This pond yacht is one the larger models of a range of yachts made in the 1930's. It appears that most were sold by the large London stores such as Gamages and Bonds but this particular yacht was sold by the famous Glasgow company Clyde Model Dockyard and their plaque is on the deck.
The yachts were named after the famous "J class" yachts of the era such as Shamrock and Endeavour. This particular yacht is called Shamrock with gold transfers on both sides of the bows.
She has her original green paintwork and is in such good condition that it is difficult to imagine that she has ever been sailed. These yachts were normally fitted with swinging door type rudders but she is quite rare in having full Braine steering.
The deck is original with scored plank lines. It has a lovely colour and the varnish has crackled to give a wonderful period appearance.
All the deck fittings are original including the Braine steering.
The spars , bowsies and hooks are all original. The main mast has been repaired at the boom gooseneck and has been reinforced with a brass collar. The sails are all original with a couple of stains, some foxing, and one tear in the mainsail.
Over the years some of the rigging has been renewed.
The stand is not as old as the yacht. However, it is included in the sale if required.
This yacht has a lovely hull shape and has a great 1930's feel to her.
A wonderful collectors item.
Rare 1930's Clyde Model Dockyard "J Class" Pond Yacht -Sold
Length: 77cm (30") Beam: 13.5cm (5.25") overall height 107cms (42") including stand