Premier Ship Models offer a wide range of ready-made ship models or kits from different manufacturers as well as our own, including yachts, boats, historical ship models or tall ship models. This wooden kit of Dorade yacht from Amati represents one of our great replica miniatures of original yachts. Amati is an Italian company known for manufacturing the highest quality wooden ship models for more than 60 years.
Amati´s main objective when manufacturing their kits is to focus on accuracy, which Amati considers to be a major requisite in miniatures reproduction. This miniature model yacht from Amati is a great replica of the original Dorade yacht built in 1929-1930. The model features easy to build one piece ABS plastic hull where a precisely laser cut wooden interior parts are fitted. The wooden deck is covered with individual planking strips.
The detailing of Dorade yacht model can be especially seen on details like wooden and brass fittings, photo-etched brass detailing, and two diameters of rigging line or wooden masts. The model pack also includes clear illustrated instruction manual which will simplify the building process. The more experienced enthusiasts will appreciate that the model can also be transformed to a radio control yacht. Premier Ship Models can also assemble the model kit for you and dispatch it as a readymade model.
The original Dorade yacht was designed in 1929 by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens and built in 1929-1930 in City Island, New York. One of the first accomplishments of Dorade was receiving of All-Amateur Crew Prize at the Bermuda Race, where she finished second. Dorade gained its biggest fame by finishing first at the Transatlantic Race. Later on, the yacht also won the Bermuda Race in 1932 as well as the Fastnet Race. Dorade was completely restored in 1997 at the shipyard of Argentario in Italy.