Gaff Rigged Ketch Schooner, Vintage c.a. 1980's Restored, Nova Scotia


This vintage, c.a. 1980's double gaff rigged schooner ( 1730 class) was just received by us. We completed a semi restoration recently. A great historic piece featuring various brass and copper accents, authentic rigging and boat stand. It measures 27"L x 30"H x 6"W.

This light mahogany and maple, handmade yacht originated in Nova Scotia. The collector, whom we acquired it from, was the original owner and he is an avid collector of nautical antiques. He purchased it from a gentleman that built it from scratch in the early 80's. The condition of this fine piece is excellent, and the navy-blue paint is high gloss which complements the stained light mahogany and maple decking and accents.

As with all of our model yachts, we partially disassemble for safe shipping. We will include simple instructions for minor assembly and also sent pictures to assist. Just connect the two masts to the deck and tighten some rigging and you're ready to enjoy!

Please refer to valuation and specifications information below.
Thank you....


The following is a list of factors which are considered in our ship model Appraisal/Evaluation if applicable.

1. General quality of craftsmanship: Excellent ( Restored)
2. Provenance: Nova Scotia
3. Rarity (i.e.: P.O.W. & DOCKYARD vs C.W. MORGAN) Member: Rare
4. Historically accurate (regards to plans/research) The International Society of Appraisers
5. Builder (reputation) International Congress of Maritime Museums
6. Methods & materials used in construction American Institute for Conservation of Historic Value: Wood plank / Hard wood.
7. Uniformity of scale and proportion Artistic Works: Accurate
8. Size (2” vs 10’) Nautical Research Guild: 27” L X 6”W X 30”H
9. Present condition: Excellent
10. Era & vessel type: 1920's to 1940's: Full Keel
11. Sails: Cotton
12. Finish (painted or natural): Paint / Stain
13. Overall display and presentation: Excellent.

Class A
Scratch-Built Model: Model built entirely from scratch materials by the builder with no commercially fabricated parts except cordage, chain
and belaying pins.
Class B
Modified Scratch-Built Model: Model built from scratch, but supplemented by the use of some commercially fabricated accessories.
Class C
Modified Kit Model: Model built from materials provided in commercial kit, supplemented by other commercially fabricated parts or by
scratch-built parts.
Class D
Kit Model: Model built entirely from materials provided in commercial kits.
Sub Categories: Model built and/or displayed in any of the following methods:
Antique • Waterline • Cross Section • Cut-Away • Exposed Interior • Sailing • Half Hull • Rare Materials • Diorama • Power • Mechanized •
Builders’ Model • Extreme Miniature • Ship-in-a-Bottle • Shadowbox • Americana • Folk Art • Decorative • Pond Model • Production • Other

This unique and historic class “B” yacht would make a great gift for that special person who likes history and the open sea. A truly wonderful piece of history that will " Turn Heads"

We ship all of our boats with some assembly required. We detach the sails and rigging for safe shipment. Instructions for minor assembly will be enclosed. Attach the sails and rigging and your boat is ready to enjoy!

Value: $650 to $750 (Appraisal or Retail) 2024

Appraisal estimates or evaluations of items sold by RJL Antiquities are solely deemed as "Estimates of Value" at time of purchase. Such estimates may change according to market conditions, time of sale or reappraisal of items sold. RJL Antiquities accepts no responsible for these potential "Market fluctuations" and does advise buyers of such goods of these potential situations upon acknowledgement of purchase.

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Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

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