Wooden Intrepid Limited Model Sailboat Decoration 27"
NOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
Attach Sails and the Intrepid yacht model is Ready for Immediate Display
Increased craftsmanship and significantly upgraded deck features highlight our newly redesigned LimitedEdition model sailboats of America’sCup winning racing yacht Intrepid. The second-ever back-to-back winner of the America’s Cup, the wind and waves will take you away with Intrepid in this LimitedEdition yacht model. As a high-quality model with finely-crafted features and graceful lines, these Intrepid model sailboats are perfectly sized to suit a sunroom mantle, bedroom shelf or office desk.
20" L x 4" W x 27" H (1:71 scale)
Authentic museum-quality yacht model of the real Intrepid 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 in this model yacht, including:
High quality woods used in construction of hull and deck features
Many details and items on deck, including deck cleats, window panes in deckhouses, tied-down lifeboat and more
Finely stitched cloth sails
Limited production run only 100 of this yacht model
Significant research to guarantee accuracy of this model yacht includes sources such as photos, historical plans and original artwork
Fully assembled with all masts, sails and rigging already secure and taut
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: 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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
The Intrepid is a 12-meter class yacht which won the America's Cup in 1967 and again in 1970.
Intrepid was designed by Olin Stephens, and was built of double-planked mahogany on white oak frames. She featured important innovations both above and below the waterline. The rudder was separated from the keel and a trim tab was added. This new general underbody type, with relatively minor refinements, was used on every subsequent Cup boat until the 12-meter Australia II's winged keel of 1983. Above decks, Intrepid featured a very low boom, made possible by locating the winches below decks. The low boom caused an "end-plate effect", making the mainsail more efficient.
In 1967 Intrepid was skippered by Emil "Bus" Mosbacher, and defeated Australian challenger Dame Pattie. Redesigned in 1970 by Britton Chance Jr. and well captained by Bill Ficker that year, she defeated another Australian challenger, Gretel II.
Intrepid remained competitive even against aluminum 12-meter yachts. Redesigned again, this time by her original designer Olin Stephens, the Intrepid was back again for a third time in 1974, captained by Gerry Driscoll. Intrepid came within one race of becoming the only three time America's Cup defender in history, but lost the final race of the defender trials to the Courageous, which would go on to win the Cup that year with Ted Hood at the helm. Ted Hood sold Courageous to Ted Turner who went on to win the 1977 America's Cup with her.
The Intrepid underwent a two-year structural restoration, the bustle area was reframed, the bottom replanked for several feet up from the keel, and the deck and deck beams were replaced. Today the Intrepid is available for charter out of Newport, Rhode Island along with fellow America's Cup winners Freedom and Weatherly.