So, having rejected my first boat marquette, I am doing out a second marquette of a boat that doesn't have a flat bottom. Also, I thought it would be nice to combine it with other boat hulls of different sizes. Different scales add visual interest.
This is working much better for me. I quite enjoy its function which is a stand holding a boatload of olives and a little shoot to dispose of olive stones. At this point, the whole thing needs to be placed on a board. Maybe a sort of bottom saucer could be added to hold the discarded stones, should I develop this one further.
Here is a detailed write up of the development of my second boat marquette.