Exquisitely appointed and impressively sized, our handcrafted Santa Maria model flawlessly echoes the original Spanish ship, captained by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World in 1492. Master craftsmen painstakingly handcraft each model using rosewood, mahogany, teak and other beautiful exotic woods, employing various time-tested construction methods to ensure every model is sturdy and immaculate. Using the "plank on frame" method, craftsmen carefully wed each strip of wood to form a smooth, seamless hull. A clear coat of varnish follows, as do countless intricate details that yield a level of realism that is nothing short of spectacular. Wooden bowsprit, foremast, mainmast and mizzen connect to fine linen sails with detailed stitching, and all rigging is meticulously hand-fastened in matching colors. There's a wooden cabin, lifeboat, barrels on the deck, metal cannon and a working rudder. These are just a few of the myriad fine touches that make our Santa Maria model so extraordinarily lifelike and special. Only the finest woods and quality metal alloys are used in its construction - absolutely no plastic parts. The model comes fully assembled and ready for display, attached to a wooden display stand with an elegant brass nameplate engraved with “Santa Maria.” At 29" long x 11 1/2" wide x 26" tall, our breathtaking Santa Maria model is sure to be the awe-inspiring centerpiece of any room or space. Ships directly from manufacturer.