Half Model Shamrock V 1930 for your nautical home or office. It had been a highly emotional meeting between Charles E.Nicholson and Nathanael Herreshoff during the Shamrock V and Resolute measurement operations. The two men did not meet one another until ten years later due to the visit arranged by Harold Vanderbilt.
Nicholson built Shamrock V in 1930. Yet again, he was unable to equal the Americans.Although this time they did not have eight years' experience with the new International Rule, they were out in force; for the 1930 challenge they built 4 J Class. Charles Nicholson had only one chance to exploit the formula to the hull.
Moreover the Americans made faster progress than the English with their yacht equipment. Shamrock V was not as fast as she was beautiful.
The last challenge of Sir Thomas Lipton concluded with a disastrous defeat against Enterprise. But his popularity in the United State was such that the public response to a subscription to award him a gold souvenir cup was massive. Overwhelmed, the ordinarily loquacious gentleman was scarcely able to utter a few words, "Although I have always lost, you make me think I have won. But I will try again, yes, I wil try again!".
"Tommy", as he was affectionately known, was never keep his promise. He died on October 2nd, 1931, a few months after finally being admitted as a mumber of the Royal Yacht Squadron.
Sixty years later, Shamrock V was still sailing under an italian flag, having been re-christened Quadrifoglio. She was repurchased in 1986 by the Thomas Lipton Company, given back her original name and is now the property of the Newport Museum of Yachting, founded by the Company.
Finally Shamrock V has been refitted by the famous yachtlady Elizabeth Meyer and is sailing worldwide for races and charter. One of her recent greater victory was during the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 1999, were she raced against the 2 other remaining J Boats, Endeavour and Velsheda.
Abordage launches original half hulls finely decorated with solid brass and metal fittings. Enjoy the natural wood finish emphasising the planking of the hull along the painted portion above the water line. Solid brass and metal fittings. Brass nameplate. Compliments any nautical decor. Packaging is extemely secure to allow for a safe passage.
Ship size: 75 cm L x 20 cm Hgh
This line of model ships is made by highly skilled craftsmen who work with remarkable precision using only the finest materials. These craftsmen have been trained for years to become Master Artisans. Hundreds of hours go into making each model, from the original lofting of plans to the finishing touches. Hull construction is either hand laid-up resin or plank on bulkhead with a selection of precious wood. Deck details are reproduced with custom-made brass and chromed brass castings. Hand sanded hulls are finished with marine varnishes and polyurethane paint.
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Measures: 29.5"x7.75" lbs.
This item normally ships in 7 to 10 business days if in stock. 30 to 45 business days if it has to be built.
This item ships from Florida.