Draketail Workboat

Draketail Workboat

Description: Draketail workboats have a distinctive rounded stern with a "reverse rake" transom, a design partially based on torpedo boats and racing boats of the early 1900’s. Draketails (also called Dovetails) originated on Hoopers Island, MD and they were among the first workboats outfitted with a gasoline engine. Draketails also have a narrow beam, resulting in higher speeds than other workboats. This led to some of these vessels being used during the Prohibition Era for transporting alcohol! In the mid-1900’s, the Draketail design gave way to the more popular Box Stern design.

Features: Wood construction, fully assembled, ready to display. Draketail model includes anchor and chain, chocks, bitts, navigation lights, hand rails, horn, cabin windows and portholes, detailed cabin interior, varnished cabin door, fire extinguisher, life ring, engine box, exhaust pipe, dual control stations, rope steering set-up, tiller steering stick, gas tank and mounting bracket, 3-blade prop and rudder. Boat is painted white, with gray cockpit and copper/red bottom paint. Wooden stand is painted black.

Dimensions: Draketail is 32.00” long X 7.00” wide X 9.50” high, when mounted on stand. Model is approx. 1:16 scale. Weight (boat and stand) is 3.5 lbs. Boat is removable from stand.

Lead Time to Ship: 1 week or less



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