This pond yacht is reputed to have been made by Bassett-Lowke in the 1930's.
Certainly the yacht is of a design which was made for the Southwold Model Yacht Club and many of their yachts were made by Bassett Lowke.
This straight line keel design continued to be raced at Southwold into the 1950's and 60's when they were made in fibreglass.
However, in our 1930's BL catalogue the yacht is shown with a rudder and Braine steering rather than a straight line keel.
Whatever her heritage she has been made to a very good standard.
The hull has been carved to close tolerances and has a wonderful shape. She has a separate deck with plank lines cut in.
The paintwork is in good condition but she has been raced so there are a few chips and scrapes.
The rigging has been renewed. The sails are egyptian cotton and are in very good order with just a few stains but no rips or tears. At this age it is unlikely that a racing yacht would still have her original sails.
This is a very striking yacht with wonderful lines.
The stand is not as old as the yacht but is included in the sale if required.
Straight Line Southwold Racing Pond Yacht-Sold
Length: 61cm (24") plus bowsprit 79 cms overall Beam: 18cm (7") Height: 117cms 46 inches