Chebec Size 4

Dimension: Length 200 x Width 41 x Height 140 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 and Acajou wood.
  • Wooden pieces found on the deck, lifeboats and the masts are made with different types of woods Acajou wood, Rose wood, Teak wood and Beech wood.
  • Sculptures are made Teak wood.
  • Anchors are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • 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

Zebec Model Ship

Origin: France

Year: 1750

A xebecs, (or zebec)  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.

Zebec were ships similar to galleys primarily used by Barbary pirates. However, ¬†it have both lateen sails and oars for propulsion. Early xebec had two masts while later ships had three. She 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 She 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 She 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After that, in 18th century, galleys became increasingly outdated and xebecs became the preferred ships of Barbary pirates.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 78 kg
Dimensions 220 × 60 × 55 cm