Billings Boats B820, model of the iconic Mayflower -the Pilgrim Fathers Ship.The three masted galleon sailed from Plymouth to the port later to be called Provincetown – with 102 men women and children on board. The Pilgrims spent 67 days at sea.
Length 19.50 m, breadth 7.95 m, draught 3.35 m and a displacement of 180 tons. The Mayflower was heavily armed; her largest gun was a minion cannon which was brass, weighed about 1,200 pounds (545 kg), and could shoot a 3.5 pound (1.6 kg) cannonball almost a mile (1,600 m). She also had a saker cannon of about 800 pounds (360 kg), and two base cannons that weighed about 200 pounds (90 kg) and shot a 3 to 5 ounce ball (85–140 g). She carried at least ten pieces of ordnance on the port and starboard sides of her gun deck: seven cannons for long-range purposes, and three smaller guns often fired from the stern at close quarters that were filled with musket balls.Ship’s Master Jones unloaded four of the pieces to help fortify Plymouth Colony against invaders.
Mayflower II was built in 1957 in Brixham, Devon and sailed to the USA, where it is now permanently anchored as a gift to the American nation.
This kit features: plank on frame construction, laser cut plywood keel and frame components, wooden superstructure and decks, hull and deck fittings in wood, brass and plastic, Mast and spars, rigging cord in various sizes and printed sails. Includes Full size plan sheets and an instruction manual with English Text.