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BlueJacket Shipcrafters, Inc. is het oudste modelschip en modelbootbedrijf in de VS (in continu bedrijf sinds 1905). Gespecialiseerd in het ontwerpen en vervaardigen van fraaie houten modelbouwpakketten, op maat gemaakte modellen, antieke restauraties/reparaties en modelbouw scheepsbeslag. BlueJacket Shipcrafters biedt houten scheepsmodelkits van museumkwaliteit, volledig gebouwde modellen, halfrompmodellen, fittingen, gereedschappen, benodigdheden en boeken, en modelscheepsreparaties en -restauraties.
OptimistThe popularity of the OPTI dinghy is due to its renown as the “best children’s sail training boat ever designed”. Our model is based upon the official plans of the United States Optimist Dinghy Association, scaled down to 1’=1”. The kit is designed for the first time wooden boat modeler with detailed step-by-step instructions. This planked model comes complete with everything necessary to build the model: laser-cut basswood and mahogany parts, tools, rigging, fittings, sailcloth, paint, brushes, two kinds of glue, sandpaper…even a needle for attaching the sail ties!

LOA: 8 1/2" Scale: 1"
Red BaronRED BARON is a Holland 32, built in Belfast, ME. Our thanks to Mr. Glenn Holland for his help and advice in designing this kit. While beautiful lines and a distinctive color scheme make RED BARON immediately recognized, she is best known for her record setting 57.8 mph in the 2000 Maine lobster boat races. Best of all, you don't need to be an expert modeler to create a miniature of this famous boat.

LOA: 12" Scale: 3/8"
Yankee HeroHandsome, seaworthy boats such as the YANKEE HERO met the need for fast, easily-handled boats to transport sardines to the processing plants in eastern Maine. YANKEE HERO was an actual boat whose model is in the National Watercraft Collection of the Smithsonian. She is typical of a type of craft known both as a 'Quoddy boat or an Eastport pinky. BlueJacket has spent a year in the development of our Skillbuilder kits, so that anyone with the desire can craft a fine wooden ship model. While this model was designed with the first time builder in mind, everyone will enjoy owning this delightful model. This kit provides everything needed to complete a fine wood ship model in one box ! This model makes a great gift.

LOA: 14 7/8" Scale: 3/8"
Diesel TugboatThis model is the first in BlueJacket's new line of "Great American Work Boats". It is designed for the less experienced builder and is popularly priced. Like so many of BlueJacket's more recent kits, this tug has been designed with a carved basewood hull (approx. 80% of the final shape), laser cut wood for items such as the deck house, etched brass and custom cast Britannia metal fittings. The plans and instruction manual have been developed to be clear and concise. As a further aid to the modeler, an independent web site has been developed to answer questions, provide guidance, and establish a modeling community.

LOA: 16" Scale: 1/8" Height: 9"
LackawannaThis small steamer tug model is perfect for the less experienced modeler. She represents the state of the art in kit manufacturing with a carved basswood hull, photoetched brass pilothouse and deck plates, and numerous cast fittings. LACKAWANNA worked the East Coast, pulling barges of coal from Pennsylvania to the industrial centers of the northeast and south. She was painted white to show off the clean burning qualities of the hard anthracite coal she burned. Her yacht-like appearance made her stand out amongst her fellow workboats.

LOA: 17 1/2" Scale: 1/8"
Liberty ShipOver 2,500 Liberty Ships were built in the three years following Pearl Harbor! Liberty Ships gave gallant service in all theatres of World War II. Many continued on and served the growing needs of the post-war world. Our model is based upon the S.S. JEREMIAH O’BRIEN, one of the last surviving and functional Liberty Ships. This kit has been newly revised to take advantage of a great many laser cut wood and styrene parts, etched brass, detailed plans, and expanded instructions including photos of the O’Brien.

LOA: 27 1/2" Scale: 1/16"
Lobster BoatBuilt for working the unpredictable waters of the Gulf of Maine, along an unforgiving, rockbound coast. The high wavecutting bow and long roomy cockpit is the seaworthy result of decades of design adjustments based upon hard experience. BlueJacket's lobster boat represents a typical working boat, in its simplicity and absence of frills. The intermediate to advanced builder will delight in the extra materials and plans that are included-lobster traps, buoys, a bait tank, and a lobster storage box-as well as everything necessary to build an honest to goodness "Down East" lobster boat.

