The toy seems to be cool, but honestly includes so many small pieces that for a 5 years old is complicated to assemble, as well the instructions for build the boat are difficult to follow. I think is a good toy for an older boy.
My nephew (5 YO) is pirate crazy right now. He enjoyed time with his Father following the directions to create the pieces. I thinks it's also great for kids to do something with their hands besides video games.