The 19th Century
Columbia was an American racing yacht designed by Nathanael Herreshoff and built by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company for owners J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin Dennison Morgan of the New York Yacht Club in 1899. She had a nickel steel frame, a tobin bronze hull, and a steel mast.
Columbia was the defender of the tenth America’s Cup race that same year against British challenger Shamrock, as well as the defender of the eleventh America’s Cup race and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II in 1901. She was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row.
Highlights about this Columbia model yacht:
- 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…. all will go through processing step pre-construction.
- The Columbia model Yacht is built on scale by the original plan, then drawn up and painted by actual photographs to ensure the best accuracy.