This Columbia 1899 sailboat model was specially designed & built by the plank on frame method (joining multiple small pieces of wood together on the hull). The hull topsides have been painted French dark blue, there is a white bootstripe and the bottom and decks are varnished with marine quality varnish. The hull has been lightly distressed to give an antiqued look. Fittings are handmade of brass. The J Class boat model comes complete with a stand.
Overall Size: 37" Length x 5" Width x 35.4 Height. Columbia America's Cup J Class. This model sailboat requires some easy semi-assembly you will need to raise up the mast, unfurl the sails and adjust the rigging (please see instructions below). The rigging attaches with hooks (no knot tying).
The hull topsides have been painted French dark blue, there is a white boot-stripe and the bottom and decks are varnished with marine quality varnish. The cloth sails are hand stitched and detailed. The Columbia was the defender of the tenth America's Cup race in 1899 against British challenger Shamrock as well as the defender of the eleventh America's Cup race in 1901 against British challenger, Shamrock II. It was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row. Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast which broke during her 1st trials due to electrolysis.It was replaced by another in Oregon pine for the rest of the trials. Columbia was designed and built in 1898 by Nathanael Herreshoff and his brothers for owners J. Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan of the New York Yacht Club.
It was the third winning defender built by Herreshoff. As ever, the boat had been built in an utmost secrecy, forbidding the access of the yard to every journalists and photographer. Columbia had no difficulty in beating Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock, designed by Fife Jr III. Before his promise to come back to the following America's Cup, Sir Thomas Lipton paid tribute to his rival: "Mister Herreshoff has shown that he is the greatest yacht designer in the world". It is sure to be a commanding presence among-st your nautical decor and to become a treasured family heirloom.Fully assembled, some easy assembly required, rigging attaches with hooks (no knot tying), instructions are included. More Sizes & Types of America's Cup J Class Yacht Model Sailboats Are Available. Columbia J Class Yacht Model Instructions. After that the item will be re listed.
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