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Australia II Painted XL Limited Edition Wooden Model Ship

Price: $1,398.99
Item Number: HMOY105
Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 80" x 15" x 111"

Product Weight: 127.5 Lbs.

Its enormous, its authentic, and its our Australia Painted XL Limited Edition. Built using only the highest materials such as rosewood, mahogany, teak, and local exotic woods; this model was built by hand using plank on frame method by skillful and creative master craftsmen. Each strip of rare wood is place neatly together to form a smooth hull. It stands 93 high and nearly 7 long and 13 wide. This is not an ordinary yacht model. This model is purposely hand built to spec and filled with amazing details. The ship is painted in a lustrous cream color. You can spot the title Australia II painted on the side of the hull. This model is very detail oriented along with beautiful metal ornaments (metal steering wheels, wooden poles, navigation area, wooden sliders, wooden mast, front and main fabric sail with detailed stitching, #12 KA-6 in black sticker bond on the main sail, big wooden propeller, wooden anchor, along with other metal ornaments, etc.) To build this model ship, extensive research was done using various sources such as museums, drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual yacht. Our model is completely hand built and painted as the original color of the ship by skillful and creative master craftsmen; you will be amazed at how real it looks. This giant wooden model yacht is rested on a large painted solid wooden stand. To enhanced value and recognition, a golden metal plate embedded with Australia II 1983 is provided. Due to its gigantic size, the masts are fold flat down for easy shipping purposes and come with instruction guide. Assembly time is around 30 minutes.

Australia II (KA 6) is the Australian 12-metre-class America's Cup challenge racing yacht that was launched in 1982 and won the 1983 America's Cup for the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Skippered by John Bertrand, she was the first successful Cup challenger, ending a 132-year tenure (with 26\ successful defenses) by the New York Yacht Club. The victory on September 26, 1983 was a landmark event for the nation of Australia, not to mention the Royal Perth Yacht Club, and it eventually earned Australia II the ABCs Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year for 1983.

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