San Felipe Open Hull Model Ship - 29.5" - Optional Personalized Plaque
Everything Nautical is proud to present this stunning San Felipe Open Hull Model Ship Model Ship, now available with the option to add a customized plaque. Display this beautiful ship anywhere in your own home or office!
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.
This is an exclusive Open Hull edition of the San Felipe, where the model is fully see through to showcase the artwork of our master craftsmen. The ornaments on her body made her more beautiful than any other ships at her time. Thus, to recapture the beauty of this ship into the model, we have used the most exotic wood that are available, the highest quality brass fittings that we can cast and more than 200 hours to put together this magnificent model. Examples of wood use include mahogany and western red cedar. These materials are transformed into art pieces by the skillful hand of the master craftsmen. If you look closer, you can see an evenly smooth surface of wood on the deck. It was done more beautifully then most pieces of fine furniture. Wood pieces of different shades and colors are carefully selected and used to create an impressive look. The stern is the most decorated area with many small brass ornaments, brass railing, figurines and lanterns. There are round shape stairs connected the main deck and the forecastle deck. The main deck is also equipped with a couple of life boats, which even come with their own paddles. And then there are the skylight, ship bell, and ship wheel. The model comes with its original flag and rests on a steady wooden base with attached metal name plate. 100% assembled, ready for display.
This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. For a more personalized gift or display, consider adding on a fully customized nameplate plaque with your choice of text and/or logo. This product will make a stunning and unique gift for any home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.
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.
- Dimensions: 37" W x 29.5 " H x 12 " 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 San Felipe Open Hull 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.
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