls.
- Different diameters of black and tan threads for standing and running rigging.
- Ship stand with nameplate.
- Ship plans (two large sheets).
- Assembly instructions in English.
- This kit is designed for experienced builders.
- Made in Croatia by MarisStella.