Production of the Star Racing cutter commenced around 1929/30. This model in original red and cream livery is one of the early examples.
The Racing Cutter and the Racing Special were the most expensive of the yachts produced by Star at that time. Consequently they were only sold in small numbers and are extremely rare today. This particular yacht is astonishing in that she is so original.
The paintwork is original and in very good condition with just the occasional mark.
This model was fitted with a detachable swinging door rudder. The rudder is missing.
The deck is original although the varnish has faded. The fittings are all original. Early Racing Cutters had a paper logo forward of the main horse. They did not last very well as they were not waterproof. This yacht has a reproduction example supplied by Birkenhead Star Yacht Appreciation Soc.
The spars, hooks, and bowsies are original but some of the rigging has been replaced. Amazingly she has all her original sails including the topsail.
The sails are in really good order considering their age. Obviously there is some staining but no holes or tears. One of the cringles on the topsail is missing.
Overall the condition of this yacht is astonishing considering that she is approaching 100 years old.
This is the only complete Racing Cutter we have been able to offer in the years we have been involved in pond yachts.
A real collectors item.
Exceptionally Rare 1930's Star Racing Cutter all Original-Sold
Length: 61cm (24") plus bowsprit 75cms overall Beam: 16cm (6.5") Overall height: 84cm (33") including stand