This is a magnificent museum quality model of the Royal Louis. It was 100% hand built “flank on the frame” by the master craftsmen. This model is made of mahogany and teak. Stripes of rosewood were added to increase its exotic value. Around her hull, you can see brass cannons, brass rails and fittings, a big brass figurehead in front of the bow, beautiful art works around the stern. On the deck, there are stairs connected different floors; a big wooden dinghy that comes with its own paddles, sky light panel, ship wheel, ship bell…etc. The details are just amazing. It takes hundreds of hours to build the hull. The model comes with its original French flags and rest on a steady wooden base with attached metal name plate. This is an exclusive edition of the Royal Louis, where the model is uniquely identified by a laser cut hull serial number.
The Royal Louis was a 3-deck vessel with 120 guns. Her captain was a Squadron Admiral. She was one of the most powerful first-rank vessels belonging to the French Royal Navy at that time. This model represents the Royal Louis according to the plans of 1779, when she was Admiral-Ship of the Blue and White Squadron, being part of the American Squadron