The Xebec was widely used by Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean Sea. They are built for speed by having a narrower floor than most tall ships. It is available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model ready to be proudly displayed as a piece of history. Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plans. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand-built individually using the plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. The Xebec has three masts with an elaborate display of riggings. There are gold-coated metal cannons around the hull. The extended stern is the most eye-capturing part of this model. There is a miniature wooden rowboat on the deck with oars. The elongated bowsprit of the Xebec makes it really stand out as a beautiful ship. You can find dozens of detailed sculptures and ornaments throughout the Xebec. This model comes with an attached wood base with a brass nameplate. It'll make a perfect gift for a home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.