Wooden Toy Sailboat - 15 inch: T15 Racing SloopTippecanoe Boats
Winner of the Parents’ Choice Award Gold Medal for excellence, the Tippecanoe Boats T15 Racing Sloop performs beautifully on all waters. The T15 is our mid-sized Wooden Toy Sailboat at 15 inches long and 26 inches tall. Since it is bigger than the T12 Cruiser, the T15 Racing Sloop is faster and more powerful for sailing in stronger winds and on bigger waves. As with all our Toy Sailboats, the hull is solid western red cedar, the fittings are solid brass, and the sails are nylon spinnaker cloth. These high-quality materials give the T15 great durability for years of sailing fun!
The zinc keel casting used for all our Wooden Toy Sailboats makes these boats unsinkable and self-righting. With two sails and a deep keel, your T15 will race across the water. In larger lakes, the T15 sails beautifully with a light line on the bow. Your boat will sail out so far you can barely see her. Tug on the line and the T15 will spin around and sail back. Other days you may find it fun to let the T15 sail free and follow it in a canoe or dinghy. This wooden sailboat is also very enjoyable in a swimming pool; it will sail back and forth almost continually in the breeze. The two brightly colored sails add a charming dimension of fun and excitement to any setting, whether the boat is sailing in the wind or creating an authentic nautical elegance on display.
The T15 Racing Sloop is available as both a kit or a finished boat. Finished boats are beautifully varnished with many coats of high-quality marine varnish to last for years of fun, and come fully assembled and ready to sail.
Kits are easily assembled in 50 minutes and can be painted or varnished for extra beauty and longevity. Your T15 kit includes all of the parts and instructions to build a wonderful sailboat. All you will need is paint or varnish if you choose to finish the hull, but even without paint or varnish the western red cedar hull will last for many years.
The T15 is a fun building project and a wonderful way to learn how a sailboat works. There can be no finer introduction to a lifetime of enjoying the wonderful sport of sailing than a beautiful wooden sailboat you built yourself!