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model sailing yacht

Let your love for the sea be known with our huge collection of handcrafted  Nautical Sailboat Models ! Ideal for any collector and perfect for use as decor, our model ships are designed to add a nautical atmosphere anywhere they are placed. They also make thoughtful gifts for friends who love the sea. Arriving fully assembled and ready for display, we also offer tabletop and stand-alone display cases for the avid collector.

This collection features many Sailboats such as models of the Bluenose II, Classic 1930s Yacht, Drakkar Viking, and many more. All items are available for purchase at our  guaranteed low price.  We also offer  free shipping  for orders above $99.

When you shop with  Everything Nautical,  you are receiving the same quality treatment that all of our customers have been receiving online since 1998. Let us help you shop with confidence and complete your home nautical decor with our quality Model Ships and maritime collectibles. Call us now at  888-211-4490 !

Rustic Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 60"

sku: Intrepid 60 - R

Rustic intrepid limited model sailboat - 60".

Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 60"

sku: Enterprise 55

Enterprise limited model sailboat 60".

Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 60"

sku: Intrepid 60

Intrepid limited model sailboat - 60".

Sailboat Model with Blue Stripes 12" - Min. of 2

sku: Sailboat-blue-Stripes

Sailboat model with blue stripes 12" - min. of 2.

American Sailboat - Red - White - Blue- 12" Min. of 2

sku: Sailboat- American 12

American sailboat - red - white - blue- 12" min. of 2.

Endeavour Lux Model Sailboat - 36"

Endeavour Lux Model Sailboat - 36"

Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 56"

Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 56"

Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 46.5"

Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 46.5"

Columbia -  America's Cup Sailboat - 65""

sku: AS075F

Columbia - america's cup sailboat - 65"".

Columbia -  America's Cup Sailboat - 35.5"

sku: AS108F

Columbia - america's cup sailboat - 35.5".

Columbia -  America's Cup Sailboat - 46.7"

sku: AS076F

Columbia - america's cup sailboat - 46.7".

Ship Model Wall Display

Ship Model Wall Display

Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 27"

sku: Intrepid 27

Intrepid limited model sailboat - 27".

 Rustic Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat - 27"

sku: R-ENT -30

Rustic enterprise limited model sailboat - 27".

Endeavour Limited Edition Model Sailboat - 35"

sku: H END D0303

Endeavour limited edition model sailboat - 35".

Wooden Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 27"

Wooden Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 27"

Bluenose II Model Sailboat -  35"

sku: H Bluenose 32

Bluenose ii model sailboat - 35".

Ranger Model Sailboat America's Cup- 26"

Ranger Model Sailboat America's Cup- 26"

America's Cup Columbia Model Ship - Mid

sku: MD-393

America's cup columbia model ship - mid.

Sailboats - They Float 12" - Set of 2 - #3

sku: Sailboats - Float - Set 2 - #3

Sailboats - they float 12" - set of 2 - #3.

Sailboats - They Float 12" - Set of 2 - #2

sku: Sailboats - Float - Set 2 - #2

Sailboats - they float 12" - set of 2 - #2.

Sailboats - They Float 12" - Set of 2- #1

sku: Sailboats - Float - Set 2 - #1

Sailboats - they float 12" - set of 2- #1.

J5 Classic Yacht

sku: MD-396 M

J5 classic yacht.

 Vintage Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat America's Cup 35"

sku: ENT-R-35 Rustic

Vintage enterprise limited model sailboat america's cup 35".

Ranger Model Sailboat America's Cup- 35"

sku: Ran-R-35

Ranger model sailboat america's cup- 35".

Rustic Whitewashed Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 35"

sku: WW-E-35

Rustic whitewashed enterprise limited model sailboat 35".

Wooden Viking Drakkar Model Boat 24"

sku: Drakkar 24

Wooden viking drakkar model boat 24".

Wooden Viking Drakkar with Embroidered Raven Limited Model- 14"

sku: Drakkar Raven 14

Wooden viking drakkar with embroidered raven limited model- 14".

Wooden Viking Drakkar Model Boat -14"

sku: Drakkar 14

Wooden viking drakkar model boat -14".

Newport Sloop - Rustic -30"

sku: H-R-Newport 30

Newport sloop - rustic -30".

Bluenose Model Sailboat  -  24"

sku: H-BLUE 24

Bluenose model sailboat - 24".

Shamrock Limited Model Sailboat - 27"

sku: H-D0604

Shamrock limited model sailboat - 27".

USCG Barque Eagle - 1936 I

sku: MD-389

Uscg barque eagle - 1936 i.

Endeavour  Racing Yacht

sku: MD-391

Endeavour racing yacht.

Outer Banks Sailboat

sku: MD-383

Outer banks sailboat.

Sailboats - 9" - Set of 4

sku: MD-354

Sailboats - 9" - set of 4.

Endeavour & Enterprise Sailboats -21" - Set of 2

sku: MD-397

Endeavour & enterprise sailboats -21" - set of 2.

Sailboats - 13.5" - Set of 4

sku: MD-394

Sailboats - 13.5" - set of 4.

SB- 12-103 American Sea

sku: American Sailboat Set - 12"

American sailboats - red - white - blue- 12" - set of 4.

Endeavour Model Sailboat - Rustic - 60"

sku: H-End R 60

Endeavour model sailboat - rustic - 60".

Endeavour Model Sailboat - 35"

sku: H-END- R-35

Endeavour model sailboat - 35".

Endeavour Limited Model Sailboat -  27"

sku: H-END 27 D0304

Endeavour limited model sailboat - 27".

Columbia Limited Model Sailboat - 60"

sku: H- COL 60

Columbia limited model sailboat - 60".

Columbia Limited Model Sailboat - 25"

sku: H- COL-D0404

Columbia limited model sailboat - 25".

Columbia Sailboat - Rustic - Limited 30"

sku: H-R-COL 30

Columbia sailboat - rustic - limited 30".

Wooden Columbia America's Cup Limited Edition  - 25"

Wooden Columbia America's Cup Limited Edition - 25"

American Sailer

sku: American Sailboat Set 17

American sailboats - red - white - blue- 17" - set of 4.

Sailing Boat I

sku: MD-357

Sailing boat i.

Rustic Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 60" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Rustic Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 60". Increased craftsmanship and significantly upgraded deck features highlight our newly...

Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 35" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 60" . With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this sailing ship model of America’s Cup winner Enterprise...

Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 60" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 60". Increased craftsmanship and significantly upgraded deck features highlight our newly...

Sailboat Model with Blue Stripes 12" - Min. of 2 Add a nautical flair to your home or office with the Sailboat Model with Blue Stripes 12" - Min. of 2 from Everything Nautical! What could be more fun than having this set of colorful...

