Firefly is a tugboat that I spied in Essex one day.  She’s such a great looking vessel I had to build a model.  She is a 30′ yard tug owned at the time by Ocean Side Construction.  12′ beam, 5′ draft.  The model is 1 inch to 1 foot.

Real firefly at dock in Essex

Creating offsets from photos

Creating offsets from photos

Starting Firefly's hull

Starting Firefly’s hull

Hull finished

Model cut away from strongback

Adding deck


Starboard side

Bow on

Port side



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