J-Class 1930 Shamrock V 1/16 scale laser-cut frame set, total length 90″ – Kit number MW129!

Shamrock was designed by Charles Ernest Nicholson for Sir Thomas Lipton’s 1930 challenge to take America’s Cup. She lost in four straight races to the ruthless skipper, Harold Vanderbilt, and his boat, Enterprise.

Some more specifications:

  • Year Built: 1930
  • Builder: Camper and Nicholspn
  • Designer: Charles Ernest Nicholson
  • original owner: Sir Thomas Lipton
  • Yacht Club: Royal Ulster Yacht Club
  • LOA: 119 feet 8 inches
  • LWL: 81 feet three inches
  • Beam: 19 feet 9 inches
  • Draught: 14 feet nine inches
  • Displacement: 134 tons
  • Sail Area: 7,540 square feet

Shamrock is the only J-boat that saw continuous use throughout its career.

Our kit number MW129 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

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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