Martigana

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In this model I had not taken any photo of the beginning of the work, and therefore I have not published anything, and the hull was once quite finished when I decided to put photos.
I will publish from the point where I am now....
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Many thanks for showing us this project - very accurate work as usual.
Which kind of ship is this? „Martigana“? Is it an Italian boat?
 

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Good job ! A little history of this boat ? Thank you. ;)
The martigana (or marticana, martingana, etc.) was, in the times of the sail, a common vessel and quite widespread in the waters of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic, although today its name has been almost completely forgotten. This denomination appears only from the second half of the 1700s and only a few decades ago some of them were still seen sailing through Tuscany, and even today a couple of them have been photographed afloat in Sicilian waters.

This vessel was used for the transport of goods, even over long distances. The martigana of s.XIX, which is the one that reproduces the model, was a boat with a bow of very pronounced curvature that ended in a spur of the type used in the galleys, with the wedge stern and the rather rounded master frame. In fact, the martigana was, as far as the hull is concerned, quite similar to the tartana, differing from it basically in the saiplan, which was in those of square sails in the main pole and not with the Latin rig that carried the latter .

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Tartane as:
Thank you.
The Tartane had a different masting and rigging, and I think they were a little bit bigger....
For everybody interested:
Sorry Javier for high-jacking our topic
 

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Actually, the tartana was a type of boat widely spread in the western Mediterranean for centuries, and there were tartanas originating from many of its regions and riverside countries: France, Italy, Spain ...
Although mainly engaged in the transport of goods, there were also fishing tartanas, usually smaller. Being a boat so widespread and abundant, its dimensions could vary significantly, from 7 m. to more than 22 m. of length. As an example, I show one of my models, a Ligurian tartana that I made from the information of an Ancre monographie.

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I like this kind of ship, the Martigana, very much - this vessel has a so interesting masting and rigging configuration.
And your model is showing this in a amazing way - Congratulations Thumbsup
 

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Congratulations again Javier, neat miniature work as usual, greetings-
 
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