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America Yacht wooden hand crafted half model. Order on line, worldwide delivery.
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Hand-crafted plank-on-frame wood hull with black topsides, red cove stripe . Varnished stained wood hull. Display with intricate deck details such as deckhouse, hatches, winches, vents, steering wheel.
Hull size: 60cm. Board size: 75cm X20cm
|Size||75cm X 20cm|
|Half Hull Size||Medium (75cm X 20cm)|
|Historic Note||At the beggining of 1851, Sir Henry Bulwer, British Ambassador to the United States, saw an incredible boat under construction at William Brown's. On his return to England, he mentioned her to his friends, and the Earl of Wilton, Commodore of the Royal Ya|
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Lord Dunraven had no hesitation when he decided to issue his second challenge; he immediately turned to George Lennox Watson and gave him carte blanche to design his new challenger. Watson was determined to win. To achieve his objective, his inspiration came largely from ideas developed by the Americans: wide beam, full lines, composite construction.
Valkyrie III was built by the D. & W. Henderson & Co. yard at Partick on the Clyde. Her frames were in steel, with wooden planking. She was given a steel mast. Launched in May 1895, Valkyrie III had her ballast increased after her first trials against Britannia.