American Sailboat - Red - White - Blue- 12" Min. of 2 Add a nautical flair to your home or office with the American Sailboat - Red - White - Blue- 12" Min. of 2 from Everything Nautical! What could be more fun than having this set of...

Endeavour Lux Model Sailboat - 36" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Endeavour Lux Model Sailboat - 36" With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this sailing ship model...

Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 56" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 56"  Perfect for the nautical décor theme of a room with existing rustic décor, bedroom shelf or office desk,...

Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 46.5" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 46.5"  Perfect for the nautical décor theme of a room with existing rustic décor, bedroom shelf or office...

Columbia -  America's Cup Sailboat - 65" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia -  America's Cup Sailboat - 65"  Perfect for the nautical décor theme of a room with existing rustic décor, bedroom shelf or...

Columbia -  America's Cup Sailboat - 35.5" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia - America's Cup Sailboat - 35.5"  Perfect for the nautical décor theme of a room with existing rustic décor, bedroom shelf or...

Columbia -  America's Cup Sailboat - 46.7" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia -  America's Cup Sailboat - 46.7"  Perfect for the nautical décor theme of a room with existing rustic décor, bedroom shelf or...

Everything Nautical proudly presents the Ship Model Wall Display. This is an elegant wood wall mount display for ship models. Screws & brackets are included Note images with ships displayed on it with varying size bases. The base for your...

Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 27" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat - 27". Increased craftsmanship and significantly upgraded deck features highlight our newly...

  Rustic Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat - 27" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Rustic Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat - 27".  Wind and waves will take you away on Enterprise racing model sailboats with these Limited...

Endeavour Limited Edition Model Sailboat - 35" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Endeavour Limited Edition Model Sailboat Decoration -  35". With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this sailing ship model...

 Wooden Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 27" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Wooden Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 27".  Wind and waves will take you away on Enterprise racing model sailboats with these Limited Edition yacht...

Bluenose II Model Sailboat - 35"  Everything Nautical proudly presents the Bluenose II Model Sailboat - 35" . With a sleek elegance that won her numerous titles in both racing and fishing competitions, this brilliant model livens up...

Ranger Model Sailboat America's Cup - 26" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Ranger Model Sailboat America's Cup - 26" With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this sailing ship model of America’s Cup winner...

America's Cup Columbia Model Ship - Mid Presenting the all new America's Cup Columbia Model Ship - Mid from Everything Nautical.  Here's your chance to own the historic Columbia, 2 time winner of America's Cup. A truly magnificent and...

Sailboats - They Float 12" - Set of 2 Everything Nautical proudly presents our new It Floats - Sailboat. These really are "whatever floats your boat! These sailboats are freshly designed with increased craftsmanship and is our debut...

Sailboats - They Float 12" - Set of 2 Everything Nautical proudly presents our new It Floats - Sailboat.  These really are "whatever floats your boat! These sailboats are freshly designed with increased craftsmanship and is our...

J5 Classic Yacht Everything Nautical proudly presents the carefully handcrafted, and famous J Classic Yacht. A J-Class yacht is a single-masted racing yacht built to the specifications of Nathanael Herreshoff's Universal Rule. The J-Class are...

 Vintage Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat America's Cup 35" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Vintage Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat America's Cup 35" . With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this...

Ranger Model Sailboat America's Cup - 35" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Ranger Model Sailboat America's Cup - 35" With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this sailing ship model of America’s Cup winner...

Rustic Whitewashed Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 35" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Rustic Whitewashed Enterprise Limited Model Sailboat 35" . With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this sailing ship model of...

Wooden Viking Drakkar Model Boat 24" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Wooden Viking Drakkar Model Boat -24". Share the courageous spirit of adventure that made the Vikings the greatest explorers, traders and feared raiders of...

Wooden Viking Drakkar with Embroidered Raven Limited Model- 14" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Wooden Viking Drakkar with Embroidered Raven Limited Model- 14". Share the courageous spirit of adventure that made the Vikings the...

Wooden Viking Drakkar Model Boat -14" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Wooden Viking Drakkar Model Boat -14". Share the courageous spirit of adventure that made the Vikings the greatest explorers, traders and feared raiders of...

Newport Sloop- Rustic - 30" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Newport Sloop - Rustic - Limited 30".   Perfect for the nautical decor theme of a room with existing rustic decor, bedroom shelf or office desk, the graceful lines of...

Bluenose Model Sailboat - 24" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Bluenose Model Sailboat - 24". With a sleek elegance that won her numerous titles in both racing and fishing competitions, this brilliant model livens up any room or office...

Shamrock Limited Model Sailboat - 27" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Shamrock Shamrock Limited Model Sailboat - 27". Increased craftsmanship and significantly upgraded deck features highlight our newly redesigned Limited Edition...

United States Coast Guard USCG Eagle Tall Model Ship -15" Everything Nautical proudly presents the United States Coast Guard USCG Eagle Tall Model Ship -15". The legendary cutter USCG Eagle is proudly recreated here in stunning detail,...

Endeavour Racing Yacht  Everything Nautical proudly presents the carefully handcrafted, and famous Endeavor Racing Yacht, the Endeavour Racing Yacht . This version of the Endeavour is slightly different from the MD-349 in size and color...

Outer Banks Sailboat  Everything Nautical proudly presents the carefully handcrafted, Outer Banks Sailboat. Sail the Outer Banks with this sailboat whether it be off Nag's Head, or Cape Cod. Or, perhaps your sailboat is sailing off the Outer...

Sailboats - 9" - Set of 4 Add a nautical flair to your home or office with these cutter style Sailboats - 9" - Set of 4! What could be more fun than having this set of colorful Sailboats! How  These boats are replicas of many of the...

Endeavour & Enterprise Sailboats -21" - Set of 2 Everything Nautical proudly presents the Endeavor and Enterprise - 21" Set of 2. A winner and challenger in the America's Cup. Now you can display both at a very moderate price...

Sailboats - 13.5" - Set of 4 Add a nautical flair to your home or office with the Sailboats - 13.5" - Set of 4! What could be more fun than having this set of colorful Sailboats! How  These boats are replicas of many of the sailboats on...

American Sailboats - Red - White - Blue- 12" Set of 4 Add a nautical flair to your home or office with the Set of American Sailboats - Red - White - Blue from Everything Nautical! What could be more fun than having this set of...

Endeavour Model Sailboat - Rustic - 60" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Endeavour Model Sailboat - Rustic - 60". With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this sailing ship model...

Endeavour Model Sailboat - 35" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Endeavour Model Sailboat - 35". With the winning spirit of her famous namesake, the presence of this sailing ship model...

