This pond yacht is based on a 19th century long keel clipper bow design.
She was carved from solid pitch pine, hollowed, and fitted with a separate deck. She has a wonderful wine glass hull shape.
All these factors suggest very strongly that she was built at the end of the 19th century, probably around 1880/90.
The hull is in good order for her age and she has her original paintwork of black with gold below the waterline. There is a large toerail which has some damage at the stern and amidships on the starboard side. There is no indication that there was ever a rudder fitted.
Obviously she does not have a rig which would have been gaff with a large bowsprit with 2 or 3 foresails. This would have given the yacht an overall length of around 35 inches.
Please have a good look at the photos as they form an important part of the description. If you require any more then please do not hesitate to ask.
A large but very worthwhile project whether it is for display or a full restoration.
19th Century long keel hull "Sunbeam" for display or restoration -Sold
Length: 72cm (28.5") hull only Beam: 14cm (5.5")