MV 35

British armed cutter 1797
(Sc. 1:90 L. 840 mm. H. 635 mm.)

The Hunter is a well equipped cutter, built for the British Navy in many, more or less similar copies, in the second half of the seventeenth century, to face the smugglers, who, incidentally, were the first to use this type of ship (it seems that the English shipyards built them in couples: one for the smugglers and one for the Customs…). Of course the Hunter was used also as coast-guard and for military functions of port survey, scout, warning and so on. From these cutters derived, towards the end of the nineteenth century, the sports boats and those meant for the regattas. The model reproduces, to a scale of 1:72, a cutter built towards 1797. It is equipped with 12 guns and several culverins.