LOA: 21 1/2" Scale: 5/8"
Mahogany RunaboutThis is the one we saw in those MGM movies, with all those pretty, fashionable people. As elegant and in demand today as they were in the '30s and '40s, our model reproduces even the construction methods used. She has diagonal structural planking topped with varnished mahogany horizontal planking. Frames and deck parts are laser cut. There are ample brass and Britannia fittings, cast resin upholstered seats, Lexan windshield, flags, and dashboard dials. A display cradle is included. This beauty is appropriate for conversion to radio control.

LOA: 30" Scale: 1"
NantucketBefore the era of modern aids to navigation, lightships played a crucial role as beacons and waypoints. Specifically designed for her lonely, rugged post sixty miles offshore, on the edge of Nantucket Shoals, LV 112 was built in 1936 and stationed to mark the beginning of the major ship channel into New York Harbor. Our kit shows NANTUCKET as launched, with a tall stack for her steam boiler, which was changed in 1960 when she was converted to diesel. This is a dramatic, colorful model with many custom etched brass and Britannia fittings.

LOA: 19" Scale: 1/8"
PortlandBased upon numerous calls and letters, BlueJacket is very proud to reintroduce our new, improved kit of the PORTLAND. Always popular, we withdrew her from the market because of the difficulty modelers had in cutting her 5 decks, not to mention her doors, windows, etc. Now, with the marvel of lasers, many of the parts will be supplied pre-cut, for a much improved kit, looking exactly the same as before! She is spectacular, with her fullsized brass radials and above-deck walking-beam machinery. This 36" sidewheeler is absolutely unparalled! There is no other kit as impressive as the PORTLAND.

LOA: 36" Scale: 1/8"
ScooterBuild a classic for your desk. This boat brings back memories of a different era. Runabouts were fast, agile, and above all beautiful. Our kit, for modelers with experience, contains everything needed for you to create your own memory of an earlier time. She has laser cut plywood keel and frames, basswood sub-planking, rich mahogany planking for the finished deck and hull, cloth seat upholstery, Britannia fittings, and dry transfer lettering and flags. A very rewarding project.

LOA: 17" Scale: 1"
SeguinBuilt in Bath, ME, the SEGUIN spent her first years towing wooden sailing vessels in the Kennebec River and towing cargo barges along the Atlantic coast. In the early 1900's, she became a New York harbor tug, finally returning to an active career in Maine until retiring in 1967. This plank on bulkhead kit, designed for expert modelers, is adaptable to steam or electric power and radio control. The kit includes many laser cut parts, including the complex paneling of the deckhouse, and is complete with all fittings, rigging line and other materials even the traditional rooster on the deckhouse!

LOA: 26" H:18" Scale: 1/4"
T-2 TankerSeveral hundred turbo-electric drive tankers of this design were built during WWII. Construction of these vessels was standardized to meet our country's need for maximum production during the war years. After valiantly supplying our troops during the war, the T-2 served as the backbone of the commercial tanker industry for many years. Our kit can be built to either wartime or peacetime configurations, the modeler's choice, with plans and details for many shipping companies provided.

LOA: 32 1/2" Scale: 1/16"
Victory ShipVictory Ships made their appearance late in WWII and were designed to replace the Liberty Ships which were created as an immediate response to the emergency. Larger and equipped with more powerful, modern engines than the Liberty Ships, more than 500 were built. Victory Ships formed the backbone of the post-war U.S. Merchant Marine. The intermediate to advanced modeler will create an unusual and beautiful model cargo ship from this kit.

LOA: 27 1/2" Scale: 1/16"
310' DestroyerThe four-piper U.S.S. WARD was the first American ship to sink an enemy vessel in WWII. Her sister ship, U.S.S. REUBEN JAMES, was the first U.S. destroyer lost in action. H.M.S. CAMPBELLTOWN rammed the dry dock gates in the dramatic raid on St. Nazaire. Their distinctive silhouettes make them unmistakable. Now, totally revised with new laser cut wood, new fittings, expanded instruction book, and more comprehensive plans! A CD showing the development of the revised kit and the display model completed from the new materials is also available.

