Lulworth Model Yacht

£59.00£109.00

This beautiful classic model of the Lulworth has lovely cloth sails and an attarctive light coloured wooden hull. A great classic model yacht for window displays.

This model yacht is available in two sizes:

95cms long x 95cms high
66cms long x 72cms high

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A racing cutter with a Dorset connection! This gaff rigged cutter was built in Southampton in 1920 and if you’re looking to buy a boat as a present with West Country connections for somebody, this should probably be the one. The boat’s name does of course come from the family at Lulworth Castle of current Camp Bestival fame but at one time, the second owners of this beautiful boat. We have connections with Lulworth Castle too, because it’s where we walk our dog! The cliff top walk from the village car park to Durdle Door is recommended, but back to the boat… Due to wood shortages after the First World War, the original lower mast had to be made of steel instead of spruce wood.

In 1924 the rig had to be re-designed with a wooden lower mast and went on to achieve much racing success. She was saved from the scapheap in 1947 and finally re-launched in 2006 (bit like some of the acts at Camp Bestival). She is now the world’s largest racing cutter.

Size

120cms long x 120cms high, 66cms long x 72cms high