Examples of Nautical and Maritime Antiques for Research and Education


rare Mahogony Half Hull Sailing Yacht Model from England, 1920s - the working model has been constructed with approx. 12 planks on a frame construction plus additional solid pieces for the keel and rudder. The lower, unterwater part of the hull is in a dark red color (paint restored). There are several layers of old varnish on the visible Mahogony wood (upper part of the hull above the waterline) which also include the cabin house and cockpit (all in original surface with patina). This display model is mounted on the original ebonized Pine backboard - dimensions of the model are 75 x 16 x 9 cm (29 1/2 x 6 3/8 in) and with the backboard 88 x 25 cm (34 5/8 x 10 inch) - in good condition - Oporto Collection Portugal

British Yacht Half Hull Model
Vintage - 1920s
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Provenance: a Collection in Portsmouth, England - Note: this is a model of a typical large size yacht of the late 1920s, a vessel that was approx. 50 feet long (15 Meter) long. It might be one of the fine boats built by Camper & Nicholson (TM) in England ?. This is not a Super-Yacht as sailed by Sir Thomas Lipton and other Millionaires, but this was anyway a boat sailed by a quite wealthy sportsman. In today`s money the price of such a yacht in the 1920s was about EUR 200.000 and a historic yacht from this period (well restored) costs today up to half a Million Euro. A new yacht of this size today costs about 500.000 to 1 Million Euro (US$ 700,000 to 1,400,000). This original model of such a "rich man`s toy" is a desirable addition to a nautical, maritime or yachting collection or a prestigious item to decorate a home, office or yacht with the "real thing" (instead of using a modern third-world Deko-Model which has been produced in thousands of pieces).

Vintage Half Hull Sailing Yacht Model (British, late 1920s) - a Mahogony half hull planks on frame Display model
Go back to the Oporto Collection or the Maritime Antiques Gallery

Presented by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.


Following are shown some more photos of the model:


Photos have been taken at cloudy weather outside.

See following the backboard from behind with the original hanging loops: