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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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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.