We have released two new ship kits for Sailpower 2.0: the 12 Gun Quarter Deck Great Sloop, and the 18 Gun Sloop of War-Snake Class. The sloop is of Dutch origin and is characterized as a single-masted vessel with a large gaff rigged main sail, oftentimes complimented with a large topsail. The ubiquitous sloop could be spotted anywhere, and came in all sizes. Sloops quickly became preferred by pirates and privateers for the ability to sail upwind and its relatively shallow draft.
The Quarter Deck Great Sloop is based on Continental Navy sloop Providence (formerly merchant Katy) commanded by the legendary John Paul Jones, and the Sloop of War is patterned after HMS Snake of the Royal Navy. Similar vessels were built by every navy of the era.
Both Kits Feature:
● 1-piece hull for ease of assembly
● Cast in two colors (brown hull/black accessories)
● Ready to assemble masting with pre-cut dowels
Both kits are now available in our Online Store!