Defender 1895

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Sloop designed in 1895 by Nathanael G.Herreshoff , America's Cup Defender.

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$1,295.00

Exclusive hand made construction, it has been built from the the best wood essences and innovative materials.

This model of Defender 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 beige topsides, black cove stripe and dark blue bottom paint. Also comes with varnished bottom upon request .

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.

Plank on bulkhead construction, we only build small production batch of 10 units.

 

Historic NoteIn 1894, William K. Vanderbilt came for the second time to see Nathanael Herreshoff to commission a new defender to race the America's Cup against Valkyrie III the next year. Vanderbilt was believing in Herreshoff's genious and gave ''carte blanche'' to t
Size76 cm L x 69 cm Hgh
Year1895

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Defender 1895

Defender 1895

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.

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