This model boat should / could be in a museum the quality of the build / construction is second to none, a real work of art! It's been loved and cherished for many years, the patina present is impossible to replicate, just proves its provenance. Built out of wood, it is double skinned, plank on frame construction, the planks run cross ways across the hull but are the opposite direction inside the hull (double skinned) this is a work of art in itself. Look inside you see literally hundreds and mean hundreds of Brass rivets holding everything together. The hundreds of hours this must of taken is mind blowing.
The quality of the material used and the patience and skill of the builder are second to none. This was either a piece by a shipwright to prove his skills or some long term project by a skilled model maker, the skills involved are beyond most model builders even today. All the paintwork is original, not been touched up or messed with! It has aged to perfection. The lines of the vessel are simply stunning!
In the style of a 1930s gentleman's motor launch, all the fittings are metal or cast, there is no damage. The handrail is brass but as you can see has tarnished as only time can tarnish, no breaks or bends, all as it should be. Testament to its quality that it has survived yet survived in such amazing condition. It has obviously been loved and loved well.
40" long x 12" wide = impressive scale! If you could find one at all.....
The lines of the boat are perfect, the patina perfect, the build perfect. The workmanship needs preserving, relishing and enjoying. The rudder mechanism, propeller shafts and propellers are all brass.Hopefully someone will see it and fall in love as I did... Just come back from the International Model Boat Show where it was highly coveted. The display stand (original) included along with a custom made elevated device so the boat can be displayed so the interior can be seen clearly. The display stand fits under the original stand so you can use both to show the boat off to its potential. (picture included) The outside is stunning, the inside a work of art! Any sensible query / question answered. Once its gone its gone! Collection only, due to the quality of the item.
Will add more / better pictures ASAP! The item "Vintage 1930's Wooden Gentleman's Launch / Boat Vintage / Classic / Antique" is in sale since Thursday, December 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Radio Control & RC Toys\RC Model Vehicles & Kits\Boats & Watercraft". The seller is "whoeversaiditbeeasy" and is located in Halesowen. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.