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Wooden Defender Limited Model Sailboat Decoration 35"

Overall Dims: 32" L x 3" W x 35" H

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SKU: Defender D0503

Wooden Defender Limited Model Sailboat Decoration 35"

NOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
Attach Sails and the Defender model yacht is Ready for Immediate Display 
 

This elegant model yacht of America’s Cup winner Defender is the perfect highlight for a bedroom or beach house, office or meeting room while sailing from atop any mantle, shelf or table. Brightening any room with her presence, Defender model shines through with the unbound freedom of the wind, graceful speed of the waves and winning spirit of their famous namesake in this limited edition model yacht. 

32" L x 3" W x 35" H (1:49 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, with each plank and wood grain visible through the paint
  • High quality craftsmanship and details, including:
WARNING WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium and Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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