By: Henry Meyer
Famous schooner yacht, built in New York in 1851 . Being the first American yacht to sail to England and challenge the Royal Yacht Squadron, she was the first to win what is now yachting's most prestigious trophy - The America's Cup. Plank-on-frame construction of basswood, and cherry with starbpard side fully planked, authentically painted and showing individual plates of copper sheathing. Port side has painted topsides and natural-finish planking below waterline with exposed frames. Laid deck, natural deck houses of various woods and appropriate metal fittings, fully rigged with raised gaffs; hand-carved and -painted stern eagle, and port and starboard lifeboats on davits. Model is presented on a custom, stained mahogany baseboard with recessed oval mirror, inlaid satinwood banding and glazed cover trimmed in brass.