Valkyrie III ( 1895 ) Half Hull Model
Size Plaque: 29.5" overall length x 7.8" height
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This America's Cup Valkyrie III half hull model was crafted in mahogany and tropical hard woods by the traditional plank on bulkhead method. After the bulkheads are laid and the hull lines trued, the hull is planked with individual wooden strips to form a smooth silhouette.
The Valkyrie III model is then sanded, hand painted with cream topsides, green cove stripe and green boot stripe. The hull is stained and varnished to a mirror-like finish. The half hull is then mounted on a ready to hang wooden plaque, with an engraved brass nameplate. The half hull model is built exactly to scale as the original Valkyrie III was. The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish.