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- Overall model sailboat dimensions: Height: 40 Width: 5” Length:30"
- This model is crafted out of wood by hand. Contains no plastic parts are used
- Plank on frame construction (a difficult task where each individual plank of wood is added to the hull of the ship model one at a time)
- Painted by hand to match the actual color scheme of Australia 2 yacht
- Sails fabricated with high detailed stitching
- Contains a large base made out of wood with chrome supports.
- To be sure that there is no damage during shipping and to keep the price at a low rate, Minor assembly is required. The sails and rigging are all completed. One just needs to insert the mast into the designated hole on the deck and clip the hooks to the deck. Pictured instructions with numbers on the hooks allow anyone to easily assemble this sailboat model in less than 4 minutes
- Has no rigging to tie or tighten
- For the production of this ship model, a wide range of sources was used such as museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual yacht.
Our price: $199.99
| Australia 2 40"|
| Untitled document Australia II, with an innovative winged keel, was designed by Ben Lexcen, built by Stephan Ward, owned by Alan Bond and helmed by John Bertrand. During the summer of 1983, as selection trials took place for the America’s Cup defence that autumn. The boat was fastened with a new innovative winged keel design which produced by Lexcen, although it was unclear whether the keel design was legal within the strict rules governing the 12-metre class.|
Despite much controversy the keel was eventually confirmed legal, which meant Bertrand had to train and refine his crew to race against the American’s at their best performance.
Australia II, bearing sail number KA6, represented the Royal Perth Yacht Club of Australia in its September 1983 challenge for the America's Cup. The defender, the New York Yacht Club, had held the cup since 1851.
In the mid-1980s, Australia II was sent to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia for display. For the 150th anniversary of the America's Cup, the boat was removed from the museum to the Isle of Wight, sailing with the original crew for several days of commemorative regattas.
The Australia since then has been displayed in Western Australian Maritime Museum.