|Dimensions L x H x W||17 × 73 × 90 cm|
Wooden scale ship model of pond yacht
Premier Ship Models offers a wide selection of ready made wooden ship models in their Standard, Superior, Premier and Custom ranges. Besides handcrafted, scratch built ready made ship models built by our own master artisans, Premier Ship Models offer also ready made model ships from different manufacturers including this model of a pond yacht from Gia Nhien. Gia Nhien is a Vietnam based producer of high quality, hand-crafted model boats and ships offering wide selection of models from different categories.
The model ships from Gia Nhien are built from scratch by high quality craftsmen using the traditional technique of plank-on-frame construction. The pond yacht model includes wooden base with brass name and is ready to display. All the materials used in construction have been carefully selected and prepared, from the seasoned hard-woods to the polished metal fittings and hand-stitched leather upholstery.
Pond yachts are small miniature replicas of large sailing vessels which used to sail on lakes or ponds as the name suggests. They are often built according to original drawings, as this one, and are usually single-mast vessels and occasionally built as double-mast models. It is necessary for sailors to read the wind and adjust the sails accordingly on original large vessels. However the sails on these modern miniature yachts can be adjusted by a remote control if possible.
These pond yachts were popularized mainly in 1920´s and 1930´s and used to be a common sport in cities with public ponds and lakes. One of the most famous pond yachts designed include Pocahontas from 1936, Lucky fish or Madcap.
To view other great replica miniatures of various ships from this range, have a look at the Gia Nhien section of our website. Please feel free to Contact Premier Ship Models with any questions you may have.