Endeavour Limited Model Sailboat 27" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Endeavour Limited Model Sailboat 27". Newly redesigned, our Limited Edition sailing ship models of the famous America’s Cup challenger Endeavour feature...

Columbia Limited Model Sailboat - 60" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia Limited Model Sailboat - 60"  Perfect for the nautical decor theme of a room with existing decor, bedroom shelf or office desk, the graceful lines of this...

Columbia Limited Model Sailboat - 25" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia Limited Model Sailboat - 25"  Perfect for the nautical décor theme of a room with existing rustic décor, bedroom shelf or office desk, the...

Columbia  Sailboat - Rustic - Limited 30" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia Sailboat - Rustic - Limited 30".  Perfect for the nautical decor theme of a room with existing rustic decor, bedroom shelf or office desk, the...

Wooden Columbia America's Cup Limited Edition - 25" Everything Nautical proudly presents the Wooden Columbia America's Cup Limited Edition  - 25" Let the wind and waves take you away with this Limited Edition wooden model sailboat of the...

American Sailboats - Red - White - Blue- 17" Set of 4 Add a nautical flair to your home or office with the Set of American Sailboats - Red - White - Blue from Everything Nautical! What could be more fun than having this set of...

Sailing Boat I Everything Nautical proudly presents the carefully handcrafted, Sailing Boat I  A perfect gift for the boating enthusiast, the passionate collector or simply those who appreciate the nautical life. Dimensions 29"" H x 3.5" D x 20"...

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“It has been in memory of those many happy hours that I have brought these beautiful toy sailboats back to life, and of course we have added a terrific collection of sensational RC model sailboats as well which make splendid projects for craftsmen as well as for first time builders and sailors.” – Will Lesh, Founder and Designer

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How detailed are your plans? Can you email me one page showing it?

You can download the plans directly from the website. Go to the page of plans you want, and left-click on the plan image to open the image file. Then right-click on the image and choose “save image as” to download it to your computer. The plans can be opened with any image-editing or preview software. Save it to a removable drive and you can take the drive to a local copy shop to be printed on their large-format printer.

Do you accept donated paper plans? I may thin out my collection.

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WAGB -10 or WAGB-11 Looking for plans. Can anyone help? Thx

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Ton I am looking for pg 1 and pg 2 of the plans for the baltimore 2 1:64 scale

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Check out our page on the French Man of War Montebello It has several views of the below decks.

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December 3, 2017

On my Model Shipways Bluenose build , I debated whether or not to make the sails.  Many (most?) ship models do not include full sails.  The Model Shipways kit was designed with sails, and includes the sail cloth as part of the kit.  The inclusion of sails was actually one of the factors that led me to select this kit for my second build.

With the booms and gaffs rigged and installed, I would basically be finished with the build if I omit the sails.  The remaining rigging is all attached to sails, so I’d leave it off if I didn’t include sails.  However, the sails really do add something to the model, especially for a schooner like this.

So, I decided to make sails.  I’ve never made sails before, so this will be a learning experience.  Here’s how I ended up doing it…

Choosing How Sails are Displayed

An important decision to make before you start is how you’ll be displaying sails.  There are three different ways you can go:

  • For Display

(I made those last two names up).

Furled sails are sails that are lowered.  Many modelers choose to do furled sails on their ships.  The advantage is that the sails don’t cover everything up and make a model look like a bunch of cloth.  When doing furled sails, you typically don’t make the full sail, instead making smaller version.  The sail is put in place, but is bunched up and tied to the appropriate boom or gaff.

Realistic sails try to show the sails rigged and set as they would be while the ship is actually at sea.  Ships adjusted their sails depending on the situation.  In most cases, some sails would be raised while others would be lowered.  Some sails might be set off to one side.  Realistic sails would try to show the ship in some kind of ‘real’ sailing state.

Making sails simply ‘for display’ is what I’m doing.  I’m making all the sails, and installing them all in their raised state.  I’m not going to set any sails off to the sides – everything is just going to be installed straight and even.  You’d probably never see a ship at sea actually set like this, but I think it works well for a model.

When to Make Sails

From what I can tell, the general practice is to make the sails  before rigging and installing the booms and gaffs.  Several of the sails need to be laced onto the booms and gaffs, and that is nearly impossible to do directly on the ship.

The standard process seems to be:

  • Build the booms and gaffs.
  • Make the sails based on the plans.
  • Attach sails to the booms and gaffs as appropriate.
  • Install and rig the booms and gaffs.
  • Add the additional rigging for each sail.

I’m not confident that all my booms and gaffs are 100% accurately sized, and I suspect that the dimensions of my sails might need to be adjusted to fit my particular ship.  So, I intentionally put off making sails until I had installed all the booms and gaffs.

Once I had everything installed on the ship, I could make templates for the sails that take into account both the plans and the size/shape of my actual build.

Of course, this means that I had a bunch of rigging for the booms and gaffs that would need to be un-done so the booms and gaffs could be removed.  That was fine with me, because I had avoided the use of glue when securing the rigging.  Everything was either tied off (easy to un-tie), or attached with a hook or shackle (easy to remove).

So, my process is:

  • Build the booms and gaffs .
  • Install and rig the booms and gaffs .
  • Make the sails based on the actual layout of my ship.
  • De-rig the booms and gaffs, and remove them from the ship.
  • Re-install the booms and gaffs, and their rigging.

For me, this approach (while more work) has several advantages:

  • Initially, I’m able to focus on getting the booms and gaffs properly installed and rigged, without the sails getting in the way.
  • I can start with sail templates based on the plans, and adjust as necessary to fit the exact size/shape of my ship.
  • Once sails are ready to install, I can quickly get them rigged without spending any time on the other rigging for the booms and gaffs, since those runs are already done and just need to be re-tied/attached.

Paper Templates

Making the actual sails starts with making paper templates.  Some of the sails were too big to use normal paper, so I picked up a roll of white craft paper.

For each sail, I took a piece of paper and laid it over the plans.  I marked the corners of the sail, then used a ruler to draw lines between the marks, giving me the outline of the sail.  Some sails have curves that I had to hand-draw.

Once the shape was laid out on the paper, I cut the paper to shape.

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A paper template for the jib sail.

Next I positioned the paper template on the actual ship in the correct spot.  I took note of anything that didn’t fit just right, and adjusted the template as necessary.  Some sails needed to be made slightly smaller, while some had to be made slightly larger.

To help me visualize the sail, I also marked where the hems on the edges will go, along with any other key elements of the sail.  For the edge hems, I’ll be folding the fabric over and sewing it.  I’ll be shooting for a 1/16″ hem, so I used that size for the markings on the template.

The actual sails on the ship were made from strips of cloth, not one big piece.  To simulate this, I’ll just be sewing lines onto the cloth.  For some of the sails, I went ahead and marked these lines on the template since they need to be oriented correctly according to the plans.

