MODEL SAILBOAT RELIANCE
Very neat and detailed model of the famous sailing ship RELIANCE made from 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 model is delivered fully assembled in a wooden box protected by a cardboard and strapped on a pallet!
History of this model:
The height of gigantism: Reliance is the last of the giants before the creation of the J-class.
Its construction cost a fortune, William Rockfeller, Henri Walters and Cornelius Vanderbilt participate in the financing. Aluminum is used to save weight.
It has a flat-bottomed hull and a long, thin keel. Its phenomenal sail area - nearly 1500 square meters on a single mast - allows it to pick up speed as soon as the breeze picks up.
At the helm, Charlie Barr mastered the monster and its huge sail area and won over the other defenders.
During the final, Sir Lipton's Challenger, Shamrock III, designed by William Fife, was smaller and could not do anything, it was built of nickel steel and had a bulbous ballast. But its sail area is 200 m² smaller.
Reliance won the America's Cup in 1903.