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America, 1851. Schooner scale model by Abordage : a museum quality ship legend replica ! Designed by George Steers.
Size: 72cm L x 58 cm Hgh
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The America's model is a trully work of art.
Plank on bulkhead construction, we only build small production batch of 10 units.
Exclusive hand made construction, it has been built from the the best wood essences and innovative materials.
This model of America combines the careful execution of every detail with the high quality of the materials and the craftsmanship. Model has black topsides, red cove stripe and a varnished stained wood hull.
Model comes with cotton sails and is ready to display. It is mounted with brass pedestals on a high quality hardwood display base with a gold trim.
Felt lined underside will not scratch your furniture.
|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|
|Size||72cm L 58 cm Hgh|
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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.