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America 50" Description
The commanding presence of this model yacht inspired by the famous America racing yacht serves as the ideal centerpiece for a nautical themed den, living room, office or boardroom. Let the spirit of the wind and waves free with these impressive wooden model sailboats.
50" L x 6" W x 37" H (1:28 scale)
- Largest available décor America model yacht
- Quality construction features:
- Individual wood planks visible in hull and deck
- Entirely wooden parts with no plastic hull or deck details
- Lightly starched, quality cloth sails do not sag or wrinkle
- Suits any room or décor with clean lines and simple colors
- Pre-assembled, simply attach the sails and display
- Ready to display in less than five minutes
- Sails and rigging already complete
- Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
- Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks as shown in illustrations
The America’s Cup is the most prestigious regatta and Match Race in the sport of sailing, and the oldest active trophy in international sport, predating the Modern Olympics by 45 years. The sport attracts top sailors and yacht designers because of its long history and prestige as the “Holy Grail” of yachting. Although the most salient aspect of the regatta is its yacht races, it is also a test of boat design, sail design, fundraising, and management skills. The cup, originally offered as the Royal Yacht Squadron cup, is now named after the first yacht to win the trophy, the schooner America. The trophy remained in the hands of the New York Yacht Club of the United States from 1852 or 1857 (when the syndicate that won the Cup donated the trophy to the club) until 1983 when the Cup was won by the challenger, Australia II of Australia, ending the longest winning streak in the history of sport. The skipper of Australia II, John Bertrand, was quoted in saying, “This puts yacht racing back on the map!”.