The main and fore sails also have  reef bands , which run horizontally along the lower portion of the sail.  These were marked as well.

Preparing the Sail Cloth

Once I was satisfied with the template, I got out the sail cloth.  Model Shipways includes sail cloth with the kit.  This cloth is a medium weight cotton cloth in an off-white color.  The kit includes enough to make all the sails, assuming you get everything right on the first try.  I knew that wasn’t going to work, so I ordered two more packages of sail cloth from them.  It was relatively inexpensive – about $7 for each package of cloth.

Sails on a ship were rarely bright white.  I’ve seen that many modelers will dye their sail cloth to get a desired shade.  There are many tricks for this, like dipping the material in coffee.  I felt that the off-white color of the Model Shipways cloth was fine, so I didn’t dye my cloth.

If you’re wanting to use other sail cloth, look for something lightweight.  Almost all fabric is going to be too thick and out of scale, so just do the best you can.  I actually used some fabric from a local hobby store for a few ‘test runs’, and learned a few things.  Look for fabric with a tight knit, so the fabric doesn’t start to come apart as you cut it.  Also look for something without too much stretch, as stretchy fabric can distort the shape of the sails as you sew them.

Ideally, you want to wash, dry, and iron the sail cloth before you start.  Most fabric will shrink a little during this process, so you want this out of the way before you start cutting things to size.  Doing this will also release any wrinkles in the fabric.  (I was too excited to get started, and didn’t do this.)

Once you’ve got your fabric ready and your template sized, you’re ready to cut some fabric.

I used a fabric marker to do all the markings on the fabric.  I picked this up at a local hobby store in the sewing section for a couple dollars.  This marker uses special ink that disappears as it evaporates.  This means I can draw all over the fabric, and within a few hours the ink is gone.  I found this to give much better results than using a pencil and trying to erase markings.

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The paper template is used to mark up the fabric being used for the sail.

A note on marking fabric…since I’m going to be folding over the edges of the sail to create hems, one side of the sail is going to look better than the other.  Often, you pick a ‘display side’ of the ship, and put ugly stuff (like the worse sail side) so it isn’t visible from the display side.  I found that with the way I was marking, folding, and sewing the cloth, I wanted the markings on the display side.  Making sure I marked the display side ensured that I as I worked I ended up with all the ugly stuff on the back.

First the outline of the sail is marked on the fabric.  Be sure to leave extra space on all sides outside of the sail.

A second outline is made 1/16″  outside of the first outline.  This is the hem that I want to end up with on the finished sail.

A third outline is made 1/2″  outside of the second outline.  This one doesn’t have to be perfect…this is just a guide for cutting the fabric.

You can also mark the reef lines and strips at this point if desired.  I typically didn’t mark the strips, since I was able to position those accurately using my sewing machine.

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The fabric is trimmed, leaving excess material around the edges.

Once everything is marked, I cut the fabric along the outer-most outline.  I used a rotary cutter (like a pizza cutter), which gave much better results than scissors.

To make sails you have to do a lot of sewing.  I have no experience sewing.  Doing all this by hand with a needle and thread was not practical, so I bought a cheap little ‘hobby’ sewing machine.  That machine was junk, and broke within the first 20 minutes.  Since I’m hoping to keep this hobby going for a few decades, I decided to go ahead and invest in a real sewing machine.

At my local hobby store, the staff helped me select a good quality machine.  I got it for under $200.  The advantages of a real machine include:

  • It won’t jam.
  • Variable speeds.
  • Selectable stitch length and width (critical for trying to get the stitching remotely close to ‘scale’).
  • Many different computer-controlled stitch types, so you can do more than just a simple straight stitch.  This would end up making the reef bands much better.

It took me a few hours to get the hang of using the machine, but my skill level increased quickly.  While I certainly couldn’t sew a shirt or a pair of pants, by the second or third sail I was flying along like a pro.

Since you’ll be sewing, you’ll need thread.  There are three main considerations with the thread.

First is the color.  This is a matter of personal preference.  I’ve seen some models where the stitching on the sails was very high-contrast (dark brown thread on white cloth).  I’ve also seen some where the thread was the same color as the cloth.  I felt like the stitching shouldn’t stand out  too much , and I wanted to rely on the texture of the thread to define the lines rather than the color.  So, I went with a ‘natural’ color thread that ended up being really close to the color of the cloth.

The second consideration is the thread material.  A hobby store will likely have hundreds of different kinds of thread.  There are synthetic materials and natural materials.  I went with a cotton thread.  Why?  No really good reason except that all my rigging lines are cotton and the sail cloth is cotton, so it seemed like a good idea.

The final consideration is quantity.  I have no idea how to predict the amount of thread that will be needed (there may be some ‘trick’ to it that the pros know).  Initially I bought one spool of the thread.  That only made two sails.  When I went back to by more, they were out of that exact thread, so I had to order more online.  That caused a week delay in making sails.  Obviously you wan the thread to be the same on all the sails, so buy a lot of  the same thread up front.  Thread is cheap, and it is better to have some leftover than to run out.

Sewing the Edges

On to sewing.

The first step is to sew the hems on the edges.  I start with the longest edge first, then do the opposite edge, continuing on until all edges are sewn.  The cloth is folded over at the first outline (the line that defines the actual edge of the sail) and pinned into place.  The 1/16″ line that indicates the edge of the hem should be inside the sail.  Since the cloth was cut 1/2″ past that line (on that third outline), there is some extra material here that makes pinning easier.  I’ll cut that off later.

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The edges are folded over to create a hem and pinned in place.

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The hem is sewn on the edge.

The cloth then goes into the machine and gets stitched up.  I used the machine’s reverse feature to double-stitch the first couple stitches to secure the thread, then just ran a straight stitch down the edge, staying between the edge of the sail and the 1/16″ hem marking.  I used a small stitch length so things weren’t  too out of scale.

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My machine lets me set the position of the needle, allowing me to get really close to the edge.

Once the stitch was complete, the extra thread was clipped off.  I used a pair of sharp scissors to carefully cut off the extra cloth along the 1/16″ hem line.

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A completed edge hem, about 1/16″ wide.

This was repeated for each edge.

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Two edges meet in a corner.

Adding ‘Strips’

To simulate the strips of material, some modelers simply draw lines on the cloth.  I decided to run a stitch for each strip instead.  It is more work, but it goes pretty fast

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The ‘strips’ of sail sail cloth are simulated with stitches.  Each sail has a unique strip layout shown on the plans.

