Enterprise Racing Yacht, 1930 America's Cup Defender - Wooden Model Sailboat 24"L. Individually built, completely assembled, handcrafted model of the Enterprise Racing Yacht.
The America's Cup Enterprise was a 121-foot J-class yacht designed by W. Starling Burgess and in 1930 defeated the British Cup challenger Shamrock V, designed by Charles Nicholson. Amazingly enough, in 1980, the same 12-meter yacht Enterprise was used as the training and trials boat for the America's Cup defender Freedom. The Freedom went on to defeat the challenger Australia in the 1980 match.
Hand Built, Fully Assembled museum quality model with Display Stand
Measures 24" in length, 32" in height and 5" wide
Beautifully constructed of exotic woods such as ebony, rosewood, yellow and red cedar, mahogany, teak, black wood, walnut, cherry, birch and maple and other tropical woods
Researched and completely built from scratch, one at a time, in scale to the original plans
100% hand built from scratch using "plank on frame" construction method, gluing together multiple pieces of dry, thin wood
Finely painted and varnished finishes
Metal parts and details that are bronzed, gold tone or chrome plated or painted
Fabric sails with intricate line rigging
With these artistic assemblies, there will be minor differences in appearance
Each model ship or boat is individual packed in a carton box. A wooden frame is used to protect most model tall ships and boat models from breakage for if the box is accidentally tipped over, dropped, etc... Sailboats and sailing ships with simpler detail are packed with masts folded down, ready to display after simple, easy assembly.
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The aging Sir Thomas Lipton received a thrashing at the hands of another Vanderbilt, this time Harold S. "Mike" Vanderbilt, who became the first owner to sail his sailboat in America's Cup competition.
Enterprise defeated the Nicholson-designed Shamrock V by as much as nine minutes.
Designed by Starling Burgess (son of Edward Burgess), Enterprise is renowned for its "Park Avenue" boom, The large, flat boom, wide enough for a crewman to walk its length, allowed a curve to be put into the foot of the mainsail, thus achieving a more aerodynamic shape.
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