Pen Duick Model Ship
Constructed in 1898, the Pen Duick is renowned for its exquisite sailing boat look. Its sleek design and sophisticated sail rigging make it stand out from the rest and makes this model boat a wonderful addition to homes and offices for display. Handcrafted incorporating historical photos, drawings and original plans, this model boat is constructed to scale with premium woods such as western red cedar, rosewood and mahogany using the plank-on-frame method and is similar to an actual shipbuilding process.
The plank on frame construction methodology has been utilized to craft the model hull by hand and with wooden strips. Multiple wooden strips contribute to the deck, adorned with fine details such as hatches, winches, and cabins. A metal tilter is also situated near the companionway. Lastly, the stitched sail and intricate rigging render an accurate portrayal of a sailing vessel. Some light assembly is required.
Dimensions: 28.5" length x 5" width x 31.5" tall
A little history:
The 36-rater Pen Duick (launched as Yum) was built in 1898 by Cummins & Sons at the Gridiron & Marine Motor Works at Carrigaloe in Cork Harbour, Ireland, to a Linear Rating Rule designed by Scotsman William Fife III. The gaff-rigged cutter was quickly noted as a successful racer in Irish, British and French waters. Eric Tabarlys father acquired her when Eric was seven years old and the boy learnt to sail on her. After World War II, she was put on sale, but finding no takers, Éric convinced his father in giving her to him. Years later, he was told her wooden hull was rotten, and being unable to hire a yard to salvage her, proceeded to save her himself, making a mold to build her a new polyester hull: It was the largest of its kind at the time. He refitted her entirely, with a loftier rig for the southern climes. In the night of June 12 to 13 1998, Éric Tabarly fell overboard and was lost in the Irish Sea, while sailing the hundred-year-old cutter en route to the Fife Regatta in Largs, Scotland.