Vintage, Classic Plank on Frame Pond Boat, Sailboat, Handmade c.a. 1960's Era


Wonderful, vintage, handmade. plank on frame pond boat that was recently restored to its previous glory of the 1960's ! This yacht measures: 41"L x 9"W x 58"H. ( In its stand).

This antique, one-of-a-kind yacht was recently acquired from a longtime collector in Annapolis, Maryland. This gentleman has an extensive collection, and I am working to acquire more boats from his stay tuned!

We did a total restoration after doing some homework on its history and journey for the last 63 years or so...

The previous owner purchased it from a gentleman that build model boats as a hobby back in the 60's. The boat has been repainted smokey white (3 coats with a marine grade lacquer finish in gloss), which was its original color. I added a new "Braine" self-steering mechanism. (Braine is the name of the inventor of this steering device invented in the 1930's). The original keel was damaged, so I replaced it with a Bilge keel which makes this pond boat look sleek and fast.

All of the components we added are brass and copper. This "free sailing" yacht is ready to sail if you wish, but because of its age, it may be better used as a display model. A great piece of history that will truly be a conversation piece displayed anywhere in your home or office.

This yacht will also appreciate in value in the coming years. (Please refer to "appraisal estimate below").

As mentioned earlier, this boat is of plank and frame construction which is an indication of its age and the fact that it was handmade. Most model yachts that were sailed for pleasure during the 1920's and 30's were handmade plank and frame, or solid construction.

The sails are not original but were cleaned and repaired in our shop. We also added a new stand which includes 2 solid silver nautical coins as accents. We also felted the stand base with a high-quality felting. New rigging was also added throughout the boat.

Thank you!


The following is a list of factors which are considered in our ship model Appraisal/Evaluation if applicable.

1. General quality of craftsmanship: Excellent
2. Provenance: USA / Annapolis, Md.
3. Rarity (i.e.: P.O.W. & DOCKYARD vs C.W. MORGAN) Member: Rare
4. Historically accurate (regards to plans/research) The International Society of Appraisers
5. Builder (reputation) International Congress of Maritime Museums. Previous owner testimony.
6. Methods & materials used in construction American Institute for Conservation of Historic Value: Solid Wood/ handmade.
7. Uniformity of scale and proportion Artistic Works: Accurate
8. Size (2” vs 10’) Nautical Research Guild: 41” L X9”W X 58”H
9. Present condition: Excellent
10. Era & vessel type: 1960's era; Full keel / sloop schooner
11. Sails: Cotton
12. Finish (painted or natural). Painted / lacquer
13. Overall display and presentation: Excellent

Class A
Scratch-Built Model: Model built entirely from scratch materials by the builder with no commercially fabricated parts except cordage, chain
and belaying pins.
Class B
Modified Scratch-Built Model: Model built from scratch, but supplemented by the use of some commercially fabricated accessories.
Class C
Modified Kit Model: Model built from materials provided in commercial kit, supplemented by other commercially fabricated parts or by
scratch-built parts.
Class D
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 • 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 main sail and some rigging for safe shipment. Very easy to assemble. Instructions for minor assembly will be enclosed. Attach the sails and rigging and your boat is ready to enjoy!

Value: $2,800.00 to $2,875.00 (Appraisal or Retail) 2024

Appraisal estimates or evaluations of items sold by RJL Antiquities are solely deemed as "Estimates of Value" at time of purchase. Such estimates may change according to market conditions, time of sale or reappraisal of items sold. RJL Antiquities accepts no responsible for these potential "Market fluctuations" and does advise buyers of such goods of these potential situations upon acknowledgement of purchase.

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