Marmara kancabaş - İstanbul Caique
Bosphorus coaster of Ottomans
these boats are used around of the Marmara Sea and Bosphorus.
Actually, these are coasters that used to transporting light
They are designed for marine transportation. The life of
Marmara Kancabaşı is began at the beginning of 16th century
and continued until the Mid- 19th century according to the first
historical documentation that can be found.
Different types of Marmara Kancabaşı are very similar
characteristically to each other. İn usually their length are
1520 m. They are built in İznik Gulf and İzmit Gulf in Marmara
It is drawn the
in collection of Souvenirs de marine in 1855. The scales of
real apparition of the model are like this: Length 15 meters,
width 3,83 meters and depth 2 meters.
There are two stair decks on bowand
of boat according to historical
Usually transported goods were place
beneath the decks for to be protected from sun and rain. It was
covered with thick cloth onto other goods on decks. There were
at bow and stern.
Warehouse: Space available for storing something in a ship.
was attached total four portable seats over wood wedges
at right side and left side
in board of boat. It was put
on that seats. Thus seamen were going across in easily
between two decks.
Marmara Kancabaşı coasters are very wide and heavy boats.
There were two extra help keels in paralel to the main
keel. Two extra help keels had been protected the boat
against the probable damages during taking to shore.
These can be seen on stern section drawing on plan
Marmara Kancabaşı boat is equipped with two flock
sails, one velestralya
sail and three gabya
A piece of wood, metal, or some other material
having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge.
Bulkhead: A dividing wall or barrier between
compartments in a ship.
on main mast
has been waved. This flag is seen in detail at
the plan. We can see flags in yellow at a
painting, and in red at the other. The color of
a flag on main mast has showed its boat quay or
painter Amadeo Preziosi has made several oil
painting in 1860. The painter has used different
colors for flags on main masts at his oil
Mast: A tall upright post, spar, or other structure on a
ship or boat.
Gilded wood embossing and carving decorations are located at
sides of boat. It is used in bright colors at decorations on bow
and stern according to the studies. As stated in the plan; there
are also the decorations on rudder
There are embossed vine
pattern on bow and stern of boat.
This pattern is used a lot by Ottomans.
The head of boat is a helmsman
at the same time. He had been stood on top of two chests on aft
deck and checked it by pulling or pushing tiller.
İt was very hard to control the rudder because of the tiller was
extremely curved. There are support elements under the deck.
Rudder: A flat piece of wood, metal, or plastic,
hinged vertically near the stern of a boat or ship for
Tiler: A horizontal bar fitted to the head of a
boat's rudder post and used as a lever for steering
Vine: The slender stem of a trailing or climbing
Marmara Kancabaşı has inspired to many painters of
İstanbul. Therefore it is painted it by many painters.
Especially it is possible to view detailed images of
Marmara kancabaşı on Maltese Amadeo Preziosis
pictures. He is a famous painter of old İstanbul. İt is
not given any information about background color and
painting of Marmara Kancabaşı at the plan of
Souvenirs de marine collection.
and its all accessories are made and built by model maker
It is prepared the model according to a scale of 1:32. The
length, width and depth of model are 46,9 cm., 12,2 cm. and 6,4
It is no used fabricated materials during building the model.
It is painted with air-brush and ended with spray mat varnish.
is used ramin tree at planking and walnut, hornbeam and cambare
trees at other areas on this model. The orijinal plan of
Marmara Kancabaşı is taken from Souvenirs de marine
collection. (1855). The orijinal plan is particularly
computerized analysis and re-drawn by modeler Fatih Karalar. The
model and its accessories are shaped by historical documents and
data on the orijinal plan.There is no data related to about the
its color in the plan of the model.""
by Nihat KARALAR