Atlantic model ship
In 1905, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany proposed a race across the North Atlantic and put forward a solid gold cup to be presented to the winner. Eleven boats including the Kaiser’s yacht Hamburg and the schooner Atlantic skippered by Charlie Barr took part.
The competitors encountered strong winds and gales which ensured a fast passage time and all eleven boats finished the race. Atlantic won, breaking the existing record with a time of 12 days, 4 hours, 1 minute and 19 seconds.
The record stood for 75 years until broken by Eric Tabarly sailing the trimaran Paul Ricard. However Atlantic’s monohull record stood for nearly 100 years until was broken in 1997 by the yacht Nicorette completing the crossing in 11 days 13 hours 22 minutes.
Atlantic was acquired by the Coast Guard and commissioned on 1 April 1941. She was assigned hull number WIX-271.
Atlantic model ship is hand-crafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction.Atlantic model ship is fully assembled and ready for display.
Note: Our craftsmen are always choose the color of wood to be consistent. However, the natural color of the wood use sometimes is not 100% exactly the same with the pictures.
**Model boat might packed with mast fold flat down to minimise the shipping cost**