Shamrock Model Yacht (Superior Range)
Manufacturer: Premier Ship Models
Handcrafted, scratch built and ready-made scale of the Shamrock yacht model
The Shamrock model yacht has been fully handcrafted with great attention to detail. This is one of the many model sailing yachts available here at Model Ships.
This elegantly constructed model of a yacht is a flawless replica of the Shamrock, which featured as an Irish contender in the 1899 American Cup.The first of five versions, Shamrock was built with an all-metal construction with complete secrecy to gain a competitive advantage over its opponents.
Designed by Scottish boat builders, Sir Thomas Lipton’s Shamrock was built in 1898 by John Thornycroft & Co. It derived its name from Irish seamrógwhich is the diminutive version of the Irish word for clover, simply meaning little or young clover and is also known as the symbol of Ireland.
The wooden built yacht with mahogany planking over steel frames and hollow spruce mast was the first British yacht to be built according to J-Class rule, which referred to rating of large sailing yachts. The yacht model has been painted and handcrafted by skilled artisans according to original yacht plans and drawings. Using high quality materials, the plank on frame construction of the hull has been designed by fine craftsmanship. Each plank and wood grain is visible, with additional features of supplementary riggings and impeccable deck detail.
Lastly refurbished in 2001, Shamrock remains the only wooden J-Class classic sailing yacht ever built, which to this day provides ultimate experience of classic yachting. Throughout its 75 years existence, Shamrock has never been out of commission and has been rebuilt by some of the world’s greatest yachtsmen and women.
This model of a yacht is one of the many representing the quality and expertise here at Premier Ship Models. Our remarkable model yachts would provide a wonderful addition for your collection or an ultimate gift for a friends and colleagues.
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Maggie Kopaniszen, Buyer of Shamrock Model Yacht ( Hong Kong Sept 08)
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