The Columbia 24inch model is made of finest wood such as Rosewood, Mahogany, Teak and other exotic tropical wood and has hundreds of details created by our skillful master craftsmen. You can see the beauty of the various wood tones and even the wood grain. All the little details on deck make this model look very real. Chrome and brass fittings, brass rails all around the top, the metal ship wheel, and the meticulously finished and polished wooden hull display excellence in this model.
Extensive research through original plans and pictures make our Columbia model authentic. It is 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method and requires hundreds of hours to complete. Once completed each model goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
Semi assembly is required to put the masts up.
It's the perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.
Columbia was launched on June 10, 1899. It easily won the elimination trials against the rebuilt former defender. Skippered by Charlie Barr, it won all three races against the British
defender, Shamrock in the 1899 America's Cup.
Columbia was selected again in 1901 to defend the Cup, and again under the command of Charlie Barr, won all three races against Shamrock II. It was the first vessel to win the trophy twice in a row.
In 1903 Columbia was refitted with the hope of being selected for a third time, but it was badly beaten in the selection trials by the yacht Reliance.
Columbia was cut up for scrap in 1913 at City Island.