Privateer Media Historical Boats

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If you're looking for functional classic and historical boats, we have them. With our base of operations located just ninety minutes from New York City and with resources stretching from Florida to New England and Canada, we've developed the largest network of privately owned period watercraft, many of which can be trailered and taken just about anywhere.

Batteau on the Restigouche River

Working with boats is our passion and our experience stems from Tall Ship training and open water sailing. We've worked with historical vessels on the Delaware River & Bay, Lake George, Lake Champlain, Long Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay, the Potomac River, Hudson River, James River, Virginia Beach, Cape Cod, and the waterways of Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. As a Marine Coordinator we take with us all of the equipment needed to support the boats on the water and production set. The boats that we represent were either built or restored by their crews, and we bring along exemplary technical experience with every boat we use.

The following boats are a sampling of the over six-dozen period craft that we currently represent for film and production work. If you need additional photos of any of the boats shown on this list, please let us know. We encourage you to discuss your project with us so that we can pair the right boats to suit your production needs and historical depiction. Our team of classic boat owners and maritime historians gives us a unique resource for period boats and related maritime items. Chances are if we don't have what you're looking for, it's not there to be found.

Before you inquire with us about using any of our boats for your project, please read our FAQ page.

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schoonerBOAT #1
A 30-ton replica of an 18th century New England pinky schooner.

Construction: Wood.
Length Overall: 70'
Length On Deck: 48'
Beam: 14'
Draft: 5'
Crew: 15
Sail: Two-masted gaff-rigged.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Ontario, CANADA


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gondolaBOAT #2
A full-scale replica of an 18th century gondola/gunboat of the type used at the Battle of Valcour Island in 1776.

Construction: Plank on oak.
Length: 53' 2"
Beam: 15' 2"
Draft: 23"
Rowing stations: Twelve oars.
Crew: 44
Sail: Single-masted square sail and topsail.
Keel: Flat keel.
Accessories: One 12-pounder cannon, two 9-pounder cannon, eight swivel guns.

Location: Vermont

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keelboatBOAT #3
A full-scale replica of an 18th/19th century American keelboat.

Construction: Marine plywood on oak.
Length: 40'
Beam: 8'
Draft: 13"
Rowing stations: Six oars.
Crew: 16
Sail: Single-masted square rigged.
Keel: Flat keel.

Location: Arkansas

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gigBOAT #4
A Bantry Bag Gig, also called an 18th century Admiral's Barge, built on the lines of the original French boat captured in Ireland in 1796. This type of boat was used by many of the world's navies during the 18th and early 19th century.

Construction: Cedar plank on oak, copper riveted.
Length: 38' 2"
Beam: 6' 9"
Rowing stations: Ten oars single banked.
Crew: 15
Sail: Two-masted lug rig with a sprit-rigged sail aft.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Maine

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batteauBOAT #5
A replica of a French and Indian War batteau. The plans were generated from archaeological remains found in Lake George, NY. It is undoubtedly one of the most accurate batteau replicas in North America. Due to the age and condition of this vessel, it is currently available as a dry prop only.

Construction: White pine on white oak.
Length: 33'
Beam: 7'
Rowing stations: Four oars, plus one steering oar.
Crew: 25
Sail: Single-masted square sail.
Keel: Flat bottom.
Accessories: None.

Location: Vermont

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longboatBOAT #6
A historically accurate English lonagboat replica circa 1605 suitable for transporting and landing large crews.

Construction: Cedar plank on oak.
Length: 32'
Beam: 8'
Rowing stations: Eight oars single banked.
Crew: 20
Sail: Single-masted lug rig.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Maine

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batteauBOAT #7
An 18th/19th century sailing batteau.

Construction: Pine on red oak.
Length: 32'
Beam: 7'
Rowing stations: Seven oars, plus one steering oar.
Crew: 12
Sail: Single-masted square sail.
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: New York

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batteauBOAT #8
An 18th/19th century batteau.

Construction: Pine on oak.
Length: 32'
Beam: 7'
Rowing stations: Eight oars, plus one steering oar.
Crew: 12
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: Ontario, CANADA

 

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batteauBOAT #9
An 18th/19th century batteau.

Construction: Ash plank on oak & ash.
Length: 32'
Beam: 5' 8"
Rowing stations: Four oars plus one steering oar.
Crew: 10
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: New York

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shallopBOAT #10
A 16th/17th/18th century shallop.

