The Shamrock V is the J Class classic sailing yacht, a magnificent model to be displayed as a home or office décor. Shamrock was a racing yacht built in 1898 that was the unsuccessful Irish challenger for the 10th Americas Cup in 1899 against the United States defender, Columbia.
Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. The Shamrock is 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.The sails are hand stitched and rigged intricately from the masthead to the wooden deck, which is made of wood planks that are carefully pieced symmetrically for a beautiful finish. One can locate the wooden cabin and companionway around the middle of the deck. The metal steering wheel can be seen right above the rudder. Between the cabins is a miniature handmade wooden lifeboat. The stitched sail and intricate rigging complete the definition of a true sailing boat.
Comes on a solid wood base, with metal nameplate.
The tall mast and sails are folded down for easy packaging and shipping. Assembly in minutes.