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Columbia Limited 25" Description
Let wind and waves take you away with these Limited Edition wooden model sailboats of Columbia, the first America’s Cup racing yacht to win the trophy in consecutive challenges. Graceful lines and finely-crafted features adorn this high-quality yacht model in a size that is perfect for any office desk, bedroom shelf or mantle in your sunroom.
25" High x 4" Wide x 24" Long (1:66 scale)
- Handcrafted wooden hull and masts
- 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:
- Increased number of details and items on deck, including tied-down lifeboat, deck cleats, window panes in deckhouses and more
- Improved details and accuracy of all deck and hull components
- Metal shipwheel adorns deck
- Limited production run of these model sailing ships
- Significant research to guarantee accuracy of this model includes sources such as photos, historical plans and original artwork
Columbia was the defender of the tenth America's Cup race in 1899 against British challenger Shamrock as well as the defender of the eleventh America's Cup race in 1901 against British challenger, Shamrock II. It was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row (a record not equalled until Intrepids back-to-back wins in 1967 and 1970.)
Columbia, a fin keel sloop, was designed and built in 1898-9 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin D. Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. It was the third winning defender built by Herreshoff.
Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast (later replaced with one of Oregon pine.)
Columbia was launched on June 10, 1899. It easily won the elimination trials against the rebuilt former defender, Defender. Skippered by Charlie Barr, it won all three races against the British defender, Shamrock in the 1899 America's Cup.
Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup, and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II.
In 1903 Columbia was refitted with the hope of being selected for a third time, but it was badly beaten in the selection trials by the yacht Reliance.
Columbia was cut up for scrap in 1913 at City Island.
- Overall length: 40.15 m
- Length at water line: 27.25 m
- Beam (width): 7.39 m
- Draft: 5.97 m
- Displacement: 148.7 tonnes
- Sail area: 1189 m2