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AUTHENTIC BUILDER'S TANK TEST MODEL 

 CUSTOM YACHT

 

 
Presented is the original builder's Tank Test model of a custom yacht named Calypso that was designed and built in 1965 for a yachtsman for ocean cruising. Models such as this are very rare in the market place, and are very expensive to build. This one with her pronounced shearline, graceful flared bow and curved transom is a magnificent work of design, and model maker's craftsmanship. The aged patina of her varnish is particularly appealing, and the designer's notations penned inside the hull add a touch authenticity.
 
 
PROVENANCE: We were able to trace back Model No 3110's history to the Stevens Institute of Technology's, Davidson Laboratory where it was tested for Daniel.J.W. McCarthy, president of Marine Design Associates, West Palm Beach, FL in 1965.  It is a 1/16th scale model and was tested as shown in our photo without appendages, except for the skeg and spray rail which ran from the bow to station 5.  The picture directly below shows a forward section that was modified to accept some additional test equipment. The real vessel's Length Overall was 72 ft and the displacement was 74,000 lbs. It was tested in calm water and waves at speeds up to 30 knots.
 
                     Gracefully molded stern
                  Finely sculptured bow
                Designer's notations
                            Inside of hull
 
 
Dan McCarthy had a long career as a draftsman, naval architect and designer of all types of vessels, including those for the U.S. Navy and the famous Garlington sports fisherman's.  His career started in 1954 and ended with his death in 2003. This vessel is one of the most beautiful offshore cruisers of contemporary design.

 

 
MODEL DIMENSIONS: Length Overall 55", Beam 13",
                                           Draft 3 1/4"              Weight 10 lbs.
 
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within five days of receipt in its original condition and packaging. Returns must be insured for their full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling.

Because of size, this sale is restricted to U.S. Buyers in the contiguous 48 States only.

SHIPPING: The buyer is responsible for making arrangements for packing and shipping using his own forwarding agent and carrier. If the buyer wishes to use the seller's assistance for shipment, he shall hold seller harmless for any damages or loss arising out of their participation. Shipping can be arranged through LDG Delivery Service for the U.S. East Coast, and certain cities in Michigan, and Indiana. Contact L. Drew Gerard, for quotes. 561-212-7159, Email:  antiquedelivery@aol.com 

Buy this very special builder's tank test model Now!   What a great find for that special person who can appreciate only the finest and most unusual.

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