|Dimensions L x H x W||28 × 84 × 26 cm|
Wooden ship model of the Union Jack Pond Yacht
This model of a yacht is a truly authentic and high quality replica of a pond yacht which was famously used for sporting purposes during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The original models were R/C powered and used by hobbyists for racing in city ponds. These events gave rise to models such as these being having the name ‘toy cruisers’.
These events were two-fold in type, the first of which were called basin regattas and the second of which were called open water regattas. Basin regattas were much smaller, rectangular pools or ponds usually found in cities. This type of model would most likely be used in basin regattas. There were also open water regattas which were much larger in size, at least a quarter of a mile, and the races involved two or three runs of courses such as these.
Unlike several other ship models offered at Premier Ship Models, including the historical ships which are larger in size and consist of far more rigging and fittings, these types of models are designed with simplicity in mind. The reason for this is that with less rigging and fittings, these models would be much faster and have far more manoeuvrability which made them more suitable for racing in small areas such as ponds. This model’s unique sail design of the union jack is visually stunning and colourful.
The model yacht offered here is part of our Authentic Models range at Premier Ship Models. Authentic Models have been established for over 40 years and began in Amsterdam with a goal of creating models that truly represented maritime history. These types of pond yachts became famous during the early 1900’s for the role they played in sporting events and encouraging an interest in sailing. For this reason they are truly a part of maritime history and Authentic Models have created a replica model of this ship, made to the highest quality and with the greatest attention to detail. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries regarding this product or any other product in our Authentic Models range.