Extra Extra Large Limited Edition San Felipe Model Ship with Optional Personalized Plaque
Everything Nautical is proud to present this stunning XXL Limited Edition San Felipe Model Ship, now available with the option to add a customized plaque. Display this beautiful ship anywhere in your own home or office!
This is a gigantic 13 feet long, Fully Assembled, museum-quality replica of San Felipe, one of the most beautiful Spanish galleons of the XVII century. This is a limited and exclusive edition. The first one was built for a museum in Europe. Master craftsmen use historical photographs, drawings or original plans meticulously handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method, similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires thousands of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
This massive San Felipe XXL model features three decks, three rows of ferocious cannons on each side of the ship, a unique bowsprit design that consists of brass statues, and crafted brass ornaments on the panels. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has a attached, hand-stitched sails made of fine linen. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship. On the deck, there are metal stationed cannons, authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, a wooden cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admiral’s quarter on the stern with a beautifully handcrafted metal lantern, amazing metal crafted statues, and many other spectacular brass ornaments.
The San Felipe, launched in 1690, was one of the most beautiful Spanish galleons of the XVII century. She was the lead ship of the famous Spanish Armada. The San Felipe displaced more than 1000 tons and was armed with 96 cannons, enabling her to take on the most formidable ships in the French and British navies. The San Felipe’s role in the war against the British and French was to help protect Spanish settlements and harbors, to transport treasures, and to safeguard the long and hazardous passage back to Spanish ports. In 1705, the San Felipe participated in a furious and heroic battle between 12 Spanish ships and 35 British ships. After 24 hours of battle, she was captured by an English ship, but was so badly damaged that she could not be salvaged as a prize. She went down to the bottom of the ocean with several tons of gold.
We carry a vast selection of stunning, high quality model ships, boats, and more in a variety of sizes. Protect your investment by purchasing one of our Tabletop or Floor Standing Display Cases to keep your model safe and dust free.
Important Note: Please be aware that this model is a SPECIAL ORDER item which means that after you place the order, it will take about 60-120 days for us to build and ship it to you.
- Dimensions: 157.5" W x 130" H x 39.5" D
- Individually Hand Built to Scale
- Includes Solid Wood Base and Brass Nameplate
- Optional Personalized Plaque with Custom Text* and/or Logo
- Tabletop and Floor Standing Display Cases Available
Purchase this XXL Limited Edition San Felipe Model Ship from Everything Nautical today. Our U.S. based, family run company strives to bring you the very best in Nautical Gifts and Decor. Our product selection still remains the largest online and is always backed by our convenient, easy to understand service.
*Engraving will be done as entered. Be sure to check spelling, upper and lower case, and punctuation before submitting your order. Pictured engraving is a representation only, actual engraving may vary slightly.