Built for the tea race and one of the fastest ships of its time, it is preserved as a museum vessel in the town of Greenwich, United Kingdom. Launched in Dumbarton (Scotland) in 1869, Cutty Sark was dedicated in his early years to the tea race, trying to unite China and London in the shortest possible time during eight'tea seasons'. In the same year of its launch, the Suez Canal was opened, which made the route much shorter and gave advantage to steamers. It was possible to cross the Suez Canal for a sailboat, but it was difficult and expensive, conditions for sailing in the Red Sea are far from ideal. Later it would be dedicated to the trade of wool from Australia, being the fastest boat in these routes during a decade, and it also would be used for the transport of goods between Porto, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, Lisbon and the Portuguese colonies.
CONTENTS OF THE CUTTY SARK MODEL KIT. Build your 1:84 scale wooden model of the Cutty Sark, legendary clipper. The model of this beautiful sailboat has a system of construction by means of false keel and frames, reason why the assembly of the replica to scale approaches the construction of the real clipper.The Cutty Sark modeling kit contains high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and fabric. What does the kit include? Laser cut board pieces, wood, brass and die-cast parts. Cotton sails, cut and sewn by hand. Detailed assembly instructions with color images. Complete set of drawings in real model scale. The model does not include the stand. Upon completion of the model it is 40.62'' (1032 mm) length; 24.56'' (624 mm) heigth; and 13.77'' (350 mm) width. DO BE ADVISED THAT THESE ARE PREORDERS. Add a map to your own listings. The item "22800 Artesania Latina-Cutty Sark Tea Clipper Wooden Model Complete Ship KIT" is in sale since Sunday, July 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden".
The seller is "loganshobbies" and is located in Shepherd, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.