Designed for the discriminating sailboat enthusiast, this museum quality Limited Edition replica of the America racing yacht is a highly accurate and detailed scale model yacht. Perfectly sized to display upon any desk, bookshelf or mantle, the fine craftsmanship and classic lines of this famous sailing yacht will stir the racing spirit within.
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The America was designed by George Steers, a revolutionary designer who began the practice of giving ships a knife-like bow widening aft, as opposed to the previous practice of giving ships a rather blunt bow and a sharp stern. America was captained by Richard Brown, a skilled member of the Sandy Hook Pilots, a group of harbor pilots renowned worldwide for their skill in manoeuvering the shoals around New York City.
John Cox Stevens and the syndicate from the New York Yacht Club owned the America from the time it was launched on May 3, 1851 until ten days after it won the regatta that made it famous.
On September 1, 1851, the yacht was sold to John de Blaquiere, 2nd Baron de Blaquiere, who raced her only a few times before selling her in 1856 to Henry Montagu Upton, 2nd Viscount Templetown, who renamed the yacht Camilla but failed to use or maintain her.
Pitcher, a shipbuilder in Gravesend, Kent, rebuilt Camilla and resold her in 1860 to Henry Edward Decie, who brought her back to the United States.


She was raised, repaired and renamed America by the Union, and served on the Union side of the blockade for the remainder of the war. Brighten your day, or any room of your home, with this delightfully fun Rustic Bermuda Sloop 17" model. Perfect nautical decor gifts for friends, children, or party guests, they also make excellent nautical decorations or sailboat centerpieces for a reception or group event. Liven your office, beach house, or sunroom with one of these colorful sailboat models today!
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The schooner was designed by George Steers for Commodore John Cox Stevens and a syndicate from the New York Yacht Club.
They were all extremely skilled racers as a result of impromptu races between pilots to ships in need of one.
Decie sold the ship to the Confederate States of America the same year for use as a blockade runner in the American Civil War, with Decie remaining as captain. On August 22, 1851, the America won by eight minutes over the Royal Yacht Squadron's 53 mile regatta around the Isle of Wight. Brown had sailed aboard a pilot boat designed by George Steers, of whom he was a personal friend.


Navy until 1873, when it was sold to Benjamin Franklin Butler, a former Civil War Commander, for $5,000.
Foster in 1917, and in 1921 was sold to the America Restoration Fund, who donated her to the U. Butler used and maintained the boat well, until his death in 1893, when it was inherited by his son, Paul. On August 8, 1870, the America was entered by the Navy in the America's Cup race at New York Harbor, and finished fourth. Ames reconditioned America and used her occasionally for racing and casual sailing until 1901, when she fell into disuse and disrepair. On March 29, 1942, during a heavy snowstorm, the shed where the America was being stored collapsed.
Three years later, in 1945, the remains of the shed and the ship were finally scrapped and burned.



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