Shamrock 60cm – Free shipping
With the wind’s unbound freedom and the graceful speed of the waves, these model sailing ships of America’s Cup contender the Irish racing yacht Shamrock are certain to brighten any room with their presence. Namesake to a great lineage of contenders, this elegant yacht model sails as a perfect highlight for any beach house or bedroom, meeting room or office from atop mantle, shelf or table.
Exclusively built by and offered at Seacraft Gallery, our pre- and fully assembled Shamrock model boats are accurate, museum quality, and affordable. Each of our Shamrock model boats feature countless additional details, supplementary riggings, improved deck details.
- Authentic museum-quality scale replica of the real Shamrock 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 over smaller yacht models
- Accurate scale of all deck and hull components
- Finely stitched sails with quality rigging
- 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
- Dimensions: 60cm Length, 15cm Width, 82cm Height with stand.
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.