Amati’s latest release is the Coca or Spanish Carrack, a type of round hulled ship with large cargo capacity that was widely used to transport cargo in the 15th Century. The kit appears to be based on the famous Mataró ship model, a votive believe to have been presented to the Chapel of San Simón in Mataro, Spain. The model is now on display at the Maritime Museum Rotterdam.
An image of the Mataró Ship appears on a 1996 issued Spanish 5 ECU silver coin
The new kit from Amati featured a double-planked hull on a new style of laser-cut MDF frames that includes slotted longitudinal frames to give the hull more rigidity and improved alignment. Together with its simple rig and planking, this appears to live up to Amati’s labeling of it as an “Easy to Build” model. While that may be true, it still appears to make a lovely model. At 1/60-scale, the completed model is just over 16″ long and 16.5″ tall.
In addition, the kit includes a nice 16-page fully color-illustrated instruction book. While the instructions are written in Italian, a separate pamphlet includes all the text in English.
Here’s a peek into the kit, which is a real value…
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Ages of Sail just received its most recent shipment of fittings and kits from Amati Model of Italy. In this shipment, we received 3 new kits, just released. Two kits are part of a new line of beginner kits called “1st Step”.
1st Step kits are designed for the first time ship modeler, whether young or old. The kits require no special tools to build and work out to be just about 11″ long. There are two kits in this series, the Elizabethan Galleon and the Pirate Ship. Start someone off on the road to ship modeling with one of these kits, or build it as a quick weekend project.
The third new kits from Amati is not specifically designed for beginners, but is one that is relatively simple in design, a Spanish Carrack or Coca. This is an exciting addition to the Amati product line as it represents one of the few model kits of a 15th century ship.
The Coca kit features laser cut frames and keel, double planking, sail cloth, fittings, and 16-page full-color building instructions. The completed 1:60-scale model measures just about 16″ long and high.
Check out these new Amati kits at Ages of Sail.