The concept is based on the Balener ship built in the 1400s. The whole design is based on the marine theme.
Balener was also known by a variety of names such as: Baleinier, Ballenero, Baleinier, Baleniera. The ship is very similar to a brig, generally with two masts equipped with square rigged sails. Although there was a bit of variation depending on the individual vessels, this class of ship was typically in the 150 to 200 to range.