Before the usmc received their boats, the british admiralty’s need for a raiding craft brought the first enquiries for an even larger boat. purchasing agents from britain had become aware of andrew higgins’ eureka boats; enquiries were made and a film of the eureka was sent to the admiralty in london.. Conclusion. it was a pleasure to build the model of pt 41 for frank andruss’ mosquito fleet exhibit currently on display in springfield, ma. i delivered the boat to him and it went right into the case built by stan pienkowski.. The hull arrived last week in very good shape, a very nice product. i have been looking to build a higgins pt for years and could not find the time to fabricate the hull..