Shamrock Model Yacht - Large with Optional Personalized Plaque
Everything Nautical is proud to present this stunning Shamrock Model Yacht, now available with the option to add a customized plaque. Display this beautiful ship anywhere in your own home or office!
The Shamrock was a racing yacht built in 1898 that was the unsuccessful Irish challenger for the 10th America's Cup in 1899 against the United States defender, Columbia. Shamrock was designed by third-generation Scottish boatbuilder, William Fife III, and built in 1898 by J. Thorneycroft & Co., at Church Wharf, Chiswick, for owner Sir Thomas Lipton of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. She was skippered by Captain Archibald "Archie" Hogarth. She sailed to New York for the America's Cup race in the summer of 1899. The Cup defender Columbia beat Shamrock in all three races. She returned to Britain in the autumn of 1899 and was subsequently refitted by Lipton and used as a "trial horse" to test the later challengers, Shamrock II, Shamrock III, and Shamrock IV.
Now the Shamrock V is available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model ready to display in your home. 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 hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. This model includes hand stitched sails that are rigged intricately from the masthead to the wooden deck. The deck is made of wood planks that are carefully pieced symmetrically for a beautiful finish. One can locate the wooden cabin and companionway around the middle of the deck. The metal steering wheel can be seen right above the rudder. Between the cabins is a miniature handmade wooden lifeboat.
This yacht 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:3 9.5" W x 48.5" H x 7" 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 Shamrock Model Yacht 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.