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Volunteer 35" Limited Description
This elegant model yacht of America’s Cup winner Volunteer is the perfect highlight for a bedroom or beach house, office or meeting room while sailing from atop any mantle, shelf or table. Brightening any room with her presence, Volunteer model sailboats shine with the unbound freedom of the wind, graceful speed of the waves and winning spirit of their famous namesake in this Limited Edition model yacht.
32" L x 4" W x 35" H (1:49 scale)
- Accurate 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, including:
- Increased details and items on deck compared to standard models
- Brass wire railing running along gunwales
- Clear window panes in all deckhouses
- Lifeboat 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 these model sail boats
- Certificate of Authenticity individually numbered and signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris
- Significant research to guarantee accuracy of this yacht 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" 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