Endeavour w/ Tools (AM1700/10) Scale: 1:80 Length: 48 cm
Endeavour is a J-class yacht built for the 1934 America’s Cup by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport, England. She was built for Thomas Sopwith who used his aviation design expertise to ensure the yacht was the most advanced of its day with a steel hull and mast. She was 130-foot (40 m) and launched in 1934 and won many races in her first season including against the J’s Velsheda and Shamrock V. She failed in her America’s Cup challenge against the American defender Rainbow but came closer to lifting the cup than any other until Australia II succeeded in 1983.
Endeavour challenged for the 1934 America’s Cup and raced New York Yacht Club defender Rainbow. However, the campaign was blighted by a strike of Sopwith’s professional crew prior to departing for America. Forced to rely mainly on keen amateurs, who lacked the necessary experience, the campaign failed. Rainbow won with 4–2. This was one of the most contentious of the America’s Cup battles and prompted the headline “Britannia rules the waves and America waives the rules.”
The Endeavour w/ Tools kit features plank-on-frame construction with laser cut keel, frames and deck; double planking in basswood and mahogany; metal and wooden fittings; cloth sails; wooden detailed mast; brass photoetched parts; plans and detailed instructions. Also includes a selection of model building tools. Scale 1:80 – Total length cm. 48 (18.9″) – Height cm. 70 (27.6″)
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