Construction: Juniper on oak.
Length: 31'
Beam: 8'
Rowing stations: Ten oars.
Crew: 25
Sail: Single-master square sail.
Keel: Flat bottom with leeboards.

Location: Virginia

 

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batteauBOAT #11
An 18th/19th century Cataraqui River batteau.

Construction: Pine on oak.
Length: 31'
Beam: 6'
Rowing stations: Six oars, plus one steering oar.
Crew: 12
Sail: Single-masted square sail.
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: Ontario, CANADA

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schoonerBOAT #12
An accurately scaled-down replica of an 18th century colonial schooner.

Construction: Pine on mahogany, cedar decks.
Length: 30' (40' with bowsprit)
Beam: 8' 6"
Sail: Two-masted gaff-rigged with headsails.
Keel: Full. Draws 6'

Location: Maine

 

 

 

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longboatBOAT #13
An 18th/19th century sailing longboat or workboat capable of carrying a large cargo under oars or sail.

Construction: Cypress.
Length: 30'
Beam: 7'
Rowing stations: Eight oars.
Crew: 18
Sail: Two-masted gaff-rigged.
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: North Carolina.

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shallopBOAT #14
A 17th/18th/19th century coastal sailing shallop.

Construction: Oak on oak.
Length: 30'
Beam: 7'
Rowing stations: Eight oars.
Crew: 18
Sail: Single-masted sprit rigged main with jib.
Keel: Shallow keel with removable lee-boards.
Accessories: On board automatic bilge pumps.

Location: Maryland

 


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batteauBOAT# 15
An 18th/19th century batteau.

Construciton: Pine on pine.
Length: 29' 6"
Beam: 6' 5"
Rowing stations: Eight oars plus one steering oar.
Crew: 15
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: New Jersey

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longboatBOAT #16
A representation of an 18th/19th century longboat or coastal shallop. The paint scheme and rig have been altered from time to time to suit various historical purposes.

Construction: Oak, pine & spruce on a painted aluminum hull.
Length: 27' (34' with bowsprit)
Beam: 7' 6"
Rowing stations: Eight oars.
Crew: 25
Sails: Gaff-rigged mainsail, inner and outer jibs, topsail and mizzen.
Keel: Shoal draft keel with 5' centerboard.
Accessories: Hidden auxiliary outboard.

Location: Ontario, CANADA

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longboatBOAT #17
A representation of an 18th/19th century longboat or coastal shallop.

Construction: Oak & pine on a painted fiberglass hull.
Length: 27' (41' with bowsprit & mizzen boom)
Beam: 6' 1"
Rowing stations: Five oars single-banked.
Crew: 15
Sails: Gunter-rigged mainsail, inner and outer jibs, gaff-rigged mizzen.
Keel: Shoal-draft keel with 5' center board.
Accessories: Hidden auxiliary outboard.

Location: Ontario, CANADA

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longboatBOAT #18
A representation of an 18th/19th century longboat or coastal shallop.

Construction: Oak & pine on a painted fiberglass hull.
Length: 27' (36' with bowsprit)
Beam: 6' 1"
Rowing stations: Five oars single-banked.
Crew: 15
Sails: Gaff-rigged mainsail, inner and outer jibs.
Keel: Shoal draft keel with 5' centerboard.
Accessories: Hidden auxiliary outboard.

Location: Ontario, CANADA

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pinkyBOAT #19
A Crotch Island Pinky - A traditional general purpose double-ended sailing vessel; a very stable sailer and suitable for use as a 19th century and early 20th century pleasure craft or work boat.

Construction: Cedar plank on oak.
Length: 26'
Beam: 7' 5"
Rowing stations: None.
Crew: 8
Sail: Two-masted sprit-rigged ketch.
Keel: Full keel with centerboard.

Location: Maine

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longboatBOAT #20
A replica of an 1812 British Gunboat, representative of similar vessels that were used on the Great Lakes and Georgian Bay during the late 18th and early 19th century.

Construction: Aluminum with wood cladding.
Length: 25' (35' with bowsprit)
Beam: 8'
Draft: 2' 6" without centerboard, 5' 6" with centerboard.
Rowing stations: Six oars single-banked.
Crew: 15
Sail: Gaff-rigged topsail cutter with a lug-rigged main topsail, a jib topsail and a split course.
Keel: Full keel with centerboard.
Accessories: Hidden auxiliary outboard.

