The History of the J Class
J Class yachts adopt a universal rule, also known as the Seawanhaka rule, which was used to govern the design of boats for interclub racing. The Seawanhaka rule used only two variables: waterline length and sail area. The racing boats of the time were becoming more and more extreme. In order to take into account the width and the relationship between the overall length and the waterline length, the universal rule was proposed. After Sir Thomas Lipton’s near-success in the 1920 America’s Cup, he launched himself on one last challenge at the age of 79. Between 1930 and 1937, there were many significant improvements in yacht design. Some examples of J class sailboats are:
The J-Class Ship Model
The materials used in the construction of the J Class ship model are carefully hand-picked and prepared. The model is constructed using the plank-on-frame construction method. The finishing touches are made with polished metal fittings and hand-stitched leather covers. The J-Class model is one of our manufacturer’s majestic ships. It is one of the new models in our catalogue. It is also important to know that all the models we produce are ready to be displayed and come with a wooden base and a brass nameplate.
Our manufacturers are made up of a highly skilled and experienced team of more than 30 craftsmen. They work from precise, original plans and carefully selected materials. The workshop covers all stages of model boat building, hull assembly, rope laying, sail cutting, part carving and wood varnishing. A first prototype is always created for validation before the final models are produced.