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MODEL DIMENSIONS: 30 1/2" L x 44" H x 5" W   WEIGHT 3 lbs
 

Copyright 2008 -  2005 by Land And Sea Collection, All Rights Reserved

Now, you can have a professionally hand crafted, large size, high quality model of the "Shamrock V", for a fraction of what has here-to-fore been quoted for a finished J Class model of this fine vessel at up to $2400.00.

Our J CLASS MODELS which include ENTERPRISE, RAINBOW and ENDEAVOUR are built to the same high standards of our other models, constructed from scratch by skilled craftsmen the old fashioned way. Plank on frame is true to the original's wood over steel frames composite construction. Created by hand from scratch, the model is faithful to the original in all details. At each step along the way, all operations are painstakingly done by hand including a finely finished hull in paint and varnish. It's high detailing and intricate construction has set a new standard for a quality reproduction at a very reasonable price. She will make a treasured addition to any collection or décor, and likely increase in value over time as like all our models, Shamrock is truly a work-of-art.

FEATURES:

  • Three head sails
    Hand laid teak decks
    Detailed running and standing rigging
    Perfectly fitted sails with racing number
    Twin spinnaker poles
    Detailed brass deck fittings and toe rail
    Name plate
    High Quality
    Low cost

OUR LINE OF QUALITY MODERATELY PRICED BOAT MODELS include in sailboats in addition to the SHAMROCK,  the Crosby cat, the Marshall 18, and Beetle cats, two different sizes of the Schooner Bluenose, a Friendship sloop, Schooners Adventuress, America, Amistad, the much admired Herreshoff's 12.5  "S" boats, and New York 30,  J Class Rainbow, Endeavour, Enterprise, Shamrock, each as full models or half hulls, and  also the three masted lumber Schooner WAWONA and Sparkman & Stephen's ocean racer Dorade, yawl Odyssey, and Concordia yawl. In motor vessels we offer the Lake Union Dreamboat , the Chris Craft Barrel Back, the Garwood Speedster, and a classic 1920 motor yacht.
 
As a retired professional Master mariner, we take pride in offering high quality models of boats known and loved by American sailors at a reasonable price that will give you lasting enjoyment, and pride of ownership. Therefore, please don't confuse our models with others you see on the internet. All MODELS are NOT CREATED EQUAL. There is no comparison to our replicas at near this price. Before you buy, make sure to look at all  photographs carefully. Ours will show a model of unparalleled quality and faithfulness to the original builder's plans. Give-always are the rake of the masts, fit of the sails, the proportions of the hull, and the cut of the bow. If you're in doubt, email us!
 
OUR GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original conditioning and packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Unfortunately, no refund can be made for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling.

PARTIAL HISTORY OF SHAMROCK V

(formerly Quadrifoglio,, Shamrock V) J-class cutter. L/B/D: 119.8 × 19.7 × 14.7 (36.5m × 6.8m × 4.5m). Tons: 104 grt. Hull: composite. Built: Camper & Nicholsons, Southampton, Eng.; 1930.

The most celebrated yachtsman ever to challenge for the America's Cup was the self-made millionaire Sir Thomas Lipton. Born to an Irish grocer in a Glasgow tenement, Lipton mounted the first of his five challenges under the auspices of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club in 1898. His William Fife-designed cutter Shamrock, the first challenger not to cross the Atlantic under its own power, lost to J. Pierpont Morgan's Columbia (designed by Nat Herreshoff) in three races. Gracious in defeat, Lipton was made an honorary member of the New York Yacht Club. Two years later, his George Watson-designed Shamrock II lost three races on corrected time to Columbia, though the margins were negligible and she actually crossed the line ahead by two seconds in the second race. The extreme limits of racing design were reached in 1903, when Fife's Shamrock III was pitted against Herreshoff's Reliance. The race conditions were mediocre, but in the contest between sail areas, Shamrock's 14,154 square feet were no match for Reliance's 17,730 square feet. These were the last America's Cup races for almost two decades, and when they resumed in 1920 it was with smaller yachts built to Herreshoff's International Rule. Shamrock IV and Resolute, both built before World War I, had the most exciting race series held to that time, and Shamrock IV won the first two of five races by decisive margins.

The rules changed yet again and the 1930 America's Cup races were the first of three between yachts designed to the J-class rule. The celebrated J-boats with their lofty rigs, Bermuda rigs, and Park Avenue booms were between 75 and 87 feet in length, with sail areas between 7,550 and 7,583 square feet, though this included three headsails—jib, jig, and topsail jib. Shamrock V was no match for Resolute, which was chosen from among four trial boats, and she lost the series in four straight races. So ended the racing career of Sir Thomas Lipton, "the world's best loser," who died the next year at the age of eighty-one.

Shamrock V was next purchased by T. O. M. Sopwith, who used her as a trial horse for his Endeavour s in 1933 (Rainbow vs. Endeavour) and 1937 (Ranger vs. Endeavour II). Shamrock V subsequently changed hands several times. An auxiliary diesel engine was installed and she was at one time rigged as a cruising ketch. While owned by the Immobiliare SIFI Spa in Sardinia, she was named Quadrifoglio, Italian for "shamrock." In the 1980s, she was acquired and restored to her original rig by the Museum of Yachting in Newport, Rhode Island, where she is maintained in sailing condition.

The following dimensions are approximate because each model is made by hand, and may be the work of one or more people. Accordingly there will be slight variations in size, color, and weight which in no way will effect their quality or value. 
 
Approximate Specifications:
 
Length:  30 1/2 in
Beam:       5 in
Height:   44 in
Weight of model:  3 lbs exclusive of special packaging.
 
HULL COLOR: Forest Green
 
MINOR ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: To save cost, this model is shipped with its mast down. All rigging is pre-attached and sails are separate. For most people, it is a simple affair to step the mast and tighten all the stays and shrouds since they are pre-measured and hook in place If you have a problem, email or call us for guidance. 
 
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