Attach Sails and this Model Fishing Boat is Ready for Immediate Display
Prepare to harvest the fruit of the sea with this adorable fishing boat model. Whether your catch is fish, crab, shrimp or lobster, you’re sure to come home with a full catch aboard this model fishing boat. A wonderful piece of nautical décor for any beach house, sunroom or office, the fine craftsmanship and excellent features of this model fishing boat make it impressive for display to friends and family.
14" Long x 4" Wide x 12" High
Suits any room or décor with clean lines and simple colors
Quality construction of solid wooden parts
Amazing Details, in these fishing boat models include such features as:
Fishing nets, lines and crab pots or lobster traps
Real cloth sails and flags
Expansive rigging with up to a dozen deadeyes
Individual deck planks visible
Detailed pilothouse and deckhouses
Metal railings, mast antennae, anchor chains and propellers
Barrels, buckets, life preservers, rubber bumper tires, lifeboat, deck cleats, rope coils and other nautical items about the decks
Sturdy wooden base attached to these model fishing boats
Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
Ready to display in less than five minutes
Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks as shown in illustrations
Sails and rigging already complete
Note that features and details vary slightly by model
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium and Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Fishing has played an important role in human food gathering for over 35,000 years, but the evolution of fishing boats over the last several thousand years has greatly expanded societies’ ability to feed themselves and presents the modern world with an important source of healthy nourishment.
Of the 4 million commercial fishing boats sailing the seas today, it is estimated that 1.3 million are modern, decked craft with enclosed areas and catch storage or processing holds. Two-thirds of the remaining boats are believed to be traditionally powered vessels, including sailboats and rowboats, that are used by artisan fishers for small scale commercial or subsistence fishing in coastal or island regions, as well as upon rivers and lakes.
Although boats utilized for fishing date from antiquity as evidenced by ancient Egyptian artwork, until the late medieval period boats were generally adapted from other purposes rather than being designed specifically to optimize their ability to function as commercial fishing craft. With the evolution of efficient, purpose-built fishing boats throughout the Renaissance, by the Age of Sail commercial fishing had become a major industry for many northern European seagoing nations. Fishing fleets consisting of hundreds of sailing craft might spend weeks at sea, salting their catch for storage in barrels or transferring them to other sailboats for transport back to shore.
Fishing boat designed varied greatly by nation, region and even individual shipyard as much as by function or intended catch throughout the age of sailboats. During the 1950s, the design of mechanized commercial fishing boats increasingly constructed of steel or fiberglass started to become more standardized.
Modern commercial fishing boats operate using different fishing techniques and methods, depending upon their location, active fisheries and intended catch. The most common type is the fishing trawler, which drags large nets hanging from its sides or held open behind the boat as it moves through the water. Another is the “seiner”, or seine net, which deploys a long net to encircle a school of fish before drawing the fishing net tight to contain them. Tuna, mackerel, skipjack and squid are often fished using long lines with baited hooks, which may be extended on poles or booms from the sides and stern of the ship as it cruises slowly through the sea.
Open Fishing Boats
The type of open fishing boat known as a coble developed on the North East coast of England. The southern-most examples occur around Hull (although Cooke drew examples at Yarmouth, see his Shipping and Craft series of drawings of 1829); the type extends to Berwick-upon-Tweed on the Scottish border.
The distinctive shape of the boat — flat-bottomed and high-bowed — arose to cope with the particular conditions prevalent in this area. Flat bottoms allowed launching from and landing upon shallow, sandy beaches; an advantage in this part of the coast where the wide bays and inlets provided little shelter from stormy weather. However, fishermen required high bows to sail in the dangerous North Sea and in particular to launch into the surf and to land on the beaches. The design contains relics of Norse influence, though in the main it shows Dutch origin.
A Scottish version of the coble, much shallower and beamier than the English type, serves for salmon-fishing off beaches near Arbroath and Montrose in Angus. These cobles have a less refined construction than their southern counterparts. Ghillies employ a smaller, better-built version for fly fishing on Scottish rivers.
Local boat-builders constructed the clinker-built cobles locally as required, without the use of plans. The craftsmanship on many boats gave them a long working life. They had a reputation as dangerous to sail for an inexperienced crew, but in the hands of experts could move both safely and speedily.
Today, surviving cobles generally use diesel engines, removing the need for the distinctively shaped 'lug' sail. In a further concession to comfort, a tarpaulin shelter often covers the bow.
The Northumberland coastal village of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has a pub called "The Coble", named in tribute to these boats.