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Half-Hull Shamrock painted 1930

Half-Hull Shamrock painted 1930
Product Code: Half-Hull Shamrock painted 1930
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Description

This Shamrock half-hull yacht hangs on the wall and takes up little space. This collectible nautical works of art will be an ideal gift for your friends or a timeless decorative piece in your home. 

The model was hand crafted from tropical hardwood used 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 model is then sanded, hand painted and varnished to a mirror-like finish. The half hull is then mounted on a ready to hang black wooden plaque, with an engraved brass nameplate. The half hull model is built exactly to scale as the original one. The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish.

Highlights about this half-hull yacht:

  • Entirely hand built by using individual wooden planks in hull construction
  • We use the high quality wood in constructing and ensuring the model will withstand climate change.
  • Hull features on deck include helm wheel and cleats
  • This half-hull yacht is attached on a sturdy wooden base with metal nameplate

Dimensions:  92cm Length, 12cm Width, 30cm Height.

History

Shamrock V was built in 1930 for Sir Thomas Lipton's fifth and last America's Cup challenge. Designed by Nicholson, she was the first British yacht to be built to the new J Class Rule and is the only remaining J to have been built in wood. After launch she was continually upgraded with changes to hull shape and rudder. The rig was also modified to create the most effective racing sail plan but she was no match for the faster US design "Enterprise". 

Sir T.O.M. Sopwith (famous for his aeroplane designs in the First World War) had considerable knowledge of yacht racing and purchased the yacht in 1932 to gain experience in J Class racing. He challenged in 1933 and using his experience from Shamrock V, went on to build his challenger "Endeavour".

Shamrock V was then sold to aviation friend Sir Richard Fairey (Fairey Aviation) who again was a keen yachtsman who campaigned it in company of two new steel J's built during 1933 - 1934 - Velsheda and Endeavour. After World War II, Italian owner Mario Crespi installed the elegant bird's-eye maple interior Shamrock V still has today.

 

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