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Atlantic 38" Wooden Schooner Model.
Size: L: 38" W: 8" H: 33" Inches
This model ship is shipped assembled, you just need to stand the masts and she is ready to be displayed. This is one of the finest models ships available anywhere!! Great Gift Item! The model ship sits perfectly on the included base, which is made of a high-quality, conditioned wood, and has a brass name plate.
This Atlantic Yacht model is built from scratch by experienced master craftsman and is not from any sort of kit. To create the subtle details and definitions of the deck and hull, the plank on frame method of construction is used, which requires hundreds of hours of pain-staking, detailed work.
The highest quality, rare woods (including Ebony, Rosewood, Blackwood, Mahogany, Jack wood, and Sycamore) used to construct our models are subjected to specific seasoning procedures to ensure that the model will withstand severe climate and never warp or split. Ornaments and decorations on this model (which may include, portholes, anchors, and other details) are sculpted of brass, chrome, and other metals. Sails are handmade of fine linen and rigging lines vary in weight, thickness and color. The detailed, hand-stitched sails of the model ship are constructed of fine linen. The detailed rigging's and lining are painstakingly fastened by hand and also made of linen.
Extensive research is required to build each mode to scale, using various pictures, original plans, drawings, and digital imaging. Each model ship is examined during various stages of manufacturing and shipping to ensure the highest quality and accuracy possible for your investment.
The Schooner Atlantic was launched in 1903. She won the Emperors cup in 1905 . She sailed 348 nautical miles in one 24 hour period. She was taken by the U.S. Navy in both world wars. Eventually she was purchased by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Although she was built as a racing craft she has a stateroom large enough for seven people.
In 1905, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany proposed a race across the North Atlantic and put forward a solid gold cup to be presented to the winner. Eleven boats including the Kaiser's yacht Hamburg and the schooner Atlantic skippered by Charlie Barr took part.
The competitors encountered strong winds and gales which ensured a fast passage time and all eleven boats finished the race. Atlantic won, breaking the existing record with a time of 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds. The record stood for 75 years until broken by Eric Tabarly sailing the trimaran Paul Ricard. However Atlantic's monohull record stood for nearly 100 years until was broken in 1997 by the yacht Nicorette completing the crossing in 11 days 13 hours 22 minutes.