MV 29

Original merchant launch
(Sc. 1:32 L. 652 mm. H. 441 mm.)

 

The origin of the Leudo are rather uncertain. According to suppositions probably having a content of truth, the Leudo comes from a type of medieval boat with two masts inclined towards the prow with lateen sails. It should afterwards have lost the foremast, replaced by a bowsprit with jibs, making the manoeuvres easier. The hull has a characteristic egg shape with a very accentuated bending weather conditions, unbearable even for stronger hulls. It was a cargo concerns - hardware - agricultural tools - hand-manufactured goods and cloths in the Mediterranean Sea.