This is a gorgeous museum-quality model of the Flying Dutchman. She is legendary ghost ship that can never make port and sail in the oceans forever. This ship model has a unique wood inlay base and many hand carved sculpture details.
Seacraft Gallery’s master craftsmen build the ship model using historical photographs, drawings or original plans. We built her to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. We handcrafted the ship model using plank-on-frame construction method which is similar to the building of actual ship. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
About the Flying Dutchman ship
The Flying Dutchman was an infamous supernatural ghost ship. Originally, Dutchman’s task is to collect all the poor souls who died at sea and ferrying them to the afterlife. During the Golden Age of Piracy, the Dutchman would become a ship feared by many across the seven seas.
Flying Dutchman was given to Davy Jones by his love, the sea goddess Calypso, who gave Jones the duty of ferrying the souls who died at sea into the next world. After ten years, Jones would be free to come ashore to be with Calypso. But whenever Davy Jones came ashore, Calypso was nowhere to be found. This ultimately resulted in Jones carving out his own heart, and locking it in the Dead Man’s Chest. Jones abandoned his duty, instead wreaking havoc on the seas and unleashing the Kraken upon many vessels. He also preyed on wayward sailors lost at sea who wished to avoid death and final judgment, press-ganging them into his crew, eventually becoming part of the Dutchman itself.
Many years later, the crew of the Black Pearl would run afoul of the Flying Dutchman due to Jack Sparrow’s debt with its captain. Sparrow tried to escape service aboard the Dutchman by possessing Jones’ heart. The heart later found its way into the possession of Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company, who would use the Flying Dutchman and its crew to lead his armada in the War Against Piracy. This eventually forced a confrontation with the Brethren Court off the coast of Shipwreck Island. The Flying Dutchman became locked in a titanic battle with the Black Pearl. In the midst of the chaos, Will Turner stabbed the heart of Davy Jones, killing Jones and replacing him as the new captain of the Dutchman.
With the death of Davy Jones, both the Flying Dutchman and its crew returned to their former forms. They aided the pirates in destroying the HMS Endeavour, defeating Beckett. Approximately two decades later, the curse aboard the ship was broken, leaving the current status of the ship, its crew, and its purpose unknown.
Owned by Cutler Beckett, the ship was put under the command of the East India Trading Co. once again, before Sparrow managed to take it for himself. The ship, then, became one of the most important parts in the life of Sparrow and his crew. From helping them to find the legendary Chest of Cortes to Aztec gold, the ship managed to get through major scrapes more than once. It even managed to take on other legendary boats, including The Flying Dutchman. Take one look at this splendid ship model, and you’ll see why it is so popular.
As part of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, the ship is one of the most popular in modern cinema and fiction. She has been through its fair share of madness. As soon as you see that all-black style sailing towards you, then you know exactly what you are up against. Indeed, the Black Pearl is quite scary for those who view it in the PotC series, but it makes the perfect ship for some at-night sneaking around. While sneaking in the sea is quite the challenge, this certainly manages to do just that! The Black Pearl, though, was once known as The Wicked Wench. It was, though, destroyed and ordered to be sunk by Lord Beckett, before Day Jones and Jack Sparrow wind up raising it from the floor of the sea. Known for its speed due to the incredible number of sails attached, The Black Pearl is more than just an aesthetic finishing touch. Indeed, it’s even noted that it may be the only ship that could outrun the famous Flying Dutchman!
Here comes the Flying Dutchman,
Comes fast through the hissing spray,
And proceeding by the tempest he heads for Table Bay.
With bird-like speed he’s borne along before the howling blast,
But he never can cast anchor there, for the Bay, alas, he’s passed.
– Traditional English Ballad