"Britannia" is one of a range of yachts made in the 1930's and sold through the famous London store Hamleys. She is named after the racing yacht made famous by King George V. She has the wonderful hull shape of that era.
She has a hollow hull with a separate hardwood deck. The turquoise and gold paintwork is original but this yacht has been sailed so there are some marks on both sides of the hull and there are 2 notches on the leading edge of the ballast keel. The rudder and tiller are original.
There is a gold coachline and gold name transfers on the bows.
The deck is in really good condition with all original fittings and cut plank lines. The varnish is also original and has a lovely colour and the original red band around the deck edge.
The sails are in very good condition and have the blue striping indicative of the 1930's. They have no holes or tears but have some waterstains. They are a little grubby and may benefit from a careful clean.
All the spars, hooks and bowsies are original. Some of the rigging has been renewed.
Overall the condition of this yacht is very good indeed considering her age.
The stand is original
This very pretty pond yacht is very evocative of the early 20th century era.
1930's Hamleys "Britannia" all original nr mint-Sold
Length: 46cm (18") plus bowsprit 62cm overall Beam: 11cm (4.25") overall height 66cms (26") including stand