Built by Townsend and Downey shipyard in 1903, the Atlantic was a three-masted schooner setting the record for the fastest trans-Atlantic passage by a monohull in the 1905 Kaiser’s Cup race. The trans- Atlantic record of 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds was not beaten until 1997. She was designed by William Gardner and Frederick Maxfield Hoyt for Wilson Marshall. This sleek, black three-masted vessel was skippered by Charlie Barr and navigated by Frederick Maxfield Hoyt when the record was set.
Suitable for the moderate experienced modeler, this striking and impressive model epitomizes grace and sophisticated style.
BlueJacket Shipcrafters, Inc. has been in continuous operation for many years. The company was founded in 1905 by a U.S. Navy Department architect and head of the Navy’s model shop in Washington, DC. They are the oldest ship modeling company in the U.S. They specialize in the design and manufacture of wooden model kits and model ship fittings. All work is performed by their craftsmen and is not outsourced.
This is an intermediate level model.