Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by Mantua the Kon Tiki (703)

Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by Mantua the Kon Tiki (703)
Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by Mantua the Kon Tiki (703)
Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by Mantua the Kon Tiki (703)

Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by Mantua the Kon Tiki (703)
Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea islands had been settled by an ancient race from South America. According to legend, this migration was led by the mythical hero, Kon-Tiki.

Heyerdahl's theory was met by a storm of protest, since it was widely believed the islands had been populated from the Indonesia. One of the arguments was the lack of evidence that the Pre-Colombian Indians of South America had sea-going vessels capable of crossing the enormous expanse of ocean between their continent and Polynesia.

A crew of six men sailed the raft from Callao, Peru on the 28th of April, 1947. They landed on Raroia, Polynesia after 101 days.

This successful voyage of 4,300 miles proved that the islands in Polynesia were within the range of this type of prehistoric South American Vessel. At Ages of Sail, our model kits are always of the highest quality available, with laser-cut parts and ornamentation made from the finest materials for an authentic look. This brand new kit comes with detailed English instructions, though the "Kon Tiki" is best for intermediate to advanced builders!

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The item "Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by Mantua the Kon Tiki (703)" is in sale since Thursday, December 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Other Boat, Ship Models & Kits".

The seller is "ageofsail" and is located in San Lorenzo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Beautiful, brand new wooden model ship kit by Mantua the Kon Tiki (703)