About the Shamrock
The Shamrock was an Irish racing yacht built in 1898 by Scottish boat builders. She was an unsuccessful challenger in the 10th America’s Cup in 1899 against the United States. The name is derived from the Irish seamróg, which means “young clover”, a known as the symbol of Ireland. The first race of the Shamrock I against the Welsh Britannia was a great success. However, the second race led to her withdrawal from the competition due to the yacht’s asymmetrical measurements. She was the only classic wooden J-Class sail ever built for the America’s Cup. The Shamrock V has never been out of service and has been rebuilt by some of the world’s greatest sailors and navigators.
The Shamrock Ship Model
The model of the Shamrock is entirely hand-built with attention to detail. This model is a perfect replica of the classic racing yacht and contains all the design features of the original boat. This model demonstrates the quality and expertise of our suppliers. Of the five versions of the Shamrock, the first was built in metal, with a steel frame and pine deck. The yacht is built with mahogany planks on steel frames and the mast is made of hollow spruce as you can see in the photo. The model of the Shamrock measures 17.8 cm in width, 100.3 cm in length and 123.2 cm in height and will look great in a beautiful display case.
Authentic Models is a supplier of handmade furniture, objects and ornaments. They manage to capture the essence of a room or an interest through a surprising design. The many ingenious creations and the collection of items celebrate travel, exploration and effort. They create new and original designs with a contemporary twist to bring old stories to life with a character and quality that fits all styles and fits into modern and traditional environments.