Xebec Pirate Ship, Model Boat

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The Xebec was a popular vessel among Barbary pirates, sailing the Mediterranean Sea with ease. Its streamlined design, characterized by a narrower floor compared to traditional tall ships, allows for unmatched speed and agility.

Individually hand-crafted, this meticulously detailed vessel was created with the aid of archival imagery and drawings. Incorporating western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany, this replica sailing ship is assembled using the plank-on-frame technique reminiscent of traditional shipbuilding methods.

The Xebec has three masts with an elaborate display of riggings. There are gold coated metal cannons around the hull. The extended stern is the most captivating part of this model. There is an miniature wooden rowboat on the deck with oars and the elongated bowsprit of the Xebec makes it really stand out as a beautiful ship. You can find dozens of detailed sculpture and ornaments throughout the Xebec.

This model come with an attached wood base with a brass nameplate. 

Dimensions: 35" length x " width x 27" tall

A little history:

The three masted Xebec was used for centuries in the Mediterranean as a merchant ship because of its speed and shallow draught. It was not long before Corsairs, the pirates of the Mediterranean, decided on the Xebec as their vessel of choice for lightening fast attacks on heavier merchant ships. With its fourteen cannons slug low in the waists, the Xebec would hole her prey just inches above the waterline making escape impossible. Six culverins were mounted along the poop deck for close action or just in case the crew tried to mutiny. Oars were used when the wind failed giving the Xebec the upper hand in attacking other vessels or fleeing the authorities.

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