Endeavour Model Yacht 24"L
Our Endeavour Model Yacht is scratch built using the plank on frame construction
method by skillful craftsmen. Strip by strip of mahogany and teak is carefully
put together. This model yacht was also built according to scale through original
plans, pictures and drawings. The hull was carefully put together using the
best material to create a smooth surface on both sides. On the model yacht,
you can easily locate stunning wooden parts and ornaments such as: wooden mast,
wooden boom, wooden bunkers, fabric sails and detailed stitching, wooden pole
and metal steering, long metal side rails, and many more amazing details. We
only use highest quality wood and metal, absolutely no plastic parts are used
to make this wooden model ship. This beautiful wooden model yacht is rested
on a painted solid wooden stand. To enhanced value and recognition, a metal
name plate embedded with “Endeavour 1934” is also provided.
Endeavour was hailed as the most beautiful J-Class yacht ever built. She was
the best and most impressive sailboat that Britain ever built to race in America’s
Cup series. The Endeavour had speed as well as extreme beauty. Built in 1933
by T.O.M. Sopwith, the undisputed leader of the British aircraft industry, the
Endeavour possessed many new and innovative devices, including below-deck winches,
new sail designs, and an improved spinnaker. Even with an amateur crew, she
came closer to winning the Cup than any other challenger at that time. Endeavour
was a faster yacht than her contender Rainbow. She beat Rainbow the first two
races, however, the American team was a much finer crew and defeated Endeavour
all next three races by out-thinking her captain. In the third race, as a direct
result of Vanderbilt, the skipper of "Rainbow", failing to pull away,
the yachts almost collided when the Endeavour had the right of way.
The race committee however dismissed the protest as the American rules stated
the protest flag is to be flown at the time of the foul. This prompted a British
writer to comment, "Britannia rules the waves, but America waives the rules."
When Endeavour returned to England she continued to dominate the British racing
scene until 1938 when she was laid up for the duration of World War II. Saved
by Elizabeth Meyer of New Port, RI, today she is one of the most breathtaking
sights on the water. To take hold of such a yacht is to experience pure power,
grace, and speed.
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