LOA: 39 1/2" Scale: 1/8"
80' Elco PT BoatJohn Kennedy's PT-109 is the one we all remember, but over 800 PT Boats were built. These sleek and deadly wooden boats served in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. Our kit, designed by author and model builder, Dr. Al Ross, portrays a typical 1942 80' Elco PT Boat. Because of the large number of very small parts and the delicate detailing required, this kit is recommended for intermediate to advanced builders. It should be determined in advance whether to use a gray paint scheme (European theater) or green camouflage (Pacific island hopping) because the construction method involves painting each subassembly before putting the whole boat together.

LOA: 20" Scale: 1/4"
CSS VirginiaIn July of 1861, the confederate Navy began converting the partly burned hull of the captured Union wooden steam frigate, MERRIMAC, to an ironclad. Rechristened VIRGINIA, she set forth in March, 1862 to do battle against the blockading U.S. Navy fleet, eventually meeting her match, the MONITOR. This kit is intended for the less experienced modeler. It contains a pre-carved basswood hull, finely cast Britannia fittings, and all the other parts needed to complete this historic vessel.

LOA: 17 1/2" Scale: 1/16"
USS Arleigh BurkeConsidered by many to be a break-through design, the BURKE class of guided missile destroyers utilizes the highly sophisticated AEGIS radar system, as well as many other technological innovations that make them unique. All this and she still is a “pretty” ship-long, lean, and with a thoroughly modern silhouette

Dr. Al Ross starting designing true multimedia model kits, with his very successful USS MAINE, followed by the USS OLYMPIA. Using the most modern techniques available to us, a carved, laminated basswood hull, over 600 acid etched brass parts, custom Britannia fittings, laser cut and resin parts, Al’s latest creation is indeed, impressive. . Al’s reputation for accuracy is well displayed in this model. His plans are based upon the original US Navy NAVSEA plans!
LOA: 32" Scale: 1/16"
Fletcher Class DestroyerThis is the one you have been reading about in the modeling magazines. Master model builder Bob Steinbrunn used this kit as the basis for creating his masterpiece that won absolutely everything (Best In Show, US Navy Award, and Best Kit Built) at the 2000 Mariner's Museum competition. There were 175 Fletchers built during WWII. The KIDD is preserved as a museum ship in Baton Rouge, LA and is typical of the class, carrying every weapon ever put onboard a Fletcher during the war. This kit is an exciting and rewarding project for advanced modelers.

LOA: 23 1/2" Scale: 1/16"
Butler Class DestroyerOn October 25, 1944 the famed Taffy III battle group engaged a superior Japanese force, in the Southern approaches to Leyte Gulf, Phillipines. Even though overwhelmingly outgunned and suffering numerous casualties including the ROBERTS, HOEL, JOHNSTON, and GAMBIER BAY, Taffy III forced the Japanese vessels to retire in one of the most heroic, modern sea battles.

BlueJacket’s model is based upon a design of Mr. Bill Hudson, with revised plans and instructions by famed WW II modeler and author, Dr. Al Ross. Al has created a model that is one of the most exquisitely detailed and accurate models ever offered. The kit contains a basswood hull, cast pewter fittings, laser cut wood parts, and a great deal of etched brass. The kit is in 1/16” scale to complement BlueJacket’s models of the USS KIDD and USS GAMBIER BAY.
LOA: 19" Scale: 1/16"
USS ConstitutionOur kit presents the “Connie” as she appeared during her most glorious years, 1812-1815. Her accuracy is based upon three years of painstaking research by Larry Arnot, reading deck logs and maintenance records. As an attestation to her authenticity, our kit has been named “The Official Kit of the U.S.S. Constitution Museum.” It contains over 2600 fittings, 20 different sizes of scaled rigging cord, much photo etched brass, and resin deck boats. The carved basswood hull is solid to the gundeck, which leaves two decks to fit out. Some spar deck planking may be left off, so the interior will be open to view. This is a kit for the expert modeler who is looking for a challenge and the opportunity to make history come to life. Optional copperplates available for additional realism.

