All offers will be considered on this is a very rare vintage 19th Century (Gaff) authentic English pond yacht, sloop, with cloth-rigged sails, hollow hull, working rudder, and gooseneck; full keel. This historic boat is in excellent "museum quality “condition. This free-sailing sloop, with cloth-rigged sails, hollow hull, working rudder, and gooseneck, would make an outstanding gift for those who enjoy the finer side of model yacht collecting.
This vintage yacht measures 36"L X 6.5"W X 38"H. ( in it's stand ).
A wonderful and unique English pond yacht from the late 19th century, with hollow hull.
Originating in England during the Victorian era, this elegant pond yacht was created for pond racing.
The previous owner, who now lives in Virginia, acquired this yacht while visiting London in the 1960's. It was purchased at a vintage antique shop.
Featuring three sails attached to a central mast, it is supported by a light mahogany and painted hull with lovely details. It is resting on a finished stand with felted bottom.
The hull and full keel are finished mahogany hardwood. The brass vintage hardware ornate this yacht from bow to stern. The steering mechanism is original. We made some minor adjustments to the steering tension and adjusted the rigging. The yacht is 100% original.
What a wonderful gift for the man or women in your life who loves the nautical theme and the ocean and is difficult to buy for. A relic to be cherished for many years to come and appreciate in value in the coming years. A very nice investment piece.
As with all of our yachts, we will partially disassemble for safe shipping. Just connect the main mast and some rigging and your all set to enjoy! We will include directions for minor assembly and pictures to assist you.
SPECIFICATIONS AND VALUATION
The following is a list of factors which are considered in our ship model Appraisal/Evaluation.
1. General quality of craftsmanship ( Excellent Museum Quality)
2. Provenance: ( 19th Century “ Edwardian “ Antique English Pond Yacht, Pristine Condition ) Wales, England.
3. Rarity (i.e.: P.O.W. & DOCKYARD vs C.W. MORGAN) Member: Very Rare
4. Historically accurate (regards to plans/research) The International Society of Appraisers
5. Builder (reputation) International Congress of Maritime Museums
6. Methods & materials used in construction American Institute for Conservation of Historic model vessels: Wood: Plank on Frame.
7. Uniformity of scale and proportion Artistic Works: Yes
8. Size (2” vs 10’) Nautical Research Guild: 36"L X 6.5"W X 38"H
9. Present condition: Excellent> Museum Quality
10. Era & vessel type: Late 1900's
11. Sails ( Original )
12. Finish (painted or natural) Painted and Natural ( Mahogany)
13. Overall display and presentation: Excellent / Pristine
Scratch-Built Model: Model built entirely from scratch materials by the builder with no commercially fabricated parts except cordage, chain
and belaying pins.
Modified Scratch-Built Model: Model built from scratch, but supplemented by the use of some commercially fabricated accessories.
Modified Kit Model: Model built from materials provided in commercial kit, supplemented by other commercially fabricated parts or by
Kit Model: Model built entirely from materials provided in commercial kits.
Sub Categories: Model built and/or displayed in any of the following methods:
Antique • Waterline • Cross Section • Cut-Away • Exposed Interior • Sailing • Half Hull • Rare Materials • Diorama • Power • Mechanized •
Builders’ Model • Extreme Miniature • Ship-in-a-Bottle • Shadowbox • Americana • Folk Art • Decorative • Pond Model ( English) • Production • Other
This unique and historic class “A+” yacht would make a great gift for that special person who likes history and the open sea. A truly wonderful piece of history that will " Turn Heads"
We ship all of our boats with some assembly required. We detach the sails and rigging for safe shipment. Instructions for minor assembly will be enclosed. Attach the sails and rigging and your boat is ready to enjoy!
This yacht is a class "A" historic model yacht and has recently been appraised at:
Value: $6,500.00 ( Appraisal or Retail) 2023
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