Shamrock model ship (70cm)


Shamrock was originally owned by Sir Thomas Lipton, the owner of the English grocery chain ‘LIPTON’, and famous for his import of Lipton Tea from India.

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Shamrock model ship

Shamrock V was built in 1930 for Sir Thomas Lipton’s fifth and last America’s Cup challenge. Designed by Nicholson, she was the first British yacht to be built to the new J Class Rule and is the only remaining J to have been built in wood. After launch she was continually upgraded with changes to hull shape and rudder. The rig was also modified to create the most effective racing sail plan but she was no match for the faster US design “Enterprise”.


In 1962 Shamrock V was sold to Italian yachtsman Piero Scanu who, in 1967, had the yacht taken back to Camper and Nicholsons in Gosport, England for a complete, three-year rebuild. The hull was stripped back to bare steel frames which were sandblasted, repaired and painted. After this Shamrock V was entirely replanked in 2 inch teak and refastened with bronze.

Shamrock model ship is hand-crafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction. Shamrock 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.

**Product might packed with mast fold flat down to minimize the shipping cost**

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 70 x 12 x 87 cm

White/ blue


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