The width of the strips is indicated on the plans, as well as the layout of the strips.  It turned out that the width of the strips matched with space between the needle on my sewing machine and the edge of the ‘foot’.  So I didn’t need to mark the strips on the fabric – I just positioned the fabric under the foot and ran the material through the machine.

Reef Bands and Points

The large lower sails (main sail and fore sail) have  reef bands .  These are horizontal bands across the sails.  My sewing machine has a setting that creates a stitch that looks like a ladder (or railroad tracks?).  I adjusted the stitch length and width to get the desired size, then ran this stitch across the sail to create the reef bands.

I ran this right  over the strip lines.  This is easier than doing the reef bands first and trying to start/stop the strip lines at the bands, and you can’t really tell the difference.

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Reef bands were sewn in using a different stitch pattern on my machine.

At each point where a strip line crosses the reef band, there is a short rope that goes through the sail.  These ropes were used to secure the sail when it was lowered and bundled up.  I cut a bunch of 1″ long pieces of 0.008″ tan rigging line and punched them through at the appropriate spots.  I used a small bit of fabric glue on each side to keep these ropes flat against the sail instead of sticking out.

Corner Attachment Points

The sails typically have rigging lines attached to the corners of the sails.  This means you need something in each corner to attach a rigging line to.  From my research, it looks like most sails had a rope that ran around the outside edge of the sail, and that rope would form an eye at the sail corners to create the attachment points.

I decided not to add this rope.  I wasn’t confident I could make it look good, and I thought the tan line would stand out too much.

So, I simply sewed brass rings (made from wire) into each corner.  This was done manually with a needle and thread.

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Anchor points in the corners were made from brass wire and sewn in.

Finishing Up

Once everything is sewn and I’m happy with the results, there are a few final steps.

I do a final pass to trim anything that looks bad (edges of hems, loose threads, etc.).

After all my disappearing fabric markings have evaporated and disappeared, I iron the sail to flatten it out and remove any remaining wrinkles.

Finally, I use some fabric glue along any exposed fabric edges (like the hems) to keep them from fraying.  I also use a little fabric glue on the ends of stitches to ensure they don’t come loose.

Then the sail is ready to install!

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A few completed sails on the ship.

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  • Updated on: 25th January 2021
  • Written by Gary Renshaw

Introduction

Rigging is a significant part of the process of building a model ship. It can be tedious and time-consuming however putting the effort in adds to the beauty of your finished model.

In general, the instructions on rigging provided by the manufacturers of model ship kits are fairly sparse. Whilst there are several specialised and very detailed books on masting and rigging, they are more concerned with matters of historical and technical accuracy than with the sort of advice that might help the beginner to understand the best way of going about what might appear to be quite a daunting task.

Highly recommended is a 3 DVD set available from Modellers Shipyard on  Masting and Rigging . This is a comprehensive set which shows all aspects of preparing the masts, spars and yards and the rigging for a period model. For further information call our office or visit our website.

We do strongly recommend “Ship Modelling Simplified” by Mastini – it contains excellent advice on ship modelling in general and has a good section on rigging. Modeller’s Shipyard has produced the following information as an introduction to the Rigging of a model ship. The following points should be noted:

  • This is a general guide only and is to be used in conjunction with any instructions and plans provided by the kit manufacturer. In particular, it must be emphasised that any illustrations used in this leaflet are purely for the purpose of example and may not relate to your specific model.
  • The approaches described are not the only way of doing things and the order in which the various processes are carried out may be varied, within reason, to suit the individual modeller.

Building a model ship is as much an exercise in using the mind as it is in using your fingers and hands. In this small leaflet, we can’t hope to cover all the problems and queries that may be encountered in the construction of your model. It is necessary to spend as much time thinking about the task at hand as actually doing it. If having thought about it, you still have a problem then contact us. We’ll either be able to advise you ourselves or refer you another modeller in your area who’ll be happy to help you with “hands-on” assistance.

TYPES OF RIGGING

The rigging of a ship can be divided into two main parts:

  •  “Standing” or “Fixed” rigging, which is used to support the Masts and Bowsprit.
  •  “Running” rigging, which is used to manipulate spars and sails.

On an “actual” ship any Rigging which didn’t pass through a pulley block was coated with tar to help prevent it rotting. For this reason, standing rigging is often, although not always, black on ship models.

If you do want your standing rigging black, and black cord is not supplied in the kit then you can consider these options:

  • You can purchase Black cord. 
  • The use of black rigging “wax” gives a very authentic tarred look but it is difficult to do well.
  • The cord supplied with the kit can be coloured using black dye or “Raven Oil” as used by leatherworkers/saddlers.
  • Black felt-tipped “Texta” is an easy way to colour the cord.
  • Black “Padawax” shoe colour is also very satisfactory.

When any liquid dye has been used it will be necessary to stretch the cord by hanging it on a clothesline, with weights, to prevent it going slack after installation on the model. It will also probably be necessary to use clear wax to eliminate any furry look in the cord.

STANDING RIGGING

This includes the rigging of the Stays, Backstay, Bowsprit and Gammoning. This is fairly straightforward and should present few difficulties. Work from the centre of the ship out and try to avoid difficult and confined spaces. A Rigging Tool presented in the Tools section of our Catalogue will be helpful when rigging. The various names for the standing rigging are presented below.

  • Fore topmast stay
  • Fore topgallant stay
  • Flying-jib stay
  • Fore royal stay
  • Fore skysail stay 
  • Main topmast stay
  • Main topgallant stay
  • Main royal stay
  • Main skysail stay
  •  Mizzen stay
  • Mizzen topmast stay
  • Mizzen topgallant stay
  • Mizzen royal stay
  •  Mizzen skysail stay
  • Mizzen topmast backstay
  • Mizzen royal backstay
  • Mizzen skysail backstay
  • Main topmast backstay
  • Main topgallant backstay 
  • Main royal backstay
  • Main skysail backstay
  • Fore topmast backstay
  • Fore topgallant backstay
  • Fore royal backstay
  • Fore skysail backstay
  • Bowsprit shrouds (bobstays)

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Source:  “Ship Modeling Simplified” by Mastini Pages 143 –144

FITTING OF BLOCKS, EYE PINS & CLEATS

Before proceeding further fit all the eye pins and rigging blocks to the bowsprit, masts, yards, and deck – also to the insides of the bulwarks if required. Cleats may be required on the lower masts, deck or bulwarks. Pay particular attention to any area which will be relatively inaccessible once the shrouds and other standing rigging ropes are in place.

It is as well to drill out the holes in the blocks and deadeyes to facilitate the threading of the rigging cord when the time comes. 

