PRESENTATION HALF HULL MODEL The America's Cup Early Contestants Sailing
of our half models of this edition are handcrafted by highly trained artisans, and
are constructed from scratch using the labor intensive, plank on bulkhead method of construction. They are true
to the originals in all details. All the numerous operations are painstakingly done by hand including fitting
individual planks, carefully faring the lines, and finely painting the hull, bottom paint, and then clear coating the
entire hull in an ultra high gloss enamel. Finally, they are mounted on a Matt finished custom backboard with a
black and gold name plate.
Our in-house sailing expert,
with a long history of ocean racing and sailing experience as licensed Master, has selected these special half hulls
because they represent artistic renderings of designs that are truly beautiful as well as being functional for the purpose
they served in the America's Cup competition.
29" x 7 1/2" x 1/2" Length hull 25" x 3 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Weight 4 lb 3 oz
includes Free Shipping to 48 contiguous States
Our first selection
of this special group of presentation half models is the 68 foot iron hulled sailing yacht MISCHIEF
, a centerboard sloop which was designed by Archibald Cary Smith and built by Harlan & Hollingsworth of Wilmington,
Delaware in 1879. She was captained by Nathianal Clock to an easy victory in this mismatched series which precipitated
changes to the deed of gift..