NOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
Attach Sails and the Columbia yacht model is Ready for Immediate Display
With the graceful speed of the waves, unbound freedom of the wind and winning spirit of her famous namesake, these LimitedEdition model sail boats of the Columbia racing yacht will brighten any room with her presence. Sailing atop a shelf, mantle or table this elegant yacht model is the perfect highlight for an office or meeting room, bedroom or beach house.
32" L x 4" W x 35" H (1:49 scale)
- Authentic museum-quality scale replica of the real Columbia racing yacht
- Individual plank on frame construction of the hull using fine quality woods, with each plank and wood grain visible through the paint
- High quality craftsmanship and details, including:
- Increased details and items on deck compared to standard models
- Brass wire railing running along gunwales
- Clear window panes in all deckhouses
- Lifeboats with accurate design and curved bottom
- Accurate scale of all deck and hull components
- Thick, sturdy canvas used for all sails
- Limited production run only 100 of this model
- Certificate of Authenticity individually numbered and signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris
- Significant research to guarantee accuracy of this model includes sources such as photos, historical plans and original artwork
- Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
- Ready to display in less than five minutes
- Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
- Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks as shown in illustrations
- Sails and rigging already complete
Columbia was the defender of the tenth America's Cup race in 1899 against British challenger Shamrock as well as the defender of the eleventh America's Cup race in 1901 against British challenger, Shamrock II. It was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row (a record not equalled until Intrepids back-to-back wins in 1967 and 1970.)
Columbia, a fin keel sloop, was designed and built in 1898-9 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin D. Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. It was the third winning defender built by Herreshoff.
Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast (later replaced with one of Oregon pine.)
Columbia, demasted, 1899. Photograph by John S. Johnston.
Columbia was launched on June 10, 1899. It easily won the elimination trials against the rebuilt former defender, Defender. Skippered by Charlie Barr, it won all three races against the British defender, Shamrock in the 1899 America's Cup. Notably, Hope Goddard Iselin was the only female on the crew, serving as a afterguard.
Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup, and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II.
In 1903 Columbia was refitted with the hope of being selected for a third time, but it was badly beaten in the selection trials by the yacht Reliance.
Columbia was cut up for scrap in 1913 at City Island.
* Overall length: 40.15 m
* Length at water line: 27.25 m
* Beam (width): 7.39 m
* Draft: 5.97 m
* Displacement: 148.7 tonnes
* Sail area: 1189 m2