Harold S. Vanderbilt, head of the New York Yacht Club Syndicate, asked to Starling Burgess to design his defender. Burgess designed Enterprise, a technologically sophisticated yacht.
One of the Burgess innovations was the rig of Enterprise and a very large boom, called Park Avenue, that allowed a curve to be put into the foot of the mainsail.
Kit includes pre-built solid wood hull; high quality wooden deck and planking; metal and wooden fittings; cloth sails.
Scale 1:80 - Total length 18", Height 25.6"
Intermediate Skill LevelFor new or limited experience wood modelers,
we strongly recommend the technique book
Ship Modeling Simplified.
Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Italy.
Although complete plans and instructions are included, the limited English instructions
provided require critical thinking and some modification as needed.
This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone. Additional technique books, and or
access to the advice of an experienced wood modeler or wood model club is
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