The original Bluenose was designed by William Roué and built by the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard as a fishing and racing schooner, and launched in 1921. With various trophies, she became a legacy and the pride of Nova Scotia as well as Canada. She struck a reef off Haiti in 1946.
In 1963, Bluenose II was launched. She was built by many of the same people who had worked on the original vessel at the same shipyard in Lunenburg. The project was financed by Oland Brewery to advertise their products, while also promoting Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage and tourism. William Roué endorsed the vessel, and Captain Walters, who had commanded the original Bluenose, sailed on the maiden voyage.
Bluenose II was gifted to the Government of Nova Scotia in1971. In her role as an ambassador, Bluenose II has been a frequent presence for trade visits and international promotions for Nova Scotia and Canada.
Highlights about this Bluenose Sailing boat:
- This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
- No kits are use
- Meticulously sewn sails, keep sails from wrinkle
- Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood…., timbers are after process step of pre-construction.
- The Courageous model Yacht are built on scale by the original plan, then drawn up and painted by actual photographs to ensure the best accuracy.