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*This wooden ship model Measures 36" (long) x 9" (wide) x 32" (high)
*The Amerigo Vespucci Tall Ship Model is a High Quality Replica of the original Tall Ship.
*Now available for the first time ever, a precise 1/90th scale model of the Amerigo Vespucci. This highly collectible full-hull (not waterline) display model ship has an approximate retail value of $1000, but we are making it available for a whole lot less!
The wooden base makes it very handy and easy to display. Now, imagine this precise work of model ship art sitting proudly on top of your desk in the office, or on the mantle at home.
Your friends, colleagues, or maybe even your former shipmates, come in and marvel as they admire your (latest) acquisition, wondering aloud how expensive this RARE and valuable model ship is. You, of course, will smile, pleased that you had seized the opportunity when it was offered - knowing what a bargain it really is, a very well-made model ship at the very best possible price...less than half of what it could actually cost on the market!
This is a Museum-quality, Fully Assembled model of the Italian Amerigo Vespucci. The model is 100% hand built from scratch using the “plank on frame” construction method. Our master craftsmen have spent more than 150 hours to assemble it. This replica is painted white. The finish is realistic. It comes with extensive deck details which include metal anchors and cannons, detailed stairway, Italian national & navy flags, and intricate advanced rigging. No plastic parts! This magnificent model ship comes on a solid wood base, with a metal nameplate.
The Amerigo Vespucci is a tall ship of the Marina Militare, named after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Its home port is Livorno, Italy. As of 2008, she is still in use as a school ship. In 1925, the Regia Marina ordered two school ships to be built following a design by Lieutenant Colonel Francesco Rotundi of the Italian Navy Engineering Corps, inspired by the style of large late 18th century 74-cannon ships of the line. The first of these two ships, the Cristoforo Colombo, was put into service in 1928 and was used by the Italian Navy until 1943. After World War II, this ship was handed over to the USSR as part of the war reparations and was shortly afterwards decommissioned. The Amerigo Vespucci in the harbor of New York, 1976 The second ship of the design was the Amerigo Vespucci.
The ship was built in 1930 at the (formerly Royal) Naval Shipyard of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples). She was launched on February 22, 1931, and was put into service in July of that year. The vessel is a full rigged three masted steel hull 82.4 m (270.34 ft) long, with an overall length of 101 m (331 ft) including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 15.5 m (51 ft). She has a draught of about 7 metres (23 ft) and a displacement at full load of 4146 tons. Under auxiliary diesel-electric propulsion power, the Amerigo Vespucci reaches a top speed of 10 knots and has an autonomy of 5450 nm (at 6.5 knots).