Columbia Boat Model

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Columbia 24" Wooden sloop sailboat model America's Cup Yacht with varnished hull

Here is a rare sloop model from the Americas cup series. All fittings are brass or wood and are of the finest quality! Each model ship is examined before shipping to ensure the highest quality and accuracy possible for your investment. A beautifully detailed and well-presented display model of the Columbia sailboat carefully built using the plank-on-frame method of construction which requires hundreds of hours of painstaking and detailed work by skilled craftsmen. Months of research goes into the planning of these model boats.

Measures 24" Long x 5" Wide x 31" High. Original plans and pictures are used for their design and realism.

  • Rosewood, Ebony, English Sycamore, Blackwood, Mahogany and Cherry wood

  • Metal: anchors and other tiny details chrome plate, brass plate and gold plate

  • Sails and rigging are made of linen

  • 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

  • All you need to do is stand the mast and she is ready to display!

  • 100% hand built from scratch using a time consuming "plank on frame” construction method, gluing together multiple pieces of thin wood over bulkheads

Historic Past:

Columbia Racing Yacht, 1958 America's Cup Defender - Wooden Model Sailboat, 24"L. In 1958 a new class of sailboats, the 12 Meter class, was introduced as the racing class of the America's Cup. Off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island sleek and fast, Columbia (12 Meter US-16), stunned its competition with a sweeping win of the first 12 Meter America's Cup, proving that 12 Meters were justifiable competitors in the coveted America's Cup! Olin Stephens brought all his vast and sound experience in the design of the 1958 America's Cup Defender. Columbia was built in the Nevins Yacht under the supervision of Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens. This 12 meter yacht had a wooden hull and could sail at very high speed. The skipper Briggs Cunningham took Columbia to the victory, winning over all contenders.

Designed by Olin Stephens and built by Nevins, Columbia was built especially for the 1958 America's Cup trials.

Columbia was owned by a syndicate headed by Henry Sears, Gerard B. Lambert, Briggs S. Cunningham, Vincent Astor, James A. Farrell, A. Howard Fuller, and William T. Moore.

Columbia was helmed by Briggs Cunningham, the inventor of the cunningham sail control device, with syndicate head Henry Sears serving as navigator. After successfully defending the Cup against the challenger Sceptre, she went on to a long career competing the in Defender trials for the 1962, 1964, and 1967 America's Cup competitions.

Carole on 03/04/2013 01:09pm
looks great on mantel

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