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Volunteer 25" Limited Description
Perfect for any sunroom mantle, bedroom shelf or office desk, the graceful lines of these high quality model sail boats of America’s Cup winner Volunteer are adorned with finely crafted features. Wind and waves will take you away with this Limited Edition Volunteer model yacht.
24" L x 4" W x 25" H (1:66 scale)
- Authentic museum-quality scale replica of the real Volunteer 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 over 20” model, including:
- Higher quality woods used in construction of hull and deck features
- 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
- Thicker, sturdier canvas used for all sails
- Limited production run of these sailboats models
- 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
Volunteer was the victorious American defender of the seventh America's Cup race in 1887 against Scottish challenger Thistle.
Volunteer, a centerboard compromise sloop, was designed by Edward Burgess and built by Pusey & Jones Shipbuilding Company at Wilmington, Delaware in 1887 for owner General Charles J. Paine of the New York Yacht Club.
Volunteer had an all-steel frame and hull, with a deck of white pine.
Volunteer easily beat the 1886 America's Cup defender Mayflower during the trials, and won both Cup races on September 27 and 30, 1887, against Thistle. It was skippered by Captain Hank Haff with the assistance of Captains Terry, Berry and L. Jeffreys.
Soon after the Cup races, Volunteer was bought by John Malcolm Forbes (who also owned Puritan) and was altered as a schooner in 1891. It was broken up at a New York junkyard in 1910.
* Overall length: 32.91 m
* Length at water line: 26.10 m
* Beam (width): 7.06 m
* Draft: 3.04 m
* Displacement: 130 tons
* Sail area: 834.40m2