INDIAN CLASS RACING SLOOP PLAQUE
By John G. Alden

 

Presented is a builder’s model of a centerboard racing sloop named “TUSCARORA“ after the
Indian Tribe which is engraved on a presentation plate on the plaque. Other than coming from Marblehead, MA, nothing is
known of the model’s origin except that the yacht designer, John Alden designed and built 100 of these smart
looking, 21 foot, craft starting in 1924. He named them “INDIAN CLASS”. Some of them are still sailing today. The
black painted hull over a green bottom is lapstrake built with the sales carved from Pine all mounted on a Mahogany backboard.
The varnish has acquired a warm mellow tone over the intervening 85 years. 

The hull shows a pleasing shape
that is designed to move swiftly through the water.

 


 

Presentation models were
often used as awards given to race winners or to celebrate the launch of a specific boat
 
 

PLAQUE DIMENSIONS:

The ship model
is         8″ L x 1″ W x 1″ D
The backboard is  17 3/4″ L
x 12 1/4″ H x 3/4″ D
Weight 4 pounds.

CONDITION: The half hull is in original
condition and the mellowed varnish is in excellent condition. On the back of the board is a collage of pictures
of people  of various nationalities. There is nothing of consequence which would distract from the overall appearance
of this model.

This handcrafted half hull model will make a great addition to your office, den or family room.

 

                              
            Finally shaped lapstrake hull and name plate

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A Swampscott dory-type daysailer with generous side
decks and inside ballast.

LOA – 21′ 2″           Draft
(cb up) – 18″          (cb down) – 3′ 6″   Displ. – 1,200 lbs.
Sail
Area – 196 – 230 sq. ft.       LWL – 16′ 9″        
Beam – 6′ 4″

BRIEF
HISTORY:
 John G. Alden, (1884-1962)

John G. Alden opened his design officed in 1909. By 1932, he was known worldwide in part due to his “Malabar”
schooner design’s success on the offshore racing scene between 1923 and 1932. John Alden is best known for his fast and seaworthy
offshore boats but he designed a broad range of exceptional boats and most of his designs have become true classics. The success
continues to this day with the firm that bears his name.

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 packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. A prior email authorization
by us for the return is required. Unfortunately, shipping charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless
due to our error.

International buyers welcome, but inquire first.  We have satisfied
customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Martinique, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland,
Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United
Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.

A vintage
half hull in the classic style of a John G. Alden design
 

Copyright 2009 by Land And Sea Collection™,
All Rights Reserved
 

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