Status: In a Private Collection. (Please contact me to commission a similar piece.)
The “Large Cat Boat” was my inaugural sculpture and “kick-off” for my metal art endeavor. Although I’ve been doing custom metal fabrication for more than 20 years, I had yet to try my hand at T.I.G. welding or working with stainless steel and, true to my form, I decided to start my metal art endeavor… oh ya, and then learn how to T.I.G weld and work with stainless steel! Fortunately, I was able to successfully accomplish both and the end result was a nice donation for our local Community Boating Center that was auctioned off at their annual Opening of the Bay Celebration.
The sculpture is modeled after an 18’ Marshall Sanderling Cape Cod Catboat and is designed to present itself nicely in either an indoor or outdoor settings. Its hand-formed from 16 gauge T304 stainless steel and T.I.G. welded together. Its dimensions are: 46” Tall, 18” Wide and 32” long and the stainless steel will maintain a beautiful shine in all climates and will require little maintenance to enjoy for decades to come.
The Cat Boat was auction off and is now a part of a private collection.
© 2012 – Kirt Rebello