Chebec Size 3

Dimension: Length 145 x Width 30 x Height 97 cm

Grade A / Museum Quality

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a double layer of plank on the hull Teak wood.
  • Decks made with small planks of Teak wood.
  • Masts and the others pieces on the deck are made of Teak, Acajou and Rose wood.
  • Sculptures and anchors are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • The cannons turned into Solid Brass.
  • The Cotton sails tinted in tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

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Description

Chebec ship model

Origin: France

Year: 1750

A xebec,  also spelled zebec, was a Mediterranean sailing ship that was used mostly for trading. Xebecs had a long overhanging bowsprit and aft-set mizzen mast. 

The term can also refer to a small, fast vessel of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Moreover, used almost exclusively in the Mediterranean Sea.

Chebec ship model were ships similar to galleys primarily used by Barbary pirates. However, ¬†it have both lateen sails and oars for propulsion. Early Chebec ship model had two masts while later ships had three. Chebec ship model featured a distinctive hull with pronounced overhanging bow and stern. Moreover, rarely displaced more than 200 tons, making them slightly smaller and with slightly fewer guns than frigates of the period. Nevertheless, These ships were easy to produce and were cheap, and thus nearly every corsair captain (Ra√Įs) had at least one Chebec in his fleet. In addition, Some ships had only three guns. On the other hand, others had up to forty guns. Most importantly, the majority of Chebec had around 20-30 canons, with swivel guns equipped.

After that, in 18th century, galleys became increasingly outdated and xebecs became the preferred ships of Barbary pirates. In conclusion, thanks to their the effective use of wind power and maneuverability.

Ch√©bec : “Maquette de Bateau”

Additional information

Weight 28 kg
Dimensions 155 × 40 × 107 cm