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A handcrafted model of an armed Virginia Sloop, American Privateer shown in drydock, 1:48 scale. This plank-built model is a superb replica of the original vessel, circa 1768 and built by Fred C. Betz of New Bern, North Carolina. This is one of seven models that we have recently received from a lifetime collection of historic models constructed by Fred Betz. The Virginia Privateer model measures 31 inches in length, 23 1/4 inches tall and 8 1/2 inches deep (drydock planking).
Because of the fragility of the model, we will use Navis Pack & Ship in Chesapeake, Virginia (757)410-4643. Navis has expertise in packing and knowledge and partnerships in the transportation industry, making them a great partner with Skipjack Nautical Wares for getting anything fragile, large, awkward, or valuable to and from consumers and businesses worldwide. Contact us with a shipping address for a quote if you are interested in this item.
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!