Discover the Cutty Sark , model made of wood of this legendary ship of the class clipper of the nineteenth century. Built for the tea race and one of the fastest ships of its time, it is preserved today as a museum ship in the town of Greenwich, in the United Kingdom.
Built and launched in Dumbarton (Scotland) in 1869, the Cutty Sark was dedicated in its early years to the tea race, trying to link China and London in the shortest time possible for eight 'tea seasons'.
The same year it was launched, the Suez Canal was opened, making the route much shorter and giving steam ships an advantage. It was possible to cross the Suez Canal for a sailboat , but it was difficult and expensive, and conditions for sailing in the Red Sea were far from ideal.
Later it would be dedicated to the wool