J-Class 1930 Yankee 1/16 scale laser-cut frame set, total length 94.5″ – Kit number MW117!

Yankee was designed by Frank Cabot Paine and built by George Lawley and Son for a New York Yacht Club syndicate headed by John Silsbee to compete in the 1930 America’s Cup race. She was also part of the defense team in 1934 and 1937.

Some more specifications:

  • Year Built: 1930
  • Builder: John Lawlee and Son
  • Designer: Frank Cabot Paine
  • original owner: John Silsbee syndicate
  • Yacht Club: New York Yacht Club
  • LOA: 126
  • LWL: 83 feet
  • Beam: 22 feet six inches
  • Draught: 14 feet 10 inches
  • Displacement: 148 tons
  • Sail Area: 7,288 square feet

Unfortunately, the boat was scrapped in 1941.

Our kit number MW117 comes with:

  • the laser-cut elements to build the hull
  • a laser-cut deck with correct openings for winches
  • laser-cut deck houses
  • a T-rail structure to ease alignment

Probably my favorite J-class design so far, I was able to add a few extra details to the design because several people asked me to make it for them at the same time. For instance, I was able to make the drawings below. Of course, you get the full-size version if you buy the parts.

Please note the kit does not include strip wood, ballast, spars, mast, rigging, or electronics.

For a blog entry on the construction of a J-Class model, please click here.

Our hulls are designed to allow you to add ballast where necessary and the depths of the keels are tweaked for better handling. This J-Class sailboat hull is deepened by approximately two inches below the scale depth. This is in concordance with the rules of the official J-Class R/C website which can be found here

Currently, we have plenty of information about the construction of this model. We also have many pictures of models as well as pictures of the real boat. This material will be made available to you if you decide to build this wonderful model.

Thanks for looking!

The Modeller’s Workshop
Montreal, Canada

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