Stripes Model Yacht
The American Sail Foundation commissioned four 12-metre yachts. The aim was to win back the America’s Cup in the 1987 competition in Fremantle, Australia. These yachts were all named Stars & Stripes.
- Stars & Stripes 83 (US 53), 1985 – by Geraghty Marine.
- Stars & Stripes 85 (US 54), 1985 – by Robert E. Derektor Inc.
- Stars & Stripes 86 (US 56), 1986 – by Robert E. Derektor Inc.
- Stars & Stripes 87 (US 55), 1986 – by Robert E. Derektor Inc.
During Hurricane Irma in 2017, Stars & Stripes 87 suffered damage on Sint Maarten. Five 12-metre yachts were damaged and sunk. After winning the America’s Cup, the Stars & Stripes returned to port in San Diego, California, in 1988.
Making of the Stripes Model Yacht
All the materials used in the construction of this model are hand picked and prepared from selected hardwoods with polished metal fittings, with hand-sewn sails. All models are ready to be displayed and come with a wooden base and a brass nameplate. The creation of the Stars & Stripes model is the result of extensive research and careful planning. Each model is built by our experienced craftsmen using the traditional the plank-on-frame technique and requires several hundred hours of work. We also offer a selection of attractive display cases so that your model can be displayed in a dust-free environment.
Delivering to more than 30 countries around the world, Premier ship model and our suppliers are committed to improving and producing our impressive collection of maritime models. Our local artisanal craftsmen hand-make every model, with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction. We take pride in the quality of our products, such as the Stripes Yacht model, and carefully monitor every step of the building process to ensure a guaranteed seal of perfection.