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Weatherly 35" Limited Description
Brightening any room with their presence, these Limited Edition sailing ship models of the famous J-class Cup racing yacht Weatherly radiate the unbound freedom of the wind, graceful speed of the waves and winning spirit of their famous namesake. From atop a table, mantle or shelf, these elegant model yachts sail proudly as the perfect highlight for any beach house or bedroom, meeting room or office.
35" High x 4" Wide x 27" Long (1:58 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:
- Clear window panes in all deckhouses
- Brass wire railing running along gunwales
- Accurate scale of deck and hull components
- Finely stitched sails with quality rigging
- Limited production run only 100 of this 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 model yacht 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
Sail number: US 17
Yacht Club: New York Yacht Club, New York
Unsuccessful defence candidate for the 17th America's Cup (1958)
Victorious defender of the 18th 1962 America's Cup
Owner (same in 1958 and 1962): Syndicate formed by Henry D. Mercer, with Cornelius S. Walsch and Arnold D. Frese.
12-Metre International Metre Rule
Designer: Philip L. Rhodes
Builder: Luders Marine Construction Company, headed by Bill Luders at Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Sailmaker: Ted Hood sails
Year of building: 1957 - 1958.
Modified by Philip L. Rhodes at Luders yard in 1962.
- 1958: Arthur Knapp
- 1962: Emil Bus Mosbacher, Jr.
- 1958: Edgar L. Raymond, Jr. and Frank R. McLear
- 1962: Don Matthews as tactician and Richard Matthews as navigator.
L.O.A.: 21.03 m
L.W.L.: 13.86 m
Beam: 3.62 m
Draft: 2.72 m
Sail area: 166 m2
Displacement: 26.5 tons
Ballast: 16.350 tons
Mast: 25 m