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The Typhoon model is outstandingly well done.
Completely built out of mahogany wood with a varnished painting and cream-leathered seats.
An uncompromising selection of the noblest materials for one of the most beautiful power boat models Abordage presents.
Shop now ! It will exceed your expectations.
|Historic Note||The pedigree of the Typhoon dates back to the days of the Gold Cup Races. The original Typhoon was designed back in 1929 by George Crouch. Among the other famous designs from George Crouch were the ever popular Baby Bootleger, and the award winning Teaser|
|Size||61 cm L x 14 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.