Sao Gabriel Size 2

Dimension: Length 180 x Width 88 x Height 135 cm

Grade A/ Museum Quality

Construction of the Boat:

  • We place a double layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood.
  • Deck made with small planks of Oak wood.
  • Masts and other pieces on the deck are made Teak and Acajou wood.
  • Anchors and canons are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • Cotton sails tinted in tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

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    São Gabriel Ship Model

    Origin: Portuguese

    Year: 1497-1499

    The São Gabriel was a Portuguese and built specifically for the expedition ship model.

    The São Gabriel was a Portuguese “nau” (carrack) that, like its sister ship, the São Rafael. As a result, she was built specifically for the expedition; both exhibited similar construction.

    There are no known contemporary pictures of the ships; the earliest are from about fifty years later. São Rafael was of similar dimensions as the São Gabriel ship model. Therefore, the Bérrio, also known as the São Miguel: This caravel was named after its former owner. A seller ship, name São Miguel: The ship was a carrack of about 110 or 200 tons with Gonçalo Nunes as captain. Nevertheless, São Gabriel ship model was constructed under the supervision of Bartolomeu Dias. In addition, the size of the vessel given by contemporary describers was between 90-120 t, but modern estimates tend to be higher.

    As a carrack, the sails of the fore and mainmast were cut square, while the mizzenmast sail was triangular. Carracks tended to be slower and less able to sail against the wind than the caravel, but were steadier and safer, and more comfortable for the crew. The São Gabriel was equipped with the latest scientific astronomical and nautical instruments.

    Additional information

    Weight 96 kg
    Dimensions 200 × 108 × 155 cm