Dowsett Launch 28 custom model

Dowsett Launch 28

New product

New Dowsett Launch 28 custom model Expand

Discover this stunning model of the 1915 Dowsett Wooden Launch 28.

Scale 1/20 or 17 inches LOA.

The model is fully customized including the name on transom, painting, fabrics, flag and burgee, real chromed fittings.

More details

Discover this stunning model of the 1915 Dowsett Wooden Launch 28.

Scale 1/20 or 17 inches LOA.

The model is fully customized including the name on transom, painting, fabrics, flag and burgee, real chromed fittings.

No customer reviews for the moment.

Write a review

Dowsett Launch 28 custom model

Dowsett Launch 28 custom model

William Starling Burgess no doubt inherited his love of boats and sailing from his father as well as  his sharp analytical mind. He also acquired his precise and sensitive feeling for lines and forms from Nathanael Herreshoff, his “Uncle Nat”. But when the young Starling informed Herreshoff of his intention to become a naval architect, “the Wizard of Bristol” took umbrage.

When Mike Vanderbilt contacted him to build a new defender for the 1934 challenge, time was very short. No matter ! He started on the rough drafts of the plans at end of 1931 and Rainbow very nearly failed in the face of a faster challenger, Endeavour.

Starling Burgess came out of it quite well, Charles Nicholson even offering him the plans of his champion. His gesture was to prove quite unwise.

Accept

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from this website. If you would like to change your preferences you may do so by following the instructions here