HISTORY OF ARAB DHOW: KNOW THE MODEL YOU WILL BUILD
Discover Sultan, a wooden model ship of this traditional Arabian dhow from the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, India and East Africa. This boat was the primary instrument in the commerce and in the propagation of the Islamic faith. Also, the dhow was mainly used as cargo ship: grain, fish, minerals and even slaves.
The exact origin of the dhow is unknown, although its appearance seems to be linked to Islam. Revolutionary in naval history for its triangular sails and practically unchanged since its initial designs, it is believed that the dhow was the germ for the construction of Venetian galleys and caravels, favoring the creation of larger ships with mixed sails. The dhows are still sailing along the shores of the Indian Ocean.
CONTENTS OF DHOW CALLED SULTAN WOODEN MODEL SHIP KIT
The wooden model ship kit of the Sultan dhow contains all the parts you need to build the model, a faithful replica of the original boat, thanks mainly to its design by false keel and frames. It is a 1:60 scale model, an elegant two-sided boat primordial on naval modeling. Once it is built, this faithful miniature replica measures 15.35'' (390mm) length, 4.92'' (125mm) width and 17.32'' (440mm) height.
The modeling kit Sultan contains a set of parts of board, precut by high precision laser; wood, brass and foundry parts; wood and birch veneer; high-quality brass and photo-etched parts; hand-sewn sails ready to be placed; cotton thread and exhibition base to expose the model ship once it is finished.
For its assembly, you can follow our super detailed step-by-step guide on DVD for computer -PC & MAC-. The kit does not include printed instructions. You can also download the digital instructions for free on the button of this product sheet called 'Instructions and Downloadable Contents'.