MODEL SAILBOAT PEN DUICK
Very neat and detailed model of the famous PEN DUICK 1 ( build name: YUM) made according to the original plans.
Fittings made of brass, sails sewn by hand.
4 coats of paint are applied to the hull with an airbrush, followed by a coat of finishing varnish. Intermediate sanding between each coat and finishing polish.
The PEN DUICK model is delivered fully assembled in a wooden box protected by a cardboard and strapped on a pallet!
History of this model:
Guy Tabarly, Eric's father, bought Pen Duick in 1938 from the Lebec family of Nantes. It was the time of the birth of yachting in France and there were very few yachts. This boat, whose Breton name means "black head" and refers to the black-headed tit, was in fact designed in 1898 by the Scotsman William Fife under the name Yum. At 41, Fife was already one of the greatest naval architects of the time. His talent was to produce many other boats. He built his boats in his sheds in Fairlie, a village located south of the mouth of the Clyde. But Yum was built at the Gridiron and Workers Carrigaloe shipyard, near Cork in Ireland, for its first owner Adolphus Fowler.