The three masted Xebec with its lateen sails was used for centuries in the
Mediteranean as a merchant ship because of its speed and shallow draught. It
was not long before Corsairs, the pirates of the Mediteranean, decided on the
Xebec as their vessel of choice for lighting fast attacks on heavier ladened
With its fourteen cannons slug low in the waists, the Xebec would hole her prey
just inchs 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.
#180-758-2Plank on frame construction .
The kit includes pre-cut wooden frames and decks. Wooden strips for planking
and assembling the gratings. All wood and metal accessories are included. The
windows are printed on special paper. Rope in various sizes for the rigging,
flags and sail material complete the kit. An instruction booklet and large plans
will make construction easy. Dimensions: Length:28" Price: US$300.00on special US$264.95