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Understanding antique ships and their life is how to know about the history of their era. With the deep love to legend ships, and the passion to models building that is also her family’s handicraft tradition, Ms. Ha Tran, the shop owner, has researched about their structure, characteristics as well as their history to imitate the model ships.

Among a range of souvenirs shops selling diverse products of lanterns, sandals, pottery,… in the ancient town, Hoi An Craftships is seen as a highlight through the uniqueness of products made by skillful hands of craftsmen.


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Arabian Chebec (White)

Arabian Chebec (White)
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Product nameArabian Chebec (White)
CategorySailing Boats
Specification110L x 22W x 70H (cm)
43L x 8.5W x 27.5H (inch)
PricePlease contact us for best price

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This is a model of an 18th century Arabian chebec. Chebecs were originally Arab constructions that were famous for their speed and maneuverability.   They are thought to have originated in Algeria, and were used by corsairs of the Maghreb from the beginning of the 17th century. The chebecs proved very useful as fast raiders, despatch boats and merchant ships.


With their pronounced slim and hydrodynamically advantageous hulls the chebecs belonged to the fastest and most agile ships of the Mediterranean in 17. to 19. century. As crew were 300 - 400 men on board, the armament of 16 - 24 cannons.


Frederik Henrik af Chapman described a 50 m long Algerian chebec in his "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria", Plate LVIII, No. 17 (published in Stockholm in 1768, see literature list). This ship model as well as the ship's boat were built according to the drawings of Chapman.


 Highlights about this Arabian Chebec model ship:

•  This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method

•    No kits are use 

•   Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood...., timbers are after process step of pre-construction.

•  The Arabian Chebec model ship is built on scale by the original plan, then drawn up  and painted by actual photographs to ensure the best accuracy.


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