Cape Cod Catboat: KLW105

$175.00

About Cape Cod Catboat: KLW105

Cape Cod Catboat | An American original. The catboat has been recognized as one of the true American boats. Its most successful version was developed for the difficult fishing and lobstering conditions along Massachusetts’s Cape Cod. They worked as much as 30 miles offshore in shallow waters with strong tides. They had to be shoal draft, fast, seaworthy, weatherly, and inexpensive. It was a tall order…but the catboat did it all and more. Catboats exist today as popular yachts.

A Cape Cod Catboat is a unique and beloved style of sailing vessel that originated in the coastal region of Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the late 19th century. These boats were designed specifically for the shallow and often treacherous waters of Cape Cod, making them perfectly suited for navigating the unpredictable conditions of the area. The distinctive feature of a Cape Cod Catboat is its single sail, which is set on a short mast located near the bow of the boat. This design allows for easy handling and maneuverability, making it a popular choice for both recreational sailing and commercial fishing.

Our plank on bulkhead model, with laser cut basswood and mahogany parts, is a fine example of this purpose developed boat. It is important to note that some pictured items may have been built with optional items not included as part of standard kits, such as pedestals, bases, cases, paint, etc. If there are any questions about the contents of a particular kit, please contact Bluejacket.

Paint Kit Contents:

Thinner (1 oz)
Clear (1 oz)
Primer
Flat White
Italian Dark Brown
British Crimson

LOA: 20″

Scale: 3/4″

Finished Model: $1,900.00

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About a Cape Cod Catboat

The Cape Cod Catboat’s history can be traced back to the 1840s, when local fishermen and sailors began experimenting with smaller, more nimble boats to navigate the shallow waters and sandbars of Cape Cod Bay. The first catboat was a traditional wooden vessel, but over time, the design evolved to include a wider beam and a shallower draft, making it even more suitable for the local waters. By the late 1800s, the Cape Cod Catboat had become a popular choice for local fishermen and was also gaining recognition as a popular racing boat.

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Cape Cod Catboat: KLW105

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