Ready made scale yacht model of America’s Cup Columbia with antique finish
*Please note that this model is a ‘Distressed’ model and is made to look like it is aged.
This America’s Cup Columbia yacht represents Premier Ship Models´ Standard Range, the most affordable category in our wide product range. Even if the price is very affordable, the model offers intricate detailing. This Columbia ready made model yacht is one of the great models from our Authentic Models range available in small, medium and large size. Authentic Models’ tradition dates back 40 years ago, when the company was established in Amsterdam in order to create replicas of furniture, artefacts and accessories inspired by the age of exploration, maritime history, cartography and more.
According to many of our clients, wooden model ships from Authentic Models are of great quality and aim to reflect the authenticity of the original vessels. The collection of quality ship models from Authentic Models in our product range is historically influenced, however the design of the models is still relevant in today’s interior whether modern or traditional. The main features of this model yacht are stitched cotton sails, detailed construction and hand built plank on frame construction.
The model is very easily assembled and if desired, mahogany and brass wall brackets are available to display the model in a different way. The hull is painted accordingly to make the model yacht to look antiquely. The Columbia yacht model fits well in modern and traditional rooms. The model is not suitable for water, only for displaying.
The original Columbia yacht was an American racing yacht built in 1899 in order to race in the famous America’s Cup. The yacht defended the tenth and eleventh America’s Cup race against the famous Shamrock in 1899 and Shamrock II in 1901. Columbia was the first yacht to win two trophies in a row. The yacht was built in New York and her design was characteristic for its fine keel. Columbia yacht was eventually sold for scrap in 1913.