LOA: 40" Scale: 1/8"
USS Gambier BayMeeting a critical need for aircraft carriers that could be built quickly and economically, Henry Kaiser created a small escort carrier based on a merchant hull. Launched in November, 1943, the GAMBIER BAY saw action at Saipan and Tinian. As part of the famous Taffy III Battle Group, she was crucial in halting the advance of the Japanese Imperial Fleet. This kit is one of the most excitingly detailed WWII ships we've ever built. Included in the kit are three each of the two types of aircraft (TBM- 1-C Avengers and FM-2 Wildcats) carried by the GAMBIER BAY, finely cast in resin, with brass props and landing gear, and insignia decals.

LOA: 32 1/4" Scale: 1/16"
USS MonitorThe MONITOR has recently been the subject of numerous news articles and TV documentaries. Her remains were found off Cape Hatteras and a major expedition was formed to recover and preserve her engine and other artifacts. MONITOR had a unique low hull, sheathed in 1" iron plate, which presented a small target. The rotating gun turret permitted firing in all directions while underway. This is a model suitable for the less experienced modeler. It contains a precarved basswood hull, etched brass, Britannia fittings, and everything else necessary to successfully complete your own piece of history.

LOA: 10 3/4" Scale: 1/16"
USS OlympiaBlueJacket has received many requests for a kit of the cruiser USS OLYMPIA, famed as Admiral Dewey's flagship during the battle of Manila Bay, and purported to be the oldest extant US steel naval vessel.

In keeping with the overwhelming success of BlueJacket's model of the USS MAINE (a limited edition of 100 kits, which completely sold out in a very short time period), BlueJacket has developed a kit of the OLYMPIA, in the same scale as the MAINE,
3/32"=1'. The OLYMPIA was also developed by Al Ross, utilizing the same advanced techniques and materials as the MAINE. i.e. carved laminated bass wood hull, laser cut wood styrene, cast resin, Britannia metal fittings, and etched brass. The model is based upon the original US Navy plans of 1895, and Al's diligent research, which produced a model even showier than the MAINE!

LOA: 32 1/4 " Scale: 3/32"
OspreyBlueJacket is proud to re-introduce The OSPREY, originally produced by Mr. Boucher in 1922. She’s beautiful, she’s big, and she’s fast,with the classic look that is as fresh today as she was 85 years ago. Mr. Mike de Lesseps, well known author, model builder, and pond yacht guru took our original 1922 plans and created a thoroughly modern radio controlled model, featuring an absolutely gorgeous gel-coated fiberglass hull. Everything to build the OSPREY is included, like 6 lbs. of steel shot ballast and working hardware, with the exception of the electronics. Featured are Mike’s informative and entertaining instructions.
LOA: 35 3/4” Height: 65 1/2”
Lobster Boat R/CLobster boat racing has become a tradition on the Maine Coast. Fishermen (and women) work hard, and play hard. In response to the requests from this colorful group of people, Bluejacket has developed a R/C model that appeals to all. Our kit comes complete with fiberglass hull, all materials for decking, cockpit, and lobster traps. Britannia metal fittings and many laser-cut wood parts. All running gear i.e. propeller, shaft, stuffing box, etc. is supplied. Because of the wide variety of R/C equipment available, the modeler supplies his choice of motor, servos and radio equipment. Of course, if asked, we will supply recommendations.

LOA: 33" Scale: 1"=1'
America 1/4 ScaleAfter being launched in New York, in 1851, the yacht AMERICA crossed the Atlantic to challenge the entire fleet of England's Royal Yacht Squadron. Winning, she was awarded a silver trophy that was to become known as the America's Cup, the most cherished prize in the world of sailing. BlueJacket's kit, for advanced builders, allows the modeler to satisfy his own imagination and creativity, such as omitting some of the exterior planking to display the meticulously detailed interior framework of this fine plank on frame model.

