Columbia 1871

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Columbia 1871 ship model built by Abordage Expand

Discover our new Columbia 1871 ship model.

America's Cup Defender, designed by J.B. Deusen.

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$1,495.00

The Columbia 1871 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 Columbia combines the careful execution of every detail with the high quality of the materials and the craftsmanship. Deck fittings are amazing and very detailed. Model has white topsides, gold cove stripe and varnished stained wood bottom. Model comes with cotton sails and is ready to display.

Columbia was one of the two yachts to successfully defend the second America's Cup race in 1871 against English challenger Livonia.

Design:Columbia was a wooden centerboard schooner designed and built in 1871 by Joseph B. Van Deusen in Chester, PA for owner Franklin Osgood of the New York Yacht Club.

Career: Skippered by Andrew J. Comstock, Columbia won the first two 1871 best-of-seven races against Livonia. She was beaten by Livonia in the third race, in which Columbia, damaged from the second race, was skippered by Horatio Nelson "Nelse" Comstock. She was the first America's Cup defender to concede a win to the challenger. As Columbia was further damaged in this third race, she was unable to compete in the final races. The yacht Sappho substituted and won the America's Cup for the second time for the U.S. Columbia ended her racing career in 1908, when she was dismasted and used as a houseboat in Brooklyn Harbor on the East River. Three years later she was rebuilt and sailed as a cruiser out of Newport News, VA. In 1920, Columbia was bought by a fisherman. She was declared lost in 1923.

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Size34" L X 25" H ( 86.36 cm L X 63.5 cm H )
Year1871

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Columbia 1871

Columbia 1871

Atlantic, yacht designed by William Gardner. Launched 1903 in New York.

At the turn of the Century, royalty dominated luxury yachting, and races were organized for the pleasure of the wealthiest yacht-owners. In 1905, 11 yachts are invited in LEARN MORE

Atlantic, yacht designed by William Gardner. Launched 1903 in New York.

At the turn of the Century, royalty dominated luxury yachting, and races were organized for the pleasure of the wealthiest yacht-owners. In 1905, 11 yachts are invited in Europe to race the Kaiser's Cup, offered by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Among these luxury yachts, there was a three masted steam schooner Atlantic, 185' long and owned by Wilson Marshall, who would enter the legend of boating forever.

Driven to the potential of her lean hull form and 18,500 square feet of sail by Captain Charlie Barr, on the seventh day of racing she logged a staggering 341 nautical miles. When she passed the warship marking the finish, she had crossed the ocean in 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds. This record would stand for more than 50 years !

Her second owner was Cornelius Vanderbilt. She lasted into the late 1970s.

Too big and costly to properly maintain, she sank at her last mooring in tidewater Virginia. In 1997, the New-York Yacht Club hosted the Atlantic Challenge, race for large cruising yachts in Atlantic's memory.

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