Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 46.5"
Everything Nautical proudly presents the Columbia Sailboat - America's Cup - 46.5" Perfect for the nautical décor theme of a room with existing rustic décor, bedroom shelf or office desk, the graceful lines of this Columbia Limited 46.5" high quality model sail boat. Impress your guests with their simple, natural elegance. Wind and waves will take you away with this beautiful model yacht. Attach the masts and sails and the Columbia model yacht is ready for Immediate Display
Dimensions: 41.7" Long x 6" Wide x 46.5" High
- Handcrafted from solid wood by our master artisans
- Fine Craftsmanship, includes:
- High quality woods used in construction of hull
- Beautiful, vintage wood grain clearly visible
- Delicately curved hull, keel and rudder
- Thick, sturdy canvas used for all sails
- Suits any room with vintage decor
- Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts, rigging, and display
- Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
- Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks
- Sails and rigging already complete
The Columbia was the defender of the tenth America's Cup race in 1899 against British challenger Shamrock as well as the defender of the eleventh America's Cup race in 1901 against British challenger, Shamrock II. It was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row (a record not equaled until the Intrepid's back-to-back wins in 1967 and 1970.)
The Columbia, a fin keel sloop, was designed and built in 1898-9 by Nathanael Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin D. Morgan of the New York Yacht Club. It was the third winning defender built by Herreshoff. The Columbia had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast (later replaced with one of Oregon pine.)
Columbia was launched on June 10, 1899. It easily won the elimination trials against the rebuilt former defender, Defender. Skippered by Charlie Barr, it won all three races against the British defender, Shamrock in the 1899 America's Cup.
The Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup, and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II. In 1903 Columbia was refitted with the hope of being selected for a third time, but it was badly beaten in the selection trials by the yacht Reliance. The Columbia was cut up for scrap in 1913 at City Island.
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