The American sloop Puritan of 1885
The yacht Puritan was built at the George Lawley & Son yard in Boston, Massachusetts and launched May 26, 1885. It was built and skippered by John Malcolm Forbes. The ship was equipped with a movable centerboard keel.
In 1885 she defeated the New York club's Priscilla then went on to defend the America's Cup against the British yacht Genesta, a traditional cutter.
There are several fine photos of her from that time: photo_1, photo_2, photo_3, photo_4.
The Puritan model, photos, description and dimensions
The model's hull is made from mahogani planks, a wonderful piece of work. The sails are set like close to the wind on port tack, one can easily imagine the force of the wind in the rigging. This impression is enhanced by giving the model a slight listing to lee.
very beautiful model is a masterpiece. It is 1 : 50 scale.
Length is 88 cm, width 18 cm, height 94 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
Price of the ship model and transport
The price of the model is 2900 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way,
truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.
The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
Please contact me, if you are
interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel. +49 2361 59757, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.