The 20th Century
Courageous is an all aluminum-hulled 12-metre class yacht. She was the third boat to win the America’s Cup twice, in 1974 and 1977 after Columbia in 1899 and 1901, and Intrepid in 1967 and 1970.
Courageous successfully defended the America’s Cup for the USA in 1974 with Ted Hood at the helm. After the 1974 cup, Hood built a new boat which he thought was faster than Courageous, and sold her to Ted Turner. Turner won the 1977 America’s Cup defender trials in Courageous, beating Hood in the process, and then went on to successfully defend the America’s Cup later that year.
She is privately owned and still sailing and racing by the Courageous Syndicate, a group of veteran America’s Cup 12 Metre sailors today in Newport, Rhode Island.
Highlights about this Courageous Yacht model:
- 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.