L: 100 W: 15 H: 84 Inches
Capture the spirit of the high seas with a masterfully handcrafted, FULLY ASSEMBLED model of the Bluenose II, a storied fishing schooner that is depicted on Canadian dimes.
Master craftsmen using historical photographs, drawings or original plans meticulously handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
The Bluenose II XL edition is beautifully painted in a rosewood color with an upper black hull. It has a main and foremast that are painted in yellow each with its own boom. All the sails are meticulously rigged to make up this magnificent sailboat. On the deck, there are authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks. The bowsprit goes through the gunwale that is hold securely to the bow by rigging. Cabins and companionways are located on the wooden deck. You will find metal anchors near the gunwale inside the two golden ornament piece of the Bluenose. This model is truly a remarkable representation of the Bluenose II.
This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. The masts and sails are folded down for easy packaging and shipping. Assembly takes about 30 minutes or more depend on skill. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.
In its day, there was no yacht like the Bluenose II, a fishing schooner that combined efficiency, beauty and speed. It was built in Nova Scotia in 1921 to fish the rough waters off the coast of Newfoundland. It would stay out on the sea until its holds were full of cod, using salt to preserve its catch. But the Bluenose left its mark in history as a racing ship. For 17 straight years it won the International Fisherman’s Trophy, awarded to the winner of races among real fishing schooners that worked the Grand Banks. The races created a heated rivalry between the greatest deep-sea schooners from Newfoundland in Canada and those from Gloucester, Mass. With Capt. Angus Walters at its helm, the Bluenose II prevailed year after a year and it became an enduring symbol of the maritime spirit. The Bluenose II was lost off Haiti in 1946.