For the most inaccessible blocks, insert a short piece of thin rigging cord through the hole and glue it to itself forming a loop. Later, when you wish to insert the permanent running rigging you cut the loop, glue the new cord to one end and pull it through the hole using the other end of the pilot cord. No awkward threading

DEADEYES (LOWER) AND CHAIN STRAPS/ DEADEYE STRAPS

In most models, the lower deadeyes are fitted into “deadeye loops” which are inserted into gaps in the outer edge of the “Channel”. Once the complete row of deadeyes are installed a capping strip is fixed along the front.

From the bottom of the deadeye loop either a straight ”Deadeye Strap” or a  “Chain Strap” goes to the side of the hull at a lower level. The style of this fitting will depend on the period to which the particular ship belongs and also the price/ quality of the ship being built.

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There are several points to keep in mind when setting up these “deadeye assemblies”

The deadeye strap (or chain strap) is rarely, if ever, perpendicular. Rather, it should be at an angle which is an extension of the angle of the shroud which will eventually be attached to the deadeye above it. The diagram on the left of this page should make that mouthful clearer!!

 The lower deadeyes, the ones being attached at present, should be placed so that the three holes are positioned with the lowest one being the centre of the three. When at a later stage the upper deadeye is fitted, it is equally important that the centre hole is the highest of the three. Refer to the diagram on the right-hand side of this page.

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These together with the “forestays” and “backstays” are the ropes that support the masts. Shrouds, which are the group of ropes to which the ratlines are attached, are made up in pairs with a deadeye at each end of a single rope.

First cut a piece of cord to an appropriate length and with the help of an alligator clip or a small clamp glue one end around a deadeye. This deadeye should then be temporarily connected to the front portside (left hand) lower deadeye using a wire jig. This jig will provide the correct spacing between the upper and the lower deadeye.

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The loose end of the rope then goes up, around the mast and down to the position of the lower deadeye immediately behind the first. Using glue, alligator clip and another wire spacer, the upper deadeye is attached to the shroud.  At a latter stage, the double thickness of cord immediately above the upper deadeye will be bound with fine thread as shown as shown in some of our diagrams. The “Lanyards”, made of the thinnest rigging cord, are then installed as shown in the adjoining drawing. Because on the “real thing” the lanyards were constantly used to take up tension on the shrouds they were never tarred and should not be black.

Once the first pair of shrouds has been completed, the exercise is repeated on the other (starboard) side, then, back to the port side and so on.

If, when the others have been done there remains a single lower deadeye on each side then the final pair of shrouds goes from one side of the ship to the other with a large seized eye around the masthead. In all of this, it is important to ensure that the deadeyes are in straight rows parallel with the channels and with each other.

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SEQUENCE OF SHROUDS

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The forestays should now be fitted paying attention to the particular fittings used.  Quite commonly  “heart deadeyes” and lanyards will be used for tensioning purposes.

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These are always rigged with a large seized eye around the masthead as with the “odd”  shrouds (if any). As with the shrouds they are rigged with deadeyes and lanyards but the upper deadeye will normally be at a higher level than that of the shroud deadeyes.  

The colour of the ratline cord is grey or fawn. The tying of ratlines can be fairly tedious but it is worth going to some trouble to ensure that it is done well.  Among the points to keep in mind are:

  • They should not be too tight otherwise they will pull the shrouds together.
  • They should be parallel to the waterline.
  • On the “real thing” the spacing between each row was about 400mm  so, on a model at a scale of say 1:50, the gap would be approximately 10mm.
  • Avoid tying knots tightly until all the ratlines are in place. This will allow some “fine tuning” before placing a tiny dab of glue on each knot. Placing a sheet of white plain paper behind the shrouds will assist with gaining contrast to make the tying of the ratlines a tad easier on the eyes.

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ATTACHING RIGGING LINE TO BELAYING PINS

The adjacent diagram demonstrates clearly the method best used to attach the cord to the belaying pins.

If you have any difficulties determining which belaying pin a rope is intended to go to, a good rule of thumb is that the higher up the mast it starts then the further back it finishes.

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ROPE COILS 

Plenty of rope coils draped over the belaying pins provide a finishing touch. These can be made from odd lengths of offcuts. If placed into the shapes you require they can be (fixed) permanently by using hair lacquer or nail polish.

WHAT SIZE ROPE TO USE

In the plans or in the instructions there should be a key or description of the size of cord to be used for various purposes. In the unlikely event that no indication is given, then the following can serve as a guide: 

Forestays & Anchor ropes – Heavy cord  

Shrouds & Backstays  – Medium cord  

Ratlines & Running Rigging – Lightest cord

RUNNING RIGGING

Once the standing rigging has been completed you can now start the Running Rigging. You will have enlarged the holes in the blocks which are already in place. Do the same with all other blocks as you come to use them.

When threading cord through blocks, you will find that a needle threader (available from sewing shops) will be very handy. Also, a smear of super glue on the end of the cord can stiffen it and make it easier to thread. Work from the centre of the ship out and try to avoid locking yourself into difficult positions. A Rigging Tool presented in the Tools section of our Catalogue will be helpful when rigging.

The various names for the Running Rigging are presented below.

  • Fore brace   
  • Fore lower topsail brace
  • Fore upper topsail brace
  • Fore lower topgallant brace
  • Fore upper topgallant brace
  • Fore royal brace
  • Fore skysail brace
  • Fore yard lift
  • Fore topsail yard lift
  • Fore topgallant yard lift
  • Fore royal yard lift
  • Fore skysail yard lift
  • Main lower topsail brace
  • Main upper topsail brace
  • Main lower topgallant brace
  • Main upper topgallant brace
  • Main royal brace
  • Main skysail brace 
  • Main yard lift
  • Main topmast yard lift
  • Main topgallant yard lift
  • Main royal yard lift
  • Main skysail yard lift
  • Mizzen yard brace
  • Mizzen lower topsail brace
  • Mizzen upper topsail brace
  • Mizzen lower topgallant brace
  • Mizzen upper topgallant brace
  • Mizzen royal yard brace
  • Mizzen skysail yard brace
  • Mizzen topmast yard brace
  • Mizzen topgallant yard lift
  • Mizzen royal yard lift
  • Mizzen skysail yard lift

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Source:  “Ship Modeling Simplified” by Mastini Pages 145 –146

TYPICAL RUNNING RIGGING APPLICATIONS

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NAMES OF MASTS & SPARS

  • Fore lower mast
  • Fore topmast
  • Fore topgallant mast
  • Fore royal and fore skysail mast
  • Main lower mast
  • Main topmast
  • Main topgallant mast
  • Main royal & main topgallant mast
  • Mizzen lower mast
  • Mizzen topmast
  • Mizzen topgallant mast
  • Mizzen royal & mizzen skysail mast
  • Fore topsail yard
  • Fore upper topsail yard
  • Fore lower topgallant yard
  • Fore upper topgallant yard
  • Fore royal yard
  • Fore skysail yard
  • Main lower topsail yard
  • Main upper topsail yard
  • Main lower topgallant yard
  • Main topgallant yard
  • Main royal yard
  • Main skysail yard
  • Crossjack yard
  • Mizzen lower topsail yard
  • Mizzen upper topsail yard
  • Mizzen lower topgallant yard
  • Mizzen upper topgallant yard
  • Mizzen royal yard
  • Mizzen skysail yard
  • Gaffsail boom
  • Flying-jibboom
  • Martingale boom, dolphin striker

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Source:  “Ship Modeling Simplified” by Mastini Pages 142 –143

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The cat is also equipped with a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system that ensures a maximum speed of 30 knots at full tilt. If that’s not enough grunt, an optional generator can provide an additional 180 kW of electrical power. In addition, a paravane kite can be added to the vessel to lower overall fuel consumption and maybe even increase speed.

