The Arctic Star is one of the SB (Super Bermuden) range of Star Production pond yachts. This was the premier range of post war Star yachts as the models were fitted with an automatic steering system.
This particular yacht is unusual as she has been sold with Northern Star transfers rather than Arctic Star as you would expect. We believe that this sometimes happened when Star had an order to fulfill and they ran out of the correct transfers.
The paintwork is all original and the keel, rudder, and rubbing strake are picked out in orange. However, she has been displayed for a number of years, perhaps on a window sill. The orange paintwork has faded.
Overall the paintwork is original and in very good condition. There is a little paint loss on the bow and at the ballast hull joint. The hull condition suggests that she has been used for display and not for sailing.
The bow and deck transfers are all perfect.
The deck has its original varnish and is in really good order. There is just an area of slight discolouration at the bows. All the deck fittings are original and in great condition.
The rig is all original with all the hooks and bowsies you would expect. The sails have some faint areas of foxing but are basically in very good condition indeed. There are no holes or tears and the mainsail stamp is perfect.
The stand is original. It is included in the sale.
This yacht is quite unusual and is therefore a real collectors item.
A rare opportunity indeed.
Star Productions Arctic/Northern Star -Sold
Length: 61cm (24") Beam: 16cm (6.5") Overall height: 92cm (36")