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Valkyrie 35" Limited
With the graceful speed of the waves, unbound freedom of the wind and racing spirit of her famous namesake, these Limited Edition model sail boats of the Valkyrie racing yacht will brighten any room with her presence. Sailing atop a shelf, mantle or table this elegant yacht model is the perfect highlight for an office or meeting room, bedroom or beach house.
35" High x 4" Wide x 32" Long (1:49 scale)
- 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:
- Increased details and items on deck compared to standard models
- Brass wire railing running along gunwales
- Clear window panes in all deckhouses
- Lifeboats with accurate design and curved bottom
- Accurate scale of all deck and hull components
- Thick, sturdy canvas used for all sails
- Limited production run only 100 of this model
- Certificate of Authenticity individually numbered and signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris
- Significant research to guarantee accuracy of this model includes sources such as photos, historical plans and original artwork
- Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
- Ready to display in less than five minutes
- 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
- Sails and rigging already complete
Valkyrie II was the unsuccessful British challenger of the eighth America's Cup race in 1893 against American defender "Vigilant".
Valkyrie II, a keel cutter, was designed by George Lennox Watson and built by D & W Henderson & Company, Meadow side, Patrick on the Clyde, Scotland in 1893 for owner Lord Dunraven of the Royal Yacht Squadron.
Valkyrie II had a steel frame, a wooden hull, and a pine deck.
Valkyrie II was launched on Apr. 29th, 1893 and sailed to the U.S. that October to compete in the eighth America’s Cup. It lost to Nathanael Herreshoff’s Vigilant, 0-3.
Valkyrie II existed for barely a single year. On July 5th, 1894 this Cup contender collided with A. D. Clarke’s cutter yacht Satanita at the Mud Hook Regatta on the Firth of Clyde, killing one crewman. Valkyrie II broke up and sunk nine minutes later.
* Overall length: 35.84 m
* Length at water line: 26.06 m
* Beam (width): 6.80 m
* Draft: 5.03 m
* Displacement: 140 tons