The oldest known half model dates back to 1655 in England. Since then, they have been used as true-to-scale models for design and decision-making purposes.
Nathanel Herreshoff (1848-1938), probably the most famous yacht designer of all time and American shipbuilding legend, developed his hulls from half models which he made himself.
He built about 500 pieces and designed about 2000 boats and ships.
Between 1893 and 1920 he dominated the America’s Cup with his yachts: Vigilant, Defender, Columbia, Reliance and Resolute, who successively emerged as winners.
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