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The Columbia yacht was built in the Nevins Yacht by Olin Stephens who brought all his vast and sound experience in the design of the 1958 Americas Cup Defender. This 12 meter yacht had a wooden hull and could sail at very high speed. This model will make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector. 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 many hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. The Columbia yacht beauty is amazingly captured by the full sails that extends all the way up to the masthead. The hull is made of teak with painted waterline. Wooden hatches can be seen on the deck near the bow. Metal stanchions and railings can be seen around the cabin. The backstay rigging is tightly connected from the transom to the top of the mast. The main sail, jib, mast, and intricate rigging complete the definition of a true sailing boat. The model is secured tightly on a wood base with a brass name plate. The mast and sails are folded down for easy shipping.
Measures 24 inches long, 31 inches tall, 5 inches wide
Columbia was an American racing yacht built in 1899 for the Americas Cup races. She was designed and built in 1898 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. She had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast (later replaced with one of Oregon pine.) She was the defender of the tenth Americas Cup race that same year against British challenger Shamrock as well as the defender of the eleventh Americas Cup race in 1901 against British challenger Shamrock II. She was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row.