The hull is stained and varnished to a mirror-like finish. The half hull is then mounted on a ready to hang wooden plaque, with an engraved brass nameplate.The half hull model is built exactly to scale as the original Columbia was. The task required skillful craftsmen 100s of hours to accomplish. Size Plaque: 29.5" overall L x 7.8" H.
Hand Built Columbia 1899 Half Hull Wooden Model. This expert level, highly detailed, museum quality, Columbia 1899 model is brand new, fully assembled and ready for display (not a kit). The half hull model is built exactly to scale as the original Columbia w as. The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish. 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".
The half hull model plaque measures 29.5"(75cm) x 7.8"(20cm) and the model measures 23.6(60cm) long from bow to stern. It's an historic half hull model sailboat that is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.
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100% hand crafted using plank on bulkhead construction method. Hand sanded hulls are finished with marine varnishes and polyurethane paint. Included with this expert level model boat is an engraved brass nameplate. Size Plaque: 29.5" overall length x 7.8" height.
Size Model: 23.6 overall length. Undreds of hours where required to finish this half hull model sailboat. Made of the finest mahogany and tropical hard wood.
Extensive research through original plans and pictures make this model authentic. This model went through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. After that the item will be re listed. Items will be professionally and securely packed with foam sheets, peanuts or bubble wraps. This item was in stock at the time of listing.
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