|Dimensions L x H x W||33 × 83 × 26 cm|
Ready made scale boat model of Thunder boat
Thunder boat by Authentic Models offered at Premier Ship Models represents our Standard range, characteristic for affordable prices and quality made wooden ship models. This Thunder boat model is one of our distinguished ship models from Authentic Models. Authentic Models´ tradition dates back 40 years ago, when the company was established in Amsterdam in order to create replicas of furniture, artefacts and accessories inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, cartography and more.
According to our clients, wooden model ships from Authentic Models are of great quality and aim to reflect the authenticity of the original vessels. Thunder Boat yacht model and other model ships by Authentic Models offered at Premier Ship Models are historically influenced; however the design of the model is very relevant in today´s interior whether modern or traditional.
The model is detailed, including the cockpit and leather seats which are completely handmade. The model is handcrafted from mahogany wood and includes also solid wood base with brass standoffs. It is a great nautical décor for ship model enthusiasts and is a unique piece to add to a collection. The model boat features also brass & stainless steel fittings, multi-layered paint and varnish finish, plush leather seats, metal propellers, steering wheels, horns and many other details.
The original boat was commissioned by Achille Castoldi, a wealthy boat privateer who wanted to set world records, in 1953. He decided to acquire a racing engine from Ferrari, able to generate approximately 385 horse powers. This engine spins the twin bladed propeller at up to 10,000 rpm. Castoldi had a new engine built. Arno XI’s new methanol burning, twin supercharged 4.5 L Ferrari power plants produced 600 brake horse powers and helped to achieve the world record in October of 1953.