“This model represents ultimate versatility in a sub-79-foot, owner-operator platform, and the embodiment of our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences on the water,” Weatherley said in a statement. “I am very excited to see this project come to life and welcome the customer on board for some unforgettable journeys at sea.”

Inside, the open-plan main salon is outfitted with a bar, a day galley, and expansive windows that offer panoramic views. The two hulls are home guest accommodation for 12, the main galley, and the crew quarters, while the wheelhouse serves as an adaptable entertainment space with another bar and alfresco seating. You can also choose to add a hot tub to the wheelhouse’s shaded balcony.

The 80 has substantial exterior decks given its length. The aft cockpit centers around a large “working area” that can store tenders, toys, or expedition gear. The built-in crane could move a 20-foot ISO container or a personal sub, for example. Alternatively, the aft area can be used for outdoor entertaining or other activities such as fishing.

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  • Cargo vessels account for nearly 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, underscoring a need for energy-efficient solutions.
  • WISAMO from Michelin is a new automated wing sail design that harnesses the wind for propulsion.
  • Its innovative design, with a goal of lowering carbon emissions by up to 50%, can propel the maritime industry to a more sustainable future.

Long before cargo vessels hauled millions of gallons of oil to fuel their voyages, merchant ships hoisted their sails using the wind. An innovative new design is bringing these sails back using groundbreaking 21st-century technology that could propel the maritime industry to a greener, more sustainable future.

WISAMO from Michelin — its name is a combination of the words wing, sail, and mobility — is an inflatable, retractable, and automated wing sail. While it's not intended to replace ships' engines entirely, it lightens their loads and decreases their dependence on fuel. According to Michelin, the company that manufactured the design, the goal is to cut carbon emissions by up to 20% for existing ships and up to 50% for newly-built models.

"It is a revolutionary design that harnesses the wind — a free, universal, and inexhaustible source of propulsion," Gildas Quemeneur, executive director of WISAMO, said. "Decarbonization has become a vital way to limit environmental impact, and solutions need to come in many different forms. WISAMO is an important innovation that can help the maritime industry reach its ambitious goals."

An industry ripe for transformation

Energy-efficient solutions are sorely needed in the maritime industry, which transports 90% of the world's goods . The average size of container ships has doubled in the last 20 years, and the vessels now account for nearly 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions . 

To improve its environmental profile, the International Maritime Organization has set a goal of cutting carbon emissions by at least 20% by 2030 and 70% by 2040, intending to reach carbon net zero by 2050. Ships must make drastic changes to achieve these goals — a daunting task considering that 99% rely on conventional heavy fuel oil. WISAMO was introduced as a solution at Michelin's 2021 Movin'On World Summit for Sustainable Mobility, a forum of over 5,000 public and private stakeholders seeking to solve the challenges of sustainable transportation. Michelin's engineers began testing WISAMO on French sailing champion Michel Desjoyeaux's yacht later that year. 

Designed to propel into the future 

Unlike a traditional sail, which has a flat surface, WISAMO from Michelin is inflatable, reducing mechanical stress and increasing durability. When conditions are suitable for capturing the wind, small fans inside the sail fill it with air as a telescopic mast raises it high above the deck. When the ship returns to port, passes under a bridge, or encounters winds above 55 knots, the mast lowers and the sail deflates into neat folds atop the deck. 

These actions are performed digitally and automatically, with sensors determining optimal settings for smooth, efficient sailing. The sail is simple to install and operate, and can be used by commercial ships and pleasure craft alike.

"The WISAMO wing sail has one of the broadest ranges of wind use on the market, with proven effectiveness on many points of sail. It is particularly efficient upwind," Gildas Quemeneur said.

Its automated operation is critical for cargo ships, which are sparsely crewed with staff who may lack sailing experience. Retractable sails make loading and unloading freight easy, especially for "ro-ro ships" that carry cars, motorcycles, buses, and other vehicles, which are typically rolled onto the deck and rolled off at their destination.

After gaining feedback from Desjoyeaux, Michelin began testing a second prototype on the Compagnie Maritime Nantaise ro-ro ship MN Pelican. The ship's routes include the Bay of Biscay, notorious for its rough seas and strong winter winds. The robust WISAMO from Michelin has stood up well to these conditions, and the Pelican's captain and crew say they are impressed with its efficient operation.

While the current model of WISAMO from Michelin measures 1,076 square feet, Michelin is developing a larger version that reaches 8,611 square feet. Large container ships could deploy as many as six of the large sails. The first commercial deliveries are planned for 2026. 

Carrying and using less heavy fuel oil could also help shipping companies save money, and Michelin estimates the WISAMO will pay for itself in about five years. After that, it will continue to generate additional savings throughout its lifecycle.  

With its automated, easy-to-use features, WISAMO from Michelin is a boon for commercial and pleasure ships seeking energy-efficient solutions. Its innovative wind sail design could speed the shipping industry toward its environmental goals and significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. 

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2024 Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle First Drive Review: Rocking the Boat

It’s not so much a car, truck, or van, as it is a rolling amalgamation of convention-defying unique selling propositions—most of which we pretty much dig.

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Well, if there's one thing our favorite electric vehicle startups have all shared, it's a penchant for innovation—from luxury hatchbacks with third-row seats and SUVs with "falcon-wing" doors, to trucks with gear tunnels and supercar suspensions, to 500-mile sedans powered by 500-plus-hp motors tiny and light enough to fit in a roll-aboard suitcase. Now we're adding to that roster the 2024 Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle —a 21-window retrotastic van with mosh-pit seating, swappable "top-hat" bodies, and a truly fresh take on vehicle life-cycle planning.

Is Canoo Viable?

