America³ 23" Description
Total Dimensions: 23" H x 3" W x 14" LNOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
Attach Sails and the America3 model yacht is Ready for Immediate Display
Enjoy the freedom of the seas, the thrill of the race and the sweet taste of victory with the America3 model yacht of the famous America's Cup racing yacht.
23" High x 3" Wide x 14" Long
•Individual plank on frame construction of the hull
•High quality woods include birch, maple and yellow siris
•Amazing Details, includes:
◦Modern fabric sails matching the period of the yacht
◦Individual deck planks visible
◦Hull features on deck include helm wheel, capstains, cleats, rope coils and many others
◦Hand-painted to match the real America3 racing yacht
•Sturdy wooden base attached to model with brass supports and metal nameplate
•Extensive research guarantees accuracy using museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual America3 yacht
•Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
◦Ready to display in less than five minutes
◦Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
◦Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks as shown in illustrations
◦Sails and rigging already complete
America³ 23" HistoryAmerica3 (pronounced "America Cubed") is the name of both a racing yacht and syndicate that vied for the America's Cup in 1992 and 1995.
The program was operated by Bill Koch and Harry "Buddy" Melges in the 1992 America's Cup. After winning the Challenger Series, America3 defeated the Italian challenger Il Moro di Venezia to win the Cup.
In 1995, Bill Koch revamped the program to begin the first all-female, America's Cup boat. America3's successor, Mighty Mary, was on its way to the 1995 America's Cup, in the lead of the last race of the Defender Series over Stars & Stripes. But with a commanding lead of nearly 5 minutes, Dave Dellenbaugh (the only man on the otherwise all-female crew) committed a crucial tactical error and Stars & Stripes skipper Dennis Conner made a series of moves to beat Mighty Mary to the finish line by scant seconds. After winning the Defender Series, Conner opted to use the third syndicate that year, Young America, to defend the cup, losing to Team New Zealand, 5-0.
Delivery 7 to 10 days