Constellation was designed by Olin J. Stephens, who had already designed America’ Cup winners such as the (JClass Ranger (1937) and the Twelve Metre Class Columbia (1958). Constellation had a wooden hull and an overall sail area of around 1690 square metres. Skipper R.N. Bavier led Constellation to victory over Sovereign, the British contender. The kit comes with ready-built polyurethane or wooden hull.