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Bristol Yachts was founded by Clint Pearson, one of the first production fiberglass boat builders.One of his designs is the Bristol 35.5. Have it display as a home or office decor. Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. The Bristol Yachts hull comes in a beautiful tone of color with black and light blue with white stripes. The mast and boom are painted in silver. It also has an large cabin with a wooden door and black windows. There are wooden hatches on top of the cabin as well. You can also see a pulpit and guard rails around the yacht hold up by metal stanchions. There is a metal ladder hanging on the transom. The meticulously stitched sails and intricate rigging complete the definition of a true sailing boat. The model is secured tightly on a light blue solid wooden base with a brass nameplate. The tall mast and sails are folded down for easy packaging and shipping. Assembly in minutes. Itll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.
Measures 29.3 inches long, 45 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide
Between 1966 and 1977 Bristol Boat Company built a number of traditionally styled boats that were perhaps best exemplified by the classic Bristol 32 and Bristol 40 models. By the middle 1970s there was considerable market pressure to provide modern styling and greater accommodation. In late 1977, Bristol responded with the introduction of the Bristol 29.9 and Bristol 35.5 models. Over the years, through company ups and downs, Bristol offered models ranging from the Bristol 27.7 to the Bristol 65.5, and all generally following the same design concept. The Bristol 35.5 has stood the test of time and is still available as a new boat today, nearly 20 years after it was introduced.