This high quality, XXL Columbia 1898 America's Cup Yacht J Class Boat model is brand new, fully assembled and ready for display (not a kit). You just need to insert the mast in it's designated hole and attach the brass rigging hooks. All the sails are made of cloth with detailed stitching.The Columbia Yacht model is scratched built plank on bulkhead by skillful master craftsmen. Strip by strip of rare, high quality wood were put together. The hull is sanded smooth and painted white with a gold cove stripe and brown bottom. Size: 69" L x 80" H x 10 W. XXL Columbia 1898 America's Cup Yacht J Class Boat Model 69. This high quality, highly detailed, Columbia 1898 America's Cup Yacht J Class Boat model is b rand n ew, fully assembled and ready for display (not a kit). You just need to insert the mast in it's designated hole and attach the brass rigging hooks as shown in the pictures. The Columbia Yacht model is scratched built plank on bulkhead by skillful and creative master craftsmen. Only high quality wood and metal were used to build the model, absolutely no plastic parts. This beautiful model is resting on a painted solid wooden stand with metal supports. To enhanced value and recognition, a metal name plate embedded with "Columbia" is provided. 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". This huge model measures 69 long from front to rear.
It's a fabulous Yacht model that will be a conversation piece for any room or office, yacht club or hotel lobby. Many More America's Cup Yacht Wooden Model Sailboats Are Available.
Highlights about this America's Cup model. 100% hand built from scratch using "plank on frame" construction method.Included with this modern style yacht model is a wood base with a metal name plate. Size: 69" overall length x 80" height x 10 width. Condition: New Excellent (fully assembled). Undreds of hours where required to finish this model. Completed model contains thousands of details created by skillful master craftsmen.
Made of finest rare, high quality wood. Brass fittings and ornaments constitute the excellence of this model. This model went through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
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