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Handcrafted Model Ships - Wooden Defender Limited Model Sailboat 25"

Wooden Defender Limited Model Sailboat 25"

Model Ship Overall Dims: 24" L x 4" W x 25" H

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Wooden Defender Limited Model Sailboat 25"


Simply attach sails and DEFENDER model ship is Ready for Immediate Display

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 Defender are adorned with finely crafted features. Wind and waves will take you away with this Limited Edition Defender model yacht. 

25" High x 4" Wide x 24" Long (1:66 scale)

  • Authentic museum-quality scale replica of the real Defender racing yacht

  • Individual plank on frame construction of the hull using fine quality woods

  • High quality craftsmanship and details
    • High quality woods used in construction of hull and deck features

    • Amazing deck details such as tied-down lifeboat, deck cleats, window panes in deckhouses and more

    • Handsewn canvass sails

  • Limited production run

  • 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



WARNING WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde, and Styrene, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Chromium and Toluene, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Defender was the 1895 America's Cup defender.


Defender was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in 1895. It was Herreshoff's second victorious America's Cup defender design.

Defender was a sloop with all-metal construction: steel, aluminum, and manganese bronze. It was owned by William Kissam Vanderbilt, Edwin D. Morgan and C. Oliver Iselin, and skippered by Henry C. Haff.


Defender defeated the New York Yacht Club's Vigilant then went on to defend the cup against British keel cutter Valkyrie III. Following the contest, Defender was towed to New Rochelle where it remained for another four years without sailing. It was rebuilt to race trials against the 1899 America's Cup defense candidate, Columbia. Defender was broken up in 1901.


  • Overall length: 37.5m
  • Length at water line: 27.17m
  • Beam (width): 7.03m
  • Draft: 5.81m
  • Displacement: 151.5 tonnes
  • Sail area: 1134.3 m2