In the age of sail, no captain existed who
liked to sail into port in the dead of night
or in a raging storm. That is where pilots came
in. They signaled incoming vessels, then came
alongside to drop off a pilot who could expertly
guide vessels inside the port. Pilot boats
were like the the yachts of their day, fast,
nimble and very seaworthy. The first America Cup
racer "America" was built along the lines of one
of the fastest pilot boats.
This model is hand built plank on frame using
original construction blueprints. Pre Assembled with stand. For display
L: 21", W: 7", H: 25"