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Here is a design that dates back to 1835 when the Crosby clan first started
building boats in Osterville, MA. It is our new model of the Crosby catboat, well , a design that in one form or
another has been in continuous production 170 years.
She is built using the same quality plank on bulkhead construction as are all our
models. And you will see she is a perfect reproduction of this great class. The Crosby Cat joins our fleet of the Marshall
18, and Beetle catboats and is a standout example of famous American designed vessels for which we are noted.
The model features a beautifully shaped hull
with plumb bow and huge barndoor rudder hung off the transom, glistening in white enamel, and red bottom paint.
Her mast, boom and gaff sparkle in varnish. Decks and cabin are painted tan to look like the canvas used
on the real boats, The rigging is authentic down to the last block. Mounted on four soft ribber tipped brass
finials and varnished wood base, she makes an incomparable model. A perfect addition to your home, den or office.
Modeled after a small catboat, 1" = 1'. she is a big model. 22" overall, 35"
tall (base to the top of mast) with a beam of 9 1/4"
Everything about this model is exceptional. This is a near museum
quality model, at an unrealistically low price. If you've been browsing on the internet, you will be hard pressed to
find something that represents boats that are North American in design, and are executed as finely overall. You
can spend a lot more money for so called "museum quality" detailing, but you can get the same satisfaction from our line of
moderately priced, high quality models.
In addition to the Crosby Cape Cod Catboat we offer the Marshall 18, and Beetle cats, two
different sizes of the Schooner Bluenose, a Friendship sloop, Schooners Adventuress, America, Amistad in two sizes, the
much admired Herreshoff's 12.5 "S" boats, and New York 30, the Schooner Adventuress, J Class Rainbow, Endeavour,
Enterprise, Shamrock, each as full models or half hulls, and also the three masted lumber Schooner WAWONA and Sparkman
& Stephen's ocean racer Dorade, yawl Odyssey, and Concordia yawl. In motor vessels look for the Garwood Speedster,
and a classic 1920 motor yacht.
CATBOAT HISTORY: Catboats started out as workboats.
According to marine historian Howard I. Chapelle, beamy, single-sailed centerboarders with half-decked hulls and barn door
rudders began to appear in America around 1840, when, for the first time, there was sufficient demand to make fishing from
small boats profitable. Sailed mostly in Lower New York Harbor and on Cape Cod Bay, cats fished, freighted, ferried, and packeted
for decades. Their simplicity, stability, and shallow draft made them versatile, and their efficiency and ease of handling
made them popular. In the 1880s and ‘90s, catboat racing flourished, especially around Cape Cod and New York. In that
Gilded Age, unlimited “sandbaggers” with huge sail area and live ballast crew who moved from side to side with
each tack to keep the boats upright. The Crosby Cat has that same expansive sail area for her short length and large barndoor
rudder which helps her from heading up in a fresh breeze.
BRIEF HISTORY: BRIEF
HISTORY: The Crosby Yacht Yard was a Osterville mainstay long before the Wianno Seniors came about. The current business has
been in operation since 1850, but boatbuilding goes back more generations than that. Jesse and Daniel Crosby learned the trade
in the late 1700s from their father who had a business in Centerville, according to Wooden Boat Magazine. The Crosby Catboat was introduced in1798. It was a hit first as a fishing vessel, then as a fine sailing experience.
The family name and reputation spread. At one time there were five different boat shops
with varying Crosby connections. Oyster Harbors Marine was once known as Chester A. Crosby & Sons. Except for Chester
Crosby-Oyster Harbors Marine, the other four later came together under what is now known
as Crosby Yacht Yard. It was the largest boat yard in Osterville and among the biggest business in town.
MODEL DIMENSIONS: 22" L x 35" H x 9 1/4" W
WEIGHT 4 lbs
MINOR ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: To save cost, this
model is shipped with its mast down. It only has a headstay so it's a simple affair to step the mast, and rig the halyard
and lazyjacks, and attach the sails. The detailed instructions are excellent, but in the remote chance you have a problem,
email or call us for guidance.
buyers welcome, but inquire first. We have customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland,
Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden,
Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
SHIPPING & PACKING: Due to the size and weight of
the carton, the cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated after
the auction and is an additional charge. You may email us before bidding to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly,
but we expect to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely
satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original packaging.
Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Unfortunately,
shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless due to our error.
represents a superior model of a historic design. Buy this magnificent collectable Now!
THE FINE PRINT: We take extra special care in shipping by FedEx Ground and require the item
be insured for your protection and ours. Shipping is an additional charge to the buyer, but we bill it honestly covering only
our out-of-pocket expenses. Payment should be made within 7 days of auction end. The preferred method is by PayPal. However,
we take VISA, MASTERCARD, Money Orders, and Personal Checks. If you pay by a personal check, expect a week delay for the item
to clear before we ship. We ship worldwide, but request that international customers contact us before bidding.
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