Billing Boats Cutty Sark

$540.10

BB564
Scale 1:75
Length 43.3″
Height 26.4″
Width 5.9″

Description

Billing Boats Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is a famous British clipper ship with a rich history dating back to the 19th century. Built in 1869 in Dumbarton, Scotland, the Cutty Sark was one of the last clipper ships to be constructed during the era of the great sailing ships. The ship was designed for speed and was primarily used in the tea trade between China and Britain.

The Cutty Sark quickly gained a reputation for its incredible speed and efficiency, setting numerous records for swift voyages between the two continents. It became known as one of the fastest clipper ships of its time, renowned for its sleek design, tall masts, and ability to harness the power of the wind for fast crossings.

After its days in the tea trade, the Cutty Sark was used for transporting various cargoes before eventually being converted into a training ship and later a museum ship in London. In 1954, the Cutty Sark was permanently docked in Greenwich, where it became a popular tourist attraction.

In May 2007, a fire broke out on board the Cutty Sark during a major restoration project, causing significant damage to the ship. Despite the setback, the Cutty Sark was meticulously restored and reopened to the public in 2012.

Today, the Cutty Sark is a symbol of Britain’s maritime heritage and is considered one of the most famous historic ships in the world. Its iconic design and incredible history continue to attract visitors from around the globe to marvel at the beauty and craftsmanship of this legendary clipper ship..

The Billing Boats Cutty Sark kit contains laser cut wood boards, wood planking, a full set of fittings, cotton rigging line, plans and diagrams and a manual in multiple languages. This kit does not contain glue, paint or tools.

Scale 1:75
Length 43.3″
Height 26.4″
Width 5.9″

Additional information

Weight 10.5 lbs
Dimensions 31 × 17 × 4 in

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