LEMON BAY DOLL SKIFF SAILBOAT
Wood Skiff Sailboat, with with Hand-Carved Oars, Canvas Sail and Lines
Handcrafted for 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®
The inspiration for this heirloom toy boat came one afternoon as we watched the children pushing their American Girl ® dolls in a laundry basket with a yardstick for a mast and a handkerchief for a sail. They had just read the American Girl® Caroline series and as happens so often around our home, they were acting out the adventures with their own dolls.
One month later, Christmas was fast approaching and they were still playing with the laundry basket schooner. “We should build a boat for the dolls,” we thought, “How hard could it be?” Over the years, our family has designed and produced many toys for the 18-inch dolls of our children and those of friends: canopy beds with hand-turned posts, school desks, tables, armoires . . . But a boat? Could we do it? “We are boat enthusiasts, amateur boat builders (we have built several sailboats), we love woodworking, and we’ve scaled down many designs for the 18-inch dolls already,” we reasoned, “Why not?”
What we offer you here is the product of a few cuts, a little sweat, perhaps a tear or two (shed in the design process), and a great deal of fun in our garage/woodshop and guest room/sewing room.
This heirloom model was designed using a 1/12-scale skiff model which we then altered, enlarged, and embellished for 18-inch dolls. Our boats have been hand crafted using several woods: mahogany plywood, oak, cherry, and pine. Because our children, and now yours, will be handling these boats we have finished them using our homemade, non-toxic wax prepared with mineral oil and bees wax. These boats are NOT WATER TIGHT however, and are not to be used in water. The sail is made of a light-weight canvas and comes in the following color choices: white, dark blue, dark green and brown (please make your selection from pull-down menu above). The sail may be tied up to the mast when its time to row into port. Each boat comes with two oars, lines for tying up at the dock (please see our other listings to see the dock we offer) and a rudder. Doll(s) and sailing outfit not included.
Bow to stern (length) 32 inches
Port to starboard (width) 12 inches
Height to top of mast/sail 26 inches
Small Parts: Recommended age 8+
Shipping available in the United States.
For shipping outside of the US, contact us for shipping quotes.
Payment accepted: PayPal, Direct Checkout
We are not associated with American Girl® in any way other than being huge fans and collectors and builders of many items that help doll play flourish in our home, and hopefully yours as well!
The love of adventure is one of the trademarks of our family. The other is erring on the side of caution. When we create toys for our children's imaginative play, we seek to impart skills that they will someday apply in life. We try to share our love of adventure and provide a vehicle with which we can teach them how to enjoy the adventure safely. We hope our toys can offer this same possibility to you and your family.
Time passes so very quickly. Enjoy the adventure.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
Lemon Bay Doll Co. accepts PayPal and all major credit cards. If you wish to pay by check, please convo us to make these arrangements.
Regular orders may be cancelled for a full refund as long as the items haven't shipped yet. Custom orders may be cancelled only if work on them has not yet begun.
Layaway options are available. Please convo us to set up a layaway plan. Let us know which pieces you will be placing on layaway, the duration of the layaway, the frequency of payments and the amounts of payments. We will create a recurring custom listing for you and ship out your items one week after final payment has been received.
International shipping available by custom order. Please contact us for shipping quotes.
We ship using USPS Priority 2-3 day shipping or UPS, whichever is most economical. In our listings, shipping is based on "one piece - one box" weights and sizes. With multiple item sales, very often the pieces can be combined into fewer shipments at a savings. (Some of the bigger items do require their own box though.) We are happy to reimburse any shipping overages charged with original purchase on multiple item sales. Please contact us before purchasing if you are interested in receiving the combined shipping reimbursement.
We use special care to pack our items to arrive at your door safely. However, if a product has been damaged during shipment, please contact me as soon as possible upon receipt for instructions. All items are shipped insured and will be replaced or repaired at no cost and no hassle to you. Please save all packaging for USPS / UPS inspection.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item(s) within 7 days of receiving it. Item(s) must be in its original packaging and in perfect, unused condition. Custom orders are final sales and cannot be returned or exchanged.
Customer is responsible for returning the item(s) pre-paid and insured to Lemon Bay Doll Co. Upon receipt of item(s) a full refund will be issued. While our return policy is firm, we will make every effort to assure your experience is satisfactory!
We love custom orders! If there's something you're dreaming of for your doll's world, please convo us for possibilities.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions not answered in our policy section or within our individual listings. We are happy to assist you.