LOA: 35" Scale: 1/4"
America 1/8 ScaleIn 1851, the 'low black schooner' was the only foreign entry to challenge the cream of British yachting in a 53 mile race around the Isle of Wight. One English yachtsman remarked, 'If she is right, all of us are wrong.' They were. AMERICA romped in 18 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor and brought home the Cup that still bears her name. Our 1/8" scale kit is of plank-on-frame construction, designed as an Admiralty-style model with its mahogany ribs exposed. We have provided enough wood to complete the planking if you wish, as well as brass and Britannia fittings, rigging line, and sail cloth.

LOA: 17 1/2" Scale: 1/8"
AlfredConverted from a merchantman into a light frigate, ALFRED became the first flagship of the new Continental Navy in 1775, flying the Grand Union flag of the United Colonies. ALFRED was John Paul Jones’ first command, the beginning of his brilliant naval career. This is a kit for expert modelers, especially those who love the challenge of square riggers. Based upon the research of Larry Arnot, the instruction book is a textbook on the details of 18th century naval design and outfitting. This delightful model will fit into any décor or modest space.

LOA: 18 1/2" Scale: 1/8"
AtlanticTrans-Atlantic record holder for 92 years. This sleek, black, three-masted vessel set a trans-Atlantic record in 1905, of 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute, and 19 seconds, which was not beaten until 1997! This solid hull schooner epitomizes grace and sophisticated style. She is a striking and impressive model, suitable for a modeler with moderate experience. If you build the ATLANTIC, you will always look upon your model with pride.

LOA: 28 1/2" Scale: 1/8"
BowdoinBuilt in East Boothbay, ME, BOWDOIN made nearly 30 voyages to the ice-jammed waters of the Arctic, under the command of Admiral Donald MacMillan. Still sailing, at the Maine Maritime Academy, this sturdy schooner is a registered National Historic Landmark. A skilled modeler will take great delight in building this plank on bulkhead kit. Each of the two deck dories is a miniature kit by itself.

LOA: 22" Scale: 1/4"
Cape Cod CatboatThe catboat has been recognized as one of the true American boats. Its most successful version was developed for the difficult fishing and lobstering conditions along Massachusett’s Cape Cod. They worked as much as 30 miles offshore in shallow waters with strong tides. They had to be shoal draft, fast, seaworthy, weatherly, and inexpensive. It was a tall order…but the catboat did it all and more. Catboats exist today as popular yachts. Our plank on bulkhead model, with laser cut basswood and mahogany parts, is a fine example of this purpose developed boat.
LOA: 20" Scale: 3/4""
Charles P. NotmanBlue Jacket's newest model, the CHARLES P. NOTMAN, known as #1, was the first major vessel built at the famed Percey & Small Shipyard (1894), Bath, Maine. She is of a type described as a four masted downeast schooner, 219.3' LOA.

An exceptionally handsome model, this kit is our first major plank on laser cut bulkhead model in several years, 41" long. Our kit contains a great deal of etched brass, laser cut wood (labeled), detailed instructions and complete plans. A companion CD consisting of over a hundred construction JPEGS is also available.

Designed by Dr. Al Ross, with technical input by Capt. Doug Lee, Schooner Heritage, Rockland, ME, her authenticity and attention to detail is assured.
LOA: 41" Scale: 1/8"
Dark Harbor 17This classic design may be the oldest active racing sloop class in the U.S. Designed by B.B. Crowninshield in 1906, this boat’s continuing popularity lies in her sleek hull form and the ability to outsail many modern designs. As supplied, the kit provides everything necessary to build a display model of the original gaff-rigged boat.

LOA: 27" Scale: 1"
Fannie A. GorhamLaunched in 1881 in Belfast, ME (just 8 miles from BlueJacket’s home in Searsport), the GORHAM was built especially for the coastal trade, carrying lumber and other cargo from New England to southern ports. We have built a finished model of the GORHAM for the grandson of her commanding captain when she was 'lost at sea, with all hands.' FANNIE A. GORHAM is a good model for the intermediate builder and, with her off-center main mast, centerboard, and shallow draft, is an unusual and interesting subject for any modeler.

