Dimensions: 27" L x 4" W x 35" H (1:17 scale)
This is brand new, museum quality, limited edition, scale replica Gretel sailboat is offered exclusively. This sail boat includes a numbered Certificate of, as only 100 will ever be made. Accurate in almost every detail to the original Gretel sail boat, this Gretel sailboat offers features not available by other sellers, and has many upgrades over all other sailboat models available.
This model has been already assembled. The sails although are unassembled to ensure safe shipping. 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. This scale Limited Edition Sailboat replica offers higher quality and accuracy than any other sailboat model available such as:
- Additional and higher-quality deck details
- Authentic cloth British flag
- Additional deck planks have been added and stained to match the actual Gretel sailboat
- Additional and higher-quality solid brass metal railings and cleats have been added
- Highest quality, accurately scaled solid metal ship wheel
- Carefully detailed structures on the deck including windows
- A scale tied-down lifeboat on the stern of the deck, to mimic the actual Gretel America's Cup sailboat
- The hull is accurately painted to match the colors of the actual Gretel America's Cup sailboat. Look closely on the hull and you can see the individual planks and wood grain
- The best quality sails and rigging over all the competition:
In order to hold their shape and obtain higher quality, the sails are slightly starched and higher thread-count fabric is used, similar to that of the actual Gretel 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 Gretel sail boat.
Our Gretel model sailboat is made with the finest quality woods. Painted by hand to match the actual color scheme of the Gretel America's Cup sailboat. Gretel America's Cup sailboat model has Sails fabricated with high detailed stitching.
For the production of this ship model, a wide range of sources was used such as museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual Gretel yacht.