This pond yacht was one the larger models of a range of yachts made for Gamages in the 1930's. The yachts were named after the famous "J class" yachts of the era such as Shamrock and Endeavour. This particular yacht is called Endeavour although the transfers on either side of the bow have faded.
She has her original blue paintwork, but as she has been sailed, there are some marks especially on the bow. These yachts were normally fitted with swinging door type rudders but as she is one of the larger yachts she is fitted with full Braine steering.
The deck is original with scored plank lines. It has a lovely colour but there are some scratches and pin marks. All the deck fittings are original. She also has the distinctive yacht shaped mast upstand associated with Gamages.
The spars , bowsies and hooks are all original. The sails are made of egyptian cotton and have a few areas of mildew marks. Overall they are in good order with no holes or tears.
Over the years some of the rigging has been renewed.
The stand is made of mahogany but is not as old as the yacht. However, it is included in the sale if required.
Large 1930's Gamages "J Class" Pond Yacht -Under Offer
Length: 70cm (27.5") Beam: 17cm (6.5") overall height 108cms (46.5") including stand