It's a question worth asking about any EV startup that hasn't yet produced cars yet, and things indeed looked a little shaky last year for the California-based firm. But like Rivian , Canoo is lining up fleet customers to keep the lights on (e.g., Walmart has ordered 4,500 LDVs , or Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles). Unlike Rivian, Canoo will only be selling to fleet customers for the first year of production. (Those customers will also hopefully soon include the U.S. military, for Canoo's Light Tactical Vehicle that we also reviewed .) These fleets will expose the vehicle to harder use than retail families would, and so will swiftly and efficiently uncover any remaining development issues prior to the retail launch of the passenger-carrying Lifestyle Vehicle.

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The VW Microbus- esque Lifestyle Vehicle was the first Canoo to break cover, and a simpler delivery-van version of that body is the first to launch. The first 120 "Gamma" prototypes of various models have been built in Livonia, Michigan, at Roush Industries (we drove one of these not quite final-final models). Roush has provided worker training and assembly services, but the tooling and manufacturing process all belong to Canoo, and the employees overseeing them have either been flown in from Oklahoma or hired locally by Canoo with plans to relocate to Oklahoma when official production migrates there in the first quarter of 2023.

The first official customer vehicles began rolling off this temporary line on November 17, bound for Walmart, NASA , and other fleet buyers. Pickup variants (in regular, extended, and crew cab configurations) are still part of the product plan, and we're assured features like the drop-down sides, gear-tunnel drawers, extending pickup floor, and "barn-door" tailgate are still part of the plan. The larger, more angular Multi-Purpose Delivery Van (MPDV) program is also still active. And current production plans call for initially producing more skateboards than top hats, suggesting the company sees a market for this low-profile, fully by-wire platform.

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Inside the Lifestyle Vehicle

Simply climbing aboard is a unique experience. The front doors are wide and rectangular, meaning there's open space right where your head usually ducks under an A-pillar. The rear doors are also wide and swing open on rear-mounted hinges—like on a Rolls-Royce or Lincoln Continental Coach Door. And as in those cars, the main bench seat is positioned behind the C-pillar, leaving floorspace sufficient for practicing yoga (or mounting a wheelchair ramp). Premium models get jump seats that mount to the doors, with retractable seat bottoms and full three-point belts. When deployed, their occupants face each other, and unoccupied cushions can serve as ottomans for the outboard bench-seat occupants. Two more jump seats fold down behind each front seatback, but they're only for use when stopped, with the front seatbacks leaned forward. The rear-door windows don't go down, but the rear quarter windows do, and there will be an option to have the little vista windows around the roof perimeter pop open.

When folded up against the front seatbacks, wings on the temporary jump seats serve as outboard armrests for the front occupants—which they need, because moving the front seats far enough inboard for the driver's feet to clear the front wheels puts the doors out of reach. The pedal environment is perfect, but while there's a single center armrest between the seats, there's no room for a center console, and two burly linebackers might rub shoulders.

There's no "dashboard." A digital speedometer readout and indicators for the turn signal and drive gear are centered at the base of the windshield. Below this is another window offering a view of what's immediately in front. That panel may one day open to access stowage space ahead of the front occupants' feet. Multiple thin pillars separating the various glass panels ahead of the official A-pillar didn't prove distracting and overall visibility is excellent.

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A 10.0-inch touchscreen mounts to the driver's A-pillar, within easy reach of the steering wheel. It controls most secondary functions (rails above and below are planned, for steadying a hand on bumpy roads). That screen seems designed to minimize distraction, offering few compelling infographics … yet. Wiper controls share the turn-signal stalk, while the right stalk serves as the gear selector. Climate controls are arrayed across a slim aluminum cross-car beam, within reach of the passenger. The HVAC system is convective, relying on circulating air, not air that directly blows on the occupants. As such there are no vent registers visible except a row along the top of the windshield. In 40-degree weather, the 72-degree setting quickly felt comfortable with no dry eyes, but the tougher test will be how quickly such a system can make occupants feel cool on a hot day—especially in a vehicle with so much glass.

Canoo's seating arrangement prioritizes excellent comfort for four or five, passable comfort for seven (in those premium models), and not much cargo flexibility—of the 130 cubic feet of space available in the LDV, there's only room for 13.0 cubes of stuff (or three golf bags) behind the folding-backrest, non-removable rear seat. It's NOT a minivan, remember?

Is It a Legit Muscle Van?

Riding on the wheelbase of a Toyota Prius with by-wire steering controlled by a square steering "wheel" twirling a lightning-quick rack (1.2 turns lock-to-lock), it feels nimble and quick-witted, and the turning circle is crazy tight. The skateboard chassis features patented composite transverse leaf springs of variable cross-section, which helps keep the entire suspension low—the tops of the shocks are about even with the tops of the tires. The LV swallows speed bumps with suppleness, while minimal body lean, squat, and dive suggest a certain sportiness. This isn't a "forward-control" van like a Microbus, but the upright, forward seating position places the driver's eyes unusually close to the steering axle. Combine this with that speedy steering and we managed to clip the first curb or two. Braking regen is programmable in three levels ranging from unobtrusively light to full one-pedal driving.

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The rear-mounted 200-pound motor, which Canoo designed, builds, and holds 58 patents on, is capable of 350 hp and 304 lb-ft. Canoo envisions making output programmable between 200 and 350 hp, with lower power boosting efficiency, reducing wear and tear, and potentially lowering use-based insurance costs. It was set to 285 hp for our drive, and in a 4,750-pound vehicle with three people onboard, its weight-to-power was worse than that of a Chevy Bolt EV or Nissan Leaf. Canoo's 9.7:1 gear reduction ratio is notably shorter than those two, though, so it accelerates more snappily, but it's certainly no rail gun. A future two-motor AWD version with both motors cranked to max output may wear the muscle-van moniker more comfortably.

Unique Sales Proposition

Canoo originally proposed an all-subscription model, but inflation and volatile interest rates complicate such a model. Retail sales and leasing will primarily be handled online and directly with the factory. Canoo contends that the value of a vehicle is ultimately determined by its second and third owners. Toward that end, the company's skateboard design prioritizes longevity and quick, easy repairability with lifelong upgradability. A powertrain swap takes two hours, and the entire body top hat shouldn't take much longer. In this way, the Canoo recalls a different vintage VW—the Beetle—many of which enjoyed second lives as sand rails and dune buggies.

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Bottom Line

We've loved the Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle's exterior design from the moment we saw it (especially the pickup). We're intrigued with the interior layout and we look forward to spending more time in it to answer questions like, is supreme footstool comfort for two rear occupants some of the time worth making occupants six and seven miserable sitting sideways? Is loading bulky stuff in through the back doors as easy/easier than loading it in the hatch? Is there enough luggage room for reasonable trips with four or more occupants?

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