Seamlessly combining the historic craft of building ships in bottles with the legendary history of the yacht America, this model ship represents the first America’s Cup winner. Handsomely designed and historically detailed, this bottled ship makes the perfect addition to any room.

 Features:

  • Excellent craftsmanship of the first America's Cup racing yacht
  • Authentically designed historic glass bottled ship
  • Solid wood base with ship nameplate "America" Proudly Displayed
  • Arrives fully assembled with all sails mounted --- This is not a ship in a bottle kit!
  • Real glass bottle with a classic style
  • Handcrafted wooden hull and masts
  • Cork stopper and melted wax with an anchor impression seal the bottle
  • Dimensions: 7" L x 3.5" W x 4" H
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History Of The America

America was a 19th-century racing yacht and first winner of the America's Cup international sailing trophy. The Royal Yacht Squadron's "One Hundred Sovereign Cup" or "£100 Cup," mistakenly known in America as the "One Hundred Guinea Cup," the trophy was later renamed after the original winning yacht. On August 22, 1851, America won the Royal Yacht Squadron's 53-mile (85 km) regatta around the Isle of Wight by eighteen minutes.

America was designed by James Rich Steers and George Steers (1820–1856) (See George Steers and Co). Traditional "cod-head-and-mackerel-tail" design gave boats a blunt bow and a sharp stern with the widest point (the beam) placed one-third of the length aft of the bow. George Steers' pilot boat designs, however, had a concave clipper-bow with the beam of the vessel at midships. As a result, his schooner-rigged pilot boats were among the fastest and most seaworthy of their day. They had to be seaworthy, for they had to meet inbound and outbound vessels in any kind of weather. These vessels also had to be fast, for harbor pilots competed with each other for business. In addition to pilot boats, Steers designed and built 17 yachts, some which were favourites with the New York Yacht Club.

7" America Schooner Ship In A Bottle

  • Product Code: 7" America Ship in Bottle
  • Reward Points: 150
  • Availability: 6
  • $19.99

  • Price in reward points: 1500

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