J CLASS CHALLENGER
SMASHING EMERALD GREEN HULL
MODEL DIMENSIONS: 30 1/2" L x 44" H x
5" W WEIGHT 3 lbs
SHIPPING TO 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES:
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 includes ENDEAVOUR of America's Cup
fame, are all built to the high standards of our other models. They are constructed from scratch
by skilled craftsmen the old fashioned way. Plank on frame is true to the originals 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. Shamrock
will make a treasured addition to any collection or décor, and likely increase in value over time as like all our models,
she is truly a work-of-art.
- 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
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 & Nicholson's, 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.
Length: 30 1/2 in
Beam: 5 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
In addition to the J Class Shamrock,
we offer a complete line of moderately priced, classic and vintage sailboat and motorboat designs. To view them all on one
page, go: http://landandseacollection.com/id246.html
OUR NO NONSENSE 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. All that is required is a prior email authorization
by us for the return. Shipping is included in the refund if the error was due to our fault.
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