LOA: 24 1/2" Scale: 1/8"
Friendship Sloop [Large]The winning combination of seaworthiness, sailpower, and elegant lines was developed in a type of sloop built in Friendship, Maine. Originally used to fish offshore on the Georges Banks, these classics have found popularity as small yachts. Our Friendship sloops are based on a typical 1900 design, and are available in two sizes. Both kits are plank on bulkhead and contain many laser cut parts. These models can be easily detailed and personalized. Remember, in modeling, bigger is usually easier.

LOA: 31" Scale: 1"
Frienship Sloop [Smale]The winning combination of seaworthiness, sailpower, and elegant lines was developed in a type of sloop built in Friendship, Maine. Originally used to fish offshore on the Georges Banks, these classics have found popularity as small yachts. Our Friendship sloops are based on a typical 1900 design, and are available in two sizes. Both kits are plank on bulkhead and contain many laser cut parts. These models can be easily detailed and personalized. Remember, in modeling, bigger is usually easier.

LOA: 16" Scale: 1/2"
Grand Banks DoryRemember 'Captains Courageous?' On the tumultuous seas of the Grand Banks off northern New England, hardy cod fishermen set their handlines from these seemingly fragile cockleshells. Returning to the mother schooner each evening, the dories were designed to nest one inside another on deck. Built exactly the same way as the full sized boat–triangular stern, flat bottom, and three garboard strakes–this kit is a true learning experience. The model can be displayed with the sail upright and unfurled, or in a furled and stowed position.

LOA: 16" Scale: 1"
Herreshoff 12 1/2In 1914, famed designer Nathaniel (Captain Nat) Herreshoff drew plans for the “Buzzard’s Bay Boy’s Boat,” for yachtsmen who wanted a training sailboat for their children. This timeless design has never lost its popularity and appeal. Over 3000 have been built. Wooden versions with the traditional gaff sail are still being built, as well as fiberglass versions with Marconi sails. There are active racing fleets in New England. Our plank on bulkhead kit faithfully reproduces this easy-to-handle, stable boat as Captain Nat envisioned it.
LOA: 17" Scale: 1"
Jefferson DavisJEFFERSON DAVIS was one of the most famous of the swift patrol vessels, used both off our Atlantic and Pacific coasts. She is one of the Campbell class of 14 revenue cutters. This class has been described as being the "ultimate Baltimore clipper," square topsail schooners. This is a model for the experienced modeler. The rugged 1/4" basswood frames are closely spaced as in actual ship construction, allowing plenty of bearing surface for a smooth planking job. The frames are pre-beveled to ensure easy clamping and a fair lay to the planking. Most importantly, JEFFERSON DAVIS is a beautiful, impressive model.

LOA: 35 1/2" Scale: 7/32"
Lincolnville WherryBuilt to an ancient design probably brought from Europe by the first settlers, these practical small boats were ideal for the in-shore salmon fishery that helped support Maine communities during the 19th century. Wherries were primarily used to set the salmon nets and to bring the trapped fish to shore. Thin lapstrake planking on naturally curved cedar ribs made them unusually light and strong. Our kit is based upon a surviving wherry in the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, ME. This one is truly a jewel. I have this model on display in my home.

LOA: 15 3/4" Scale: 1"
Mary TaylorDesigned by George Steers, who later made history as the designer of the most famous yacht in the world...AMERICA! Speed and maneuverability were of the essence for these purpose designed and built working boats. In order to receive a piloting commission, boats would race to be first to greet incoming ships entering New York Harbor. While this excellent solid hull model of a schooner is perfect for the less experienced builder, her graceful lines make her an interesting subject for any modeler.

LOA: 20" Scale: 3/16"
Muscongus Bay Lobster SmackThis hardworking ancestor of the Friendship sloop was the basic near-shore fishing boat preferred by the lobstermen of Muscongus Bay, a body of water known for contrary winds, strong tides and numerous rocky ledges. The fine detailing and accurate construction make this kit a dramatic display model. This intermediate plank on frame model includes many laser cut parts, all necessary planking materials, fittings, rigging cord, and sailcloth.

