Amerigo Vespucci SIZE 2 version painted Black

1,700.00

Dimension: 100 x 28 x 60 cm Grade A / Quality Museum.

The Construction of the Boat.

We place a layer of fiberglass on the hull’s planks and painted with acrylic paint.

The deck made with small planks of Oak wood.

Wooden pieces found on the deck, lifeboats and the masts are made with different types of woods: Acajou wood, Rose wood, Teak wood and Beech wood.

The Sculptures are molded in Zinc metal and painted.

Certain pieces turning in Solid Brass.

The Cotton sails are tinted in the tea.

Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

 

Nom: Amerigo Vespucci SIZE 2 version peint Noir

1,700.00

Dimension: 100 x 28 x 60 cm Grade A / Qualité Musée.

La Construction du Bateau.

Nous plaçons une couche de fibre de verre sur les planches de la coque et peintes avec de la peinture acrylique.

Les ponts sont faits avec des petites lamelles en bois de chêne.

Les pièces en bois qui sont sur le pont, les canots de sauvetage et les mâts sont fabriquées avec différents types de bois: bois d’acajou, bois de rose, bois de teck et bois d’hêtre.

Les sculptures sont moulées en métal zinc et peintes.

Certaines pièces sont faites en laiton massif.

Les voiles en coton sont teintées dans le thé.

Les cordes sont en coton et nylon ciré dans la cire d’abeille pour faire le gréement.

In 1925 the Italian Military Navy ordered two school ships to a design inspired by the style of late eighteenth century large 74 cannon ships. The first named Cristoforo Colombo was launched in 1928 and the second the Amerigo Vespucci in 1931. She is the only three-decker three-masted full-rigged ship to still be in use today.
Her black steel hull decorated with two white stripes and her typical stern galleries make her unique and she reminds us of nineteenth century frigates. Her sail area is impressive with 3,100 m².
She has also been equipped with diesel engines and modern navigation instruments.
Her home port is Livorno (Italy). During summer time, 150 trainees officer of the naval school join her permanent crew of 450 men. She still takes part in Tall Ships races and sailing parades and she still is one of the most impressive ships.

Her name comes from Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512) third child of a well regarded family of Florence (Italy). He was a merchant and sailor and due to the many explorations he undertook along the east coasts of South America his name was given to the new continent.
The other school ship, the Cristoforo Colombo, was given to the Soviet Union in 1949 as part of war reparations and was decommissioned in 1972.

School ship of the Italian Navy, still in use today.
Rig: Three Square Mats
Shipyard: castellammare di Stabia
Home port: La Spezia

 

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.