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Shrimp Boat Model - B044

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Shrimp Boat Model

 

Modeled from the nostalgic early shrimping boats of Louisiana and traditional Mediterranean fishing boats, this built to scale wooden model ship is an replica of the boats that inspire the design and construction of the modern shrimping boats of today.

These original shrimping ships were fitted with a centerboard, or hinged keel, enabling them to operate in the shallowest of waters.

Today’s offshore shrimping boats are steel hulled vessels with deep drafts and refrigeration normally built 50 to 65 feet long. Typically powered by large diesel-fueled engines, these modern ships are commonly rigged to tow two nets.


The Lafitte skiff is a third type of shrimping boat used mainly along the Louisiana coast. Specialists or individual fisherman, who are inspired by the World War II P.T. boats built years ago in the same homeland of Louisiana, builds these skiffs in small shipyards.

These ships were originally constructed of marine plywood or cypress planks. They are now an adaptation of the original basic skiff built of fiberglass and aluminum and range between 18 and 45 feet long.

Along the gulf coast and up the eastern seaboard, fishermen have for ages now reaped the benefits of the bountiful marshes and coastlines. Seasonal shrimpers will often form and live in settlements along the bayous of south Louisiana and the lower Mississippi River.

Often a bond is built amongst these like spirited men and women. You can find them anchored together in the morning light, separating their by-catch and going thru their morning routines.

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The Mayflower was used as a Fishing Ship on their way to the New World.


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All of our model ships and boats are handmade from scratch.

They are built by very skillful and experienced craftsmen. They are also built according to the scale of the original full sized ships. We do this through the use of original plans or pictures and use a plank on frame construction method. The hull of our ships are joined by multiple pieces of dry thin wood.

Inside of the hull, we use a special glue that is imported just for this purpose. The glue makes the wood strips stay close together so that they will not split, crack or twist which can happen due to weather changes or humidity changes.

Our models are built completely for raw materials, NOT kits. We recommend that you purchase a display stand for each ship that you purchase to protect it from harm.