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Wooden Defender Limited Model Sailboat 25

Wooden Defender Limited Model Sailboat 25"

Overall Dims: 24" L x 4" W x 25" H

MSRP: $99.99

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Wooden Defender Limited Model Sailboat 25"

NOT A MODEL SHIP KIT

Simply attach sails and DEFENDER model ship is Ready for Immediate Display

Perfect for any sunroom mantle, bedroom shelf or office desk, the graceful lines of these high quality model sail boats of America’s Cup winner Defender are adorned with finely crafted features. Wind and waves will take you away with this Limited Edition Defender model yacht. 

25" High x 4" Wide x 24" Long (1:66 scale)

Key Features:
  • Authentic museum-quality scale replica of the real Defender racing yacht
  • Individual plank on frame construction of the hull using fine quality woods
  • High quality craftsmanship and details

Defender was the 1895 America's Cup defender.

Design

Defender was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in 1895. It was Herreshoff's second victorious America's Cup defender design.

Defender was a sloop with all-metal construction: steel, aluminum, and manganese bronze. It was owned by William Kissam Vanderbilt, Edwin D. Morgan and C. Oliver Iselin, and skippered by Henry C. Haff.

Career

Defender defeated the New York Yacht Club's Vigilant then went on to defend the cup against British keel cutter Valkyrie III. Following the contest, Defender was towed to New Rochelle where it remained for another four years without sailing. It was rebuilt to race trials against the 1899 America's Cup defense candidate, Columbia. Defender was broken up in 1901.

Specifications

  • Overall length: 37.5m
  • Length at water line: 27.17m
  • Beam (width): 7.03m
  • Draft: 5.81m
  • Displacement: 151.5 tonnes
  • Sail area: 1134.3 m2 

 


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