The Caravel: Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina


Set of three ships

Dimension: Santa Maria Length 34 x Width 13 x Height 27cm.

Dimension: Pinta Length 31.5 x Width 13.5 x Height 26cm.

Dimension: Nina Length 27.5 x Width 7 x Height 27cm.

Grade B / Quality Superior 

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a layer of plank on the hull of Teak wood.
  • Decks are made with small of planks of Oak wood.
  • Masts and other pieces on the deck made of Teak and Sapele wood.
  • Sails are made with cottons.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in wax bee for rigging.


The Caravel: Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina

Origin: Spanish

Year: 1492

Three caravel sailing ship of Christopher Columbus

The Santa Maria/ The Nina/ The Pinta

Christopher Columbus had three ships on his first voyage, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Therefore, Columbus sailed from Palos de la Frontera on 3 August, 1492. His flagship.

Nevertheless, Caravel Santa Maria had 52 men aboard while his other two ships, the Nina and Pinta were each crewed by 18 men. In addition, Santa Maria was a nao, was a bit of a tub, and was not able to go near the coastline. Most importantly, she was able to carry a lot of cargo, and it was able to stand up well in bad weather.

The Niña, the Pinta were caravels, with a shallower draft than a nao and did not have much cargo space.

On the other hand, Caravel Santa Maria , they were able to explore shallow bays and the mouths of rivers.

A carvel was square-rigged on its foremasts and mainmasts, therefore, Caravel Santa Maria isled a latten sail on the mizzen to help in tracking. Secondly, the caravel had about twenty crew members, who slept on the deck and would go below only if the weather was bad.


Additional information

Weight 5.5 kg
Dimensions 37 × 45 × 45 cm