L: 37 W: 12 H: 24.75 Inches
Our unique Esmeralda Painted model is handcrafted from beautiful wood such as rosewood, mahogany, teak, and along with various other exotic wood. The hull is constructed using a plank on frame method, each strip of exotic wood are carefully join together to form a smooth hull. This model is completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen; you will be amazed at how real it looks. The ship is painted in actual lustrous two-tone color of black and white. On the ship, you will spot amazing details such as: wooden bowsprit, foremast, mainmast, and mizzen mast. They are all connected to numerous fabric sails with detailed stitching, all rigging are painstakingly fastened by hand in matching colors. On the main deck, you can spot: a two story deck with open windows, wooden ladders, wooden buckets, a large wooden lantern, and wooden canoes. On the quarter deck, there are wooden cabins and a wooden bridge. On the poop deck, there’s a navigational area with metal steering wheels along with wooden buckets. The beakdeck, quarter deck, and poop deck are surrounded with metal fences. You can easily spot two rows of crafted open circle on each side of the hull, and wooden anchors hanging just above the waterline. There’s also a wooden rudder and a metal propeller to help the ship maneuver in the right direction. An attached wooden stand with a nameplate engraved “Esmeralda” is standard on this model. Our model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. We absolutely use no plastic parts only the highest quality wood and metal parts. This model is carefully secure and packed inside a wooden crate for easy shipping purposes. Our Esmeralda model comes fully-assembled and ready to be display.
The world’s second largest sailing ship, Chile’s Esmeralda, 353 feet long with a mast height of 165 feet was launched in 1952. The four mast barkentine is capable of 12 knots under engine power. The pride of the Chilean Navy, Esmeralda was built in Cadez, Spain from plans used to build Spain’s Juan Sebastian De Elcano. The current Esmeralda, Chile’s floating ambassador, is the sixth Esmeralda. The second Esmeralda was the one led by famous Chilean Naval hero Arturo Prat during its last battle before sinking in 1879. Esmeralda has participated in Opsail 1964, 1976, 1986, and 2000.