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The America was an American schooner yacht. The yacht gave its name to the America’s Cup which is still held today. She won the “One Hundred Sovereigns Cup” in 1851.
On his return to New York the owner John Cox Stevens donated the won “One Hundred Sovereigns Cup” to the New York Yacht Club and with this prize founded the America’s Cup, which was held for the first time in 1870 before New York between the yachts Magic (USA) and Cambria (Great Britain).
Later, the yacht served as a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, as a training ship and in the American Civil War on the side of the Northern States. In 1926 the yacht was stored in a shed in Annapolis and rotted until the hull was scrapped in 1946.
The advertised model ships are complete and accurate replicas of the “America”
This model is 100 % hand made and crafted with great precision.
Exotic woods, such as teak, mahogany, rosewood or mango are being used, which result in precious, decorative and exclusive models as an end product. The hull is being sanded down carefully after completion, and if required, painted with clear coating material.
Ornaments and embellishments (for example canons, bull’s-eyes, anchor, dials or wheels et cetera) are made out of brass, chrome and other high-quality metals.
The sails are either out of cloth or silk, the mast is made out of wood and the hemp rope is made out of solid lisle. Some of these ropes have special knots, which allow the ropes to be retightened at any time.
Our models are strictly tested for quality, so that we can offer you a clean product. The satisfaction of our customers is our highest priority. All models are completely assembled upon shipping.
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