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Endeavour I, 1934, America's Cup 130' J-Class Sloop Challenger.Museum quality yacht model.
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Endeavour: the Legend.
Exclusive hand made construction, it has been built from the the best wood essences and innovative materials. This model of Endeavour combines the careful execution of every detail with the high quality of the materials and the craftsmanship.
Deck fittings are amazing and very detailed.
The model has been built according to the new Endeavour after its refit by Elizabeth Meyer in 1989.
Model has blue topsides, white cove stripe , white boot stripe and dark red bottom paint.
Also comes with varnished bottom upon request.
Model comes with or without dacron 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.
|Size||60 cm L x 85 cm Hgh|
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Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith , Shamrock V's owner ( he acquired her in 1932 ), decided to enter the fray. He ordered a new J Class from Charles E. Nicholson, Endeavour. Nicholson designed his most fabulous challenger, with a very elegant shape and real speed capacities.
The fifteenth challenge of the America's Cup was quite a paradox: the faster yacht was beaten by the slower but better sailed yacht. In fact, with Rainbow, the Americans were saved solely due to her tactical sense and a lot of luck.
Endeavour layed down for years in the USA, without care. She was rescued by Elizabeth Meyer, of Newport, RI. Today after a $ 10,000,000 restoration, she is one of the most breathtaking sights on the water. To take helm of such a boat is to experience pure power, grace and speed.
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.