LOA: 46" Scale: 1 1/2"
New Bedford Whale BoatNew Bedford boat builders were responsible for developing a nearly perfect design for a light, seaworthy, capacious boat to be used in the open ocean for the dangerous business of whaling. After the sinking of the whaleship ESSEX, some of her crew survived for 3 months, traveling several thousand miles, in whaleboats. Melville’s “Moby Dick” provides us with one of the best descriptions of these famous vessels. This kit has been newly revised, utilizing many laser cut wood parts. The resulting model is one of the most delicate, historically accurate representations of a whale boat.
LOA: 10" Scale: 1/3""
Red JacketRED JACKET was commissioned by Seacomb & Taylor (Boston), designed by Samuel H. Pook, and built by George Thomas (Rockland, Maine).She was probably the best known, and most beautiful, of the extreme clippers launched in 1853 (the golden year of the clippership era). Proof of the fine sailing ability of RED JACKET is the fact that she is one of only 10 sailing ships ever to have exceeded a passage of over 400 nautical miles made good in a 24 hour time period. On her maiden voyage she set a record for commercial sailing vessels which stands to this day, New York to Liverpool in 13 days, 1 hour and 25 minutes!
Our kit is designed for expert modelers. Her plans are the finest available, based upon the most current research. The kit contains our famous carved hull, along with a great deal of etched brass, pewter fittings, etc. etc. etc. Optional copperplates available for additional realism..
LOA: 41" Scale: 1/8"
SkiffDesigned primarily for the younger builder, the Skiff is an easy-to-make model of a typical flat-bottomed boat. It can be converted to a sailboat with a mast, rudder and sail, all supplied. The wooden parts and the nylon sail are laser-cut for quick assembly and cast Britannia oarlocks hold a pair of wooden oars. White glue, full-size plans and step-by-step instructions are included. You supply only the paint!

LOA: 14" Scale: 1"=1"
SmugglerWith a reputation of being the most beautiful schooner ever to “slip down the ways,” SMUGGLER is one of BlueJacket’s most popular models. A superb 96-page instruction manual by the renowned Erik Ronnberg, Jr., coupled with her large 1/4" scale, and fine laminated basswood hull, make this kit ideal for the less experienced modeler who wishes to build a model that contains remarkable authenticity and detail. One Seine dory, Item # KA1012, is included in the kit. SMUGGLER’s overall length of 33" makes for a most impressive model.

LOA: 33" Scale: 1/4""
SprayCapt. Joshua Slocum’s account of his historic voyage in the SPRAY, Sailing Alone Around The World, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all times. Sailing for 3 years in his rebuilt 100 year old oyster smack, Capt. Slocum’s trip is regarded, even today, as being one of the most outstanding voyages in history. Due to the complexity of the hull shape and the extra-thick planking, this kit is recommended for modelers with plank on frame experience. Much of the wood is laser cut. All rigging line, Britannia fittings, sailcloth, and display cradle are included.
LOA: 25" Scale: 3/8""
SwampscottSwampscott dories were the most highly refined variant of the dory type ever built, making them the aristocrats of dories. Originally built for inshore fishing and lobstering along the coast of Massachusetts, their speed, ease of handling and low cost soon made them popular as recreational sailboats. Developed when clear pine boards were cheap and plentiful, the Swampscott dory had only four strakes (planks) to a side, saving labor and permitting rapid construction. Our model shares these characteristics–it is simple, quick to build, and makes a lovely display model. This is a good kit for the inexperienced builder.

LOA: 18" Scale: 1"
We're HereFeatured in the 1937 movie, based upon Kipling’s timeless classic, starring Spencer Tracy and Freddy Bartholemew. WE’RE HERE depicts a Gloucester fishing schooner, designed to fish for cod on the Grand Banks fishing grounds. She is complete, down to the nested dories on her deck. This handsome, medium sized solid hull model is an excellent choice for the less experienced wooden ship modeler. The comprehensive instructions provide information for the more experienced modeler to add those telling details that mark the work of a creative craftsman.

LOA: 23" Scale: 1/8""