Location: Ontario, CANADA

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whaleboatBOAT #21
A traditionally built 18th/19th century military whaleboat. It is currently out of the water awaiting maintenance and available as a dry prop only.

Construction: Cedar plank on oak.
Length: 25'
Beam: 6'
Rowing stations: Five oars.
Crew: 10
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: New York

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longboatBOATS #22 & #23
Two representations of 18th/19th century naval cutters or longboats.

Construction: Wood, carvel planked.
Length: 24'
Beam: 7' 3"
Rowing stations: Eight oars.
Crew: 15
Sails: Two-masted gaff-rigged.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Nova Scotia, CANADA

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longboatBOAT #24
A traditionally built 18th century Hudson River pettiauger.

Construction: Cedar plank on oak.
Length: 24'
Beam: 7'
Rowing stations: Six oars.
Crew: 14
Sail: Under construction.
Keel: Flat bottom with lee-boards.

Location: New York

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batteauBOAT #25
An 18th/19th century sailing batteau.

Construction: Cedar plank on oak.
Length: 23'
Beam: 5'
Rowing stations: Seven oars.
Crew: 13
Sail: Single-masted square sail.
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: New York

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batteauBOAT #26
An 18th/19th century sailing batteau.

Construction: Cedar plank on oak.
Length: 23'
Beam: 5'
Rowing stations: Five oars.
Crew: 11
Sail: Single-masted square sail.
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: New York

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batteauBOAT #27
A traditionally built sailing dory with the lines of an 18th century batteau.

Construction: Pine on oak.
Length: 23'
Beam: 5' 5"
Rowing stations: Eight oars.
Crew: 8
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged with jib, headsail and topsail.
Keel: Flat bottom with daggerboard.

Location: Florida

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batteauBOATS #28 & #29
Two traditionally built sailing dories, nearly identical to BOAT #27 listed above.

Construction: Pine on oak.
Length: 23'
Beam: 5' 5"
Rowing stations: Eight oars.
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged with headsail.
Keel: Flat bottom with daggerboard.
Accessories:

Location: Vermont & New York

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batteauBOAT #30
A representation of an 18th/19th century sailing batteau.

Construction: Birch marine ply on oak.
Length: 23'
Beam: 5'
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 8
Sail: Square-rigged, loose footed.
Keel: Flat bottom with skeg and leeboard.

Location: Ohio

 

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longboatBOAT #31
A traditionally built 18th/19th century naval cutter or longboat.

Construction: Lapstrake cedar on oak.
Length: 22'
Beam: 6'
Rowing stations: Six oars.
Crew: 12
Sails: Single lug rig.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Maine

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longboatBOAT #32
A traditionally built 18th/19th century naval cutter or longboat.

Construction: Lapstrake cedar on oak.
Length: 22' (26' with bowsprit)
Beam: 6' 6"
Rowing stations: Eight oars.
Crew: 18
Sails: Gaff-rigged mainsail with staysail and jib.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: New York

 

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sharpieBOAT #33
A representation of an early 19th century work boat, built on the lines of a Chesapeake double-ended Sharpie.

Construction: Marine-ply and pine over oak.
Length: 22'
Beam: 7'
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 8
Sail: Two-masted gaff-rigged ketch.
Keel: Flat bottom with centerboard.

Location: Vermont

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jolly boatBOAT #34
A traditionally built 18th/19th century ship's boat or jolly boat.

Construction: Cedar on oak.
Length: 20'
Beam: 6'
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 7
Sails: Two-masted sprit-rigged.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Ontario, CANADA


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skiffBOAT #35
A traditionally built Sea Bright Skiff, suitable as an 18th/19th century jolly boat or small cutter.

Construction: Lapstrake cedar on oak.
Length: 20'
Beam: 6' 2"
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 9
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged with jib.
Keel: Flat bottom with centerboard.

Location: Pennsylvania.

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longboatBOAT #36
A traditionally built 17th/18th/19th century workboat.

Construction: Clinker-built oak and locust plank on oak.
Length: 20'
Beam: 6' 1"
Rowing stations: Six oars.
Crew: 11
Sail: Single-masted lug-rigged.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Delaware


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batteauBOAT #37
A traditionally built sailing dory with the lines of an 18th century batteau.

Construction: Pine on oak.
Length: 20'
Beam: 5' 10"
Rowing stations: Six oars.
Crew: 6
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged with jib.
Keel: Flat bottom with daggerboard.

Location: New York

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whaleboatBOAT #38
A traditionally built 18th/19th century workboat similar in design to a New England whaleboat.

Construction: Pine on oak.
Length: 19' 6"
Beam: 5'
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 6
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged.
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: Maine

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doryBOAT #39
A traditionally built replica of an early 18th century Gaspe Skiff, a dory-like design originally made for cod fishing.

Construction: Lapstrake spruce, pine and ash.
Length: 19'
Beam: 5' 6"
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 4
Sail: Single lug sail.
Keel: Flat bottom with leeboards.

Location: Vermont

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longboatBOAT #40
A traditionally built English longboat or cutter.

Construction: Larch on oak.
Length: 18'
Beam: 6'
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 9
Sail: Gaff-rigged mainsail with staysail and jib.
Keel: Full keel with leeboards.

Location: Vermont

 


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skiffBOAT #41
A traditionally built Sea Bright Skiff, suitable as an 18th/19th century jolly boat or small cutter.

Construction: Lapstrake cedar on oak.
Length: 18'
Beam: 5' 3"
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 7
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged with jib.
Keel: Flat bottom with centerboard.

Location: Pennsylvania

 


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skiffBOAT #42
A South Jersey Sea Skiff fitted to serve as an 18th/19th century skiff, jolly boat or small cutter.

Construction: Painted fiberglass hull and oak.
Length: 18'
Beam: 5' 3"
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 6
Sail: Single-masted gaff-rigged with jib.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Massachusetts

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jolly boatBOAT #43
A traditionally built replica of an 18th/19th century English jolly boat.

Construction: Cedar on oak.
Length: 17'
Beam: 6'
Rowing stations: Six oars.
Crew: 9
Sails: Two-masted lug-rig.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Maryland

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jolly boatBOAT #44
A traditionally built replica of an 18th/19th century English jolly boat.

Construction: Cedar on oak.
Length: 17'
Beam: 6'
Rowing stations: Six oars.
Crew: 9
Sails: Two-masted lug-rig.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Illinois

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skiffBOAT #45
A traditionally built Sea Bright Skiff, suitable as an 18th/19th century jolly boat or work boat.

Construction: Lapstrake cedar on oak.
Length: 16'
Beam: 5' 2"
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 6
Keel: Flat bottom.

Location: Virginia

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doryBOAT #46
A traditionally built 18th/19th/20th century working and fishing dory.

Construction: Pine on oak.
Length: 15' 6"
Beam: 4' 8"
Rowing stations: Two oars.
Crew: 4
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged with jib.
Keel: Flat bottom with centerboard.

Location: New York

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jolly boatBOAT #47
A representation of an 18th/19th British ship-to-shore craft.

Construction: Steel hull with wood cladding.
Length: 14' (22' with bowsprit)
Beam: 5'
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 4
Sail: Ketch-rigged wth jib, dipping lugsail main and spritsail mizzen.
Keel: Full keel with leeboards.

Location: Ontario,CANADA

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jolly boatBOAT #48
A representation of an 18th/19th century British ship-to-shore craft or gig.

Construction: Cedar on oak.
Length: 14'
Beam: 4' 6"
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 2-3
Sail: Single sprit sail.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Ontario, CANADA

 

 

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whitehallBOAT #49
A traditionally built Whitehall, the standard work and leisure boat of the late 18th through early 20th century.

Construction: Carvel planked cedar on oak.
Length: 13' 8"
Beam: 4' 4"
Rowing station: Two oars.
Crew: 2-4
Sail: Single-masted sprit-rigged.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Massachusetts

 

 

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jolly boatBOAT #50
An 18th/19th century ship's jolly boat.

Construction: Lapstrake marine ply on oak.
Lenth: 13' 6"
Beam: 4' 5"
Rowing stations: Four oars.
Crew: 3
Sail: None
Keel: Full keel.

Location: Maryland

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wherrieBOATS #51 & #52
A pair of traditionally built Whitehall style wherries. The one pictured is painted white, while the other identical boat (not pictured) has a varnished hull.

Construction: Cypress.
Length: 13'
Beam: 4'
Rowing stations: Two oars.
Crew: 4
Sail: None.
Keel: Full keel.

Location: North Carolina

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