Features: Defender 44" Limited
Overall dimensions: 44" H x 5" W x 40" L (1:30 scale)
This newly designed, Limited Edition, museum-quality, scale replica Defender sailboat is offered exclusively by Handcrafted Model Ships. This sail boat includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris, as only 50 will ever be made. Accurate in almost every detail to the original Defender sail boat, this Defender sailboat offers features not available by other sellers, and has many upgrades over all other sailboat models available.
This is a pre assembled model. Models are shipped with the sails unassembled. All rigging, lines, and stays have brass hooks attached. They easily hook into eyelets on mast, boom, sprit, or deck. Pictured instructions with numbers on the hooks allow anyone to easily assemble this sailboat model in less than 4 minutes. This allows us to offer the model at a reasonable price. If assembled, the shipping cost alone would increase the cost by an additional $100
- Amazingly accurate deck details
- Authentic cloth American flag
<span"> - Deck planks sized and stained to match the actual Defender sailboat
- High quality solid brass metal railings and cleats
- Highest quality, accurately scaled solid metal ship wheel
- Accurately detailed structures on the deck including windows
- A scale tied-down lifeboat on the stern of the deck, to mimic the actual Defender America's Cup sailboat
- The hull is meticulously painted the actual colors of the original Defender America's Cup sailboat. Look closely on the hull and you can see the individual planks and wood grain
The sails are slightly starched to hold their shape and a higher quality and higher thread-count material is used, similar to that of the actual Defender sailboat at the time it sailed. We offer three unique sail materials that are matched to the different eras of model yachts we offer. Also, additional rigging lines have been added to be more true to the actual Defender sail boat.
Our Defender model sailboat is built with rare, high quality woods. Hand painted the actual colors of the Defender America's Cup sailboat. Defender America's Cup sailboat model has fabric sails with detailed stitching.
To build this model ship, extensive research was done using various sources such as museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual Defender yacht.