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Shamrock Yacht Model

Coming up to 90 years since the Shamrock V was first built, this boat was a major part of the work of Sir Thomas Lipton. She was the first British yacht to take part in the new J-class rulings and is the only J-class yacht to have been built with wood. Despite having gone through numerous changes and improvements compared to previous models, she was still no match in the America’s Cup against the likes of the Enterprise. Still, to this day, she’s become a bit of a legend in British nautical history.

This Shamrock model sailing boats can be an ideal finishing touch to any nautical themed rooms at home or in the office.

Key Features

  • A beautiful, museum-replicate take on the Shamrock yacht with dimensions: 60cm Length x 12cm Width x 78cm Height with stand.
  • Plank on frame construction using quality wood, ensuring that construction feels robust and sturdy.
  • She retains immense accuracy on the materials used and placement of items on the deck and hull.
  • Each plank of wood comes with a visible wood grain that adds an extra layer of depth.
  • Sails are stitched clearly with rigging to allow for an authentic finish.
  • Accuracy comes from the fact that plans, artwork and photos are used for every section.
  • Simple to set-up due to pre-assembly: only the masts need to be put in place with instructions included.

About the Shamrock V

The Shamrock V was the first ever British yacht boat to be built to match the new J-Class ruling. Built for the fifth attempt at wining the America’s Cup by Sir Thomas Lipton, she was supposed to be the one which changed everything.

The ship itself was launched on the 14th April 1930, built from mahogany wood on a hollow spruce mast and a steel frame. The Camper and Nicholsons team worked on her over in Gosport, and she became a major part of nautical history. With continuous upgrades and changes, the ship was created to help her reach America for the 15th edition of the America’s Cup.

She was to face off against four other J-class ships, including its major rival, the Enterprise. With each of the boats costing as much as $500,000 – sometimes more – she was seen as a gratuitous spending spree in a nation hit by recession. The Shamrock, though, did not meet the expectation and fell far behind the Enterprise, losing by 3-minutes and then, even worse, 10-minutes, in the second race.

However, in race three, there was an actual race.

While the Shamrock eventually blew its lead, via tackling duel. At this point, the main halyard of the ship became damaged and collapsed – giving her no chance in the fourth and decisive race, with Lipton proclaiming “I can’t win” in response.

However, the Shamrock – and Lipton, to an extent – came up against the better boat and expert. Harold Vanderbilt was a legend of the racing circuit, and simply won due to his ability. Sadly, Sir Thomas Lipton died a year later, never fulfilling his dream.

She then endured a nomadic existence, being sold to the likes of Sir Thomas Sopwith as a trial horse. She was then sold on across to other people such as Sir Richard Fairey, Mario Crespi and Piero Scanu. The ship was reborn under the ownership of Scanu, with the hull and deck being fixed up alongside modernising of the systems and the ship engines. In 1986, she returned to its original owner in the form of the Lipton Tea Company, when she was donated to the Museum of Yachting, Newport.

In 2001, the Shamrock V came up against the only two then remaining J class ships, the Endeavour and the Velsheda, for the America’s Cup Jubliee tournament.

To this today, the ships durability has been shown to stand out amongst the rest. In fact, she’s the only J-class yacht to have never fallen into total dereliction. She has, though, undergone numerous fittings and changes over the years. She was last seen in 2018, looking reborn once again with a refit of the paint and impressive modern furnishings. Even to this day, she’s still seen as a fine example of a different era in nautical sport.


SHIPPING: 

This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shipping & Delivery

We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

  1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
  2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
  3. Best prices online guaranteed.
  4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

    In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

    We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.

    Shamrock Yacht Model

    Coming up to 90 years since the Shamrock V was first built, this boat was a major part of the work of Sir Thomas Lipton. She was the first British yacht to take part in the new J-class rulings and is the only J-class yacht to have been built with wood. Despite having gone through numerous changes and improvements compared to previous models, she was still no match in the America’s Cup against the likes of the Enterprise. Still, to this day, she’s become a bit of a legend in British nautical history.

    This Shamrock model sailing boats can be an ideal finishing touch to any nautical themed rooms at home or in the office.

    Key Features

    • A beautiful, museum-replicate take on the Shamrock yacht with dimensions: 60cm Length x 12cm Width x 78cm Height with stand.
    • Plank on frame construction using quality wood, ensuring that construction feels robust and sturdy.
    • She retains immense accuracy on the materials used and placement of items on the deck and hull.
    • Each plank of wood comes with a visible wood grain that adds an extra layer of depth.
    • Sails are stitched clearly with rigging to allow for an authentic finish.
    • Accuracy comes from the fact that plans, artwork and photos are used for every section.
    • Simple to set-up due to pre-assembly: only the masts need to be put in place with instructions included.

    About the Shamrock V

    The Shamrock V was the first ever British yacht boat to be built to match the new J-Class ruling. Built for the fifth attempt at wining the America’s Cup by Sir Thomas Lipton, she was supposed to be the one which changed everything.

    The ship itself was launched on the 14th April 1930, built from mahogany wood on a hollow spruce mast and a steel frame. The Camper and Nicholsons team worked on her over in Gosport, and she became a major part of nautical history. With continuous upgrades and changes, the ship was created to help her reach America for the 15th edition of the America’s Cup.

    She was to face off against four other J-class ships, including its major rival, the Enterprise. With each of the boats costing as much as $500,000 – sometimes more – she was seen as a gratuitous spending spree in a nation hit by recession. The Shamrock, though, did not meet the expectation and fell far behind the Enterprise, losing by 3-minutes and then, even worse, 10-minutes, in the second race.

    However, in race three, there was an actual race.

    While the Shamrock eventually blew its lead, via tackling duel. At this point, the main halyard of the ship became damaged and collapsed – giving her no chance in the fourth and decisive race, with Lipton proclaiming “I can’t win” in response.

    However, the Shamrock – and Lipton, to an extent – came up against the better boat and expert. Harold Vanderbilt was a legend of the racing circuit, and simply won due to his ability. Sadly, Sir Thomas Lipton died a year later, never fulfilling his dream.

    She then endured a nomadic existence, being sold to the likes of Sir Thomas Sopwith as a trial horse. She was then sold on across to other people such as Sir Richard Fairey, Mario Crespi and Piero Scanu. The ship was reborn under the ownership of Scanu, with the hull and deck being fixed up alongside modernising of the systems and the ship engines. In 1986, she returned to its original owner in the form of the Lipton Tea Company, when she was donated to the Museum of Yachting, Newport.

    In 2001, the Shamrock V came up against the only two then remaining J class ships, the Endeavour and the Velsheda, for the America’s Cup Jubliee tournament.

    To this today, the ships durability has been shown to stand out amongst the rest. In fact, she’s the only J-class yacht to have never fallen into total dereliction. She has, though, undergone numerous fittings and changes over the years. She was last seen in 2018, looking reborn once again with a refit of the paint and impressive modern furnishings. Even to this day, she’s still seen as a fine example of a different era in nautical sport.


    SHIPPING: 

    This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Shipping & Delivery

    We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

    Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

    All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

    Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

    In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

    So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

    We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

    OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

    1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
    2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
    3. Best prices online guaranteed.
    4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

      In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

      We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.


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