Our Mayflower 30"L model has hundreds of details created by our skillful master craftsmen. You can see the life boats on deck, wooden rails, canons ready to fire on the side, the various wood tones and more. This model is made of the finest wood such as Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood. Chrome and brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of our model.
Our Mayflower is 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method and requires hundreds of hours to complete. Extensive research through original plans and
pictures make our model look authentic. Each ship goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
This Mayflower model is a medium size ship. It comes complete with a wooden stand, name plate and with the masts and sails folded down for shipping purposes. Assemble in minutes.
The mayflower makes a great gift for the home, office, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.
The Mayflower brought the first group of Pilgrims to North America in 1620. As originally conceived, the expedition included another vessel, the Speedwell, but the latter proved unseaworthy. The Mayflower, about 180 gross tons and carrying 102 passengers, finally got under way from Plymouth, England, on September 16, 1620. The ship was headed for Virginia, where the colonists had been authorized to settle.
As a result of stormy weather and navigational errors, the vessel failed to make good its course, and on November 21 the Mayflower rounded the end of Cape Cod and dropped anchor off the site of present-day Provincetown, Massachusetts. No one knows exactly what the ship looked like, but it was probably about 27 m (90 ft) long, had three masts and two decks, and probably weighed about 180 tons.