Model Shipways' kit is based on drawings and documentation provided by the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport. The kit offers true plank-on-frame construction with the same number of true-to scale frames as the original. The frames are erected with the hull upright, just like a real ship. Although a bit more difficult than building a upside down, this permits the addition of many inboard details.
Kit contains laser cut wooden parts, basswood hull planking strips and wood stock for launching ways. A host of finely cast Britannia metal fittings and anchor shank. Brass is used for eyebolts, rings, chain and wire. Walnut blocks and deadeyes come in five sizes, and 50 yards of black and gray line are provided for accurate rigging. Four sheets of plans and 40 page instruction manual by kit designer and naval architect Ben Lankford record every detail of construction.