|Scale||1 : 50|
|Material hull||Wood, mahogany|
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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.
The model's hull is made from mahogany 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.
This 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.
This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.