SOLD FULLY ASSEMBLED - JUST PULL OUT OF THE BOX AND DISPLAY NO masts to assemble, NO rigging to tie, NO wrinkled sails, NO hassles!
SOLD FULLY ASSEMBLED - THIS IS NOT A KIT 25" H x 4" W x 24" L (1:62 scale)
This newly designed Limited Edition museum-quality scale replica Defender yacht is offered exclusively by Handcrafted Model Ships, and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris, as only 250 will ever be made. Accurate in almost every detail to the original Defender sailboat.
Designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in 1895, Defender was the 1895 America’s Cup defender and was Herreshoff’s second victorious America’s Cup defender design.Defender was a sloop with all-metal construction, composed of manganese bronze, steel, and aluminum.. It was owned by William Kissam Vanderbilt, Edwin D. Morgan and C. Oliver Iselin, and skippered by Henry C. Haff.After defeating the New York Yacht Club Vigilant, the Defender soon enough would rival the British keel cutter Valkyrie III and defend the cup. After the contest, the defender would retire from sailing, and four years later it was rebuilt to race in 1899. Shortly after the race which was against the America’s Cup defense candidate, Columbia, the Defender was broken up in 1901.