1893 America's Cup Vigilant Wooden Sailboat Model

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Attach Sails and the Vigilant model yacht is Ready for Immediate Display 

This elegant model yacht of America’s Cup winner Vigilant is the perfect highlight for a bedroom or beach house, office or meeting room while sailing from atop any mantle, shelf or table. Brightening any room with her presence, Vigilant model sailboats shine with the unbound freedom of the wind, graceful speed of the waves and winning spirit of their famous namesake in this Limited Editionmodel yacht. 

32" L x 4" W x 35" H (1:49 scale) 

  • Accurate museum-quality scale replica of the real Vigilant 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:Limited production run only 50 of these model sail boats
    • Increased details and items on deck compared to standard models
    • Brass wire railing running along gunwales
    • Clear window panes in all deckhouses
    • Lifeboat with accurate design and curved bottom
    • Accurate scale of all deck and hull components
    • Thick, sturdy canvas used for all sails
  • Significant research to guarantee accuracy of this yacht 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


Yacht Club: New York Yacht Club, New York, USA 
Victorious defender of the eighth America's Cup (1893). Winner over Valkyrie II (GBR). 

Owner: Syndicate led by C. Oliver Iselin, and formed by Edwin D. Morgan, Augustus Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Charles R. Flint, Chester W. Chapin, George R. Clark, Henry Astor Carey, Dr. Barton Hopkins, E.M. Fulton, Jr. and Adrian Iselin. 

Centerboard sloop 
Length and sail area rule 
Rating: 96.78 

Designer: Nathanael Greene Herreshoff 

Builder: Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA 
Sailmaker: Herreshoff 

Year of building: 1893 
Launched: June 14th, 1893 

Skipper: Nathanael Greene Herreshoff 
Captain: William Hansen 
Afterguard: Edward A. Willard, Herbert C. Leeds, Newberry Thorne, Woodbury Kane, W. Butler Duncan, Jr. and Captain Norman Terry. 

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