Endeavour XL Model Ship
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The Endeavour ship was the premier British vessel in the America's Cup World Series due to its combination of speed and aesthetics. Created by Thomas Sopwith, a renowned name in the British aircraft business, in 1934, the Endeavour boat is a fitting addition to any home or office. Handcrafted and highly precise, this model boat is constructed to scale with premium hardwood varieties such as cedar, rosewood, and mahogany, and formed through a plank-on-frame construction process exactly like that used to build the actual ship.
The Endeavour model features beautiful hand stitched sails that extends all the way to the mast head. An elongated boom flows from the mast to the stern. There is a wooden cabin located in the middle of the deck. You can also spot a companionway that would lead to the bottom hull. Various wooden winches are placed around the deck to wind up or out riggings when needed. The detailed stitched sail and intricate rigging complete the definition of a true sailing boat.
Dimensions: 60" length x 10.8" width x 72" tall
A little history:
Endeavour was hailed as the most beautiful J-Class yacht ever built. She was the best and most impressive sailboat that Britain ever built to race in America’s Cup series. Endeavour had speed as well as beauty. Built in 1933 by T.O.M. Sopwith, the undisputed leader of the British aircraft industry, Endeavour possessed many new and innovative devices, including below-deck winches, new sail designs, and an improved spinnaker. Even with an amateur crew, she came closer to winning the Cup than any other challenger up to that time. Endeavour was a faster yacht than her contender Rainbow. She beat Rainbow the first two races. However, the American team was a much finer crew and defeated Endeavour all next three races by out-thinking her captain. When Endeavour returned to England she continued to dominate the British racing scene until 1938 when she was laid up for the duration of World War II. Saved by Elizabeth Meyer of New Port, RI, today she is one of the most breathtaking sights on the water. To take helm of such a yacht is to experience pure power, grace, and speed.