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Columbia Limited 16" Description
Freshly redesigned, our new Columbia model yacht features increased craftsmanship and deck details. From wire railings of real brass to finely-carved deckhouses, from the mast coat and even a miniature lifeboat, careful attention has been paid to every detail of these sleek and elegant wooden model sailboats. With clean lines and graceful features, these model sailboats of the famous America’s Cup winner will bring a nautical flair and winning spirit to the décor of any room.
16" Long x 2" Wide x 14" High (1:99 scale)
- Newly redesigned yacht model, features:
- Increased detail and craftsmanship
- Significantly upgraded deck features, including real brass railing, mast coat, lifeboat, detailed deckhouses and more
- Quality construction of solid wooden parts
- Suits any room or décor with clean lines and simple colors
- Pre-assembled, simply attach the sails and display
- All rigging, lines and stays feature brass hooks which attach into eyelets on mast, boom, bowsprit or deck
- Ready to display in less than five minutes
Columbia was the successful defender of the second America's Cup race in 1871 against English challenger Livonia.
Columbia, a wooden centerboard schooner, was designed and built in 1871 by Joseph B. Van Deusen in Chester, PA for owner Franklin Osgood of the New York Yacht Club.
Skippered by Andrew J. Comstock, Columbia won the first two 1871 races against Livonia. It was beaten by Livonia in the third race, in which Columbia, damaged from the second race, was skippered by Horatio Nelson "Nelse" Comstock. It was the first America's Cup defender to concede a win to the challenger. As Columbia was further damaged in this third race, it was unable to compete in the final race. The yacht Sappho substituted and won the America's Cup for the second time for the U.S.
Columbia ended its racing career in 1908, when it was dismasted and used as a houseboat in Brooklyn Harbor on the East River. Three years later it was rebuilt and sailed as a cruiser out of Newport News, VA. In 1920, Columbia was bought by a fisherman. It was declared lost in 1923.
* Overall length: 34.13 m
* Length at water line: 29.41 m
* Beam (width): 7.75 m
* Draft: 1.80 m
* Displacement: 220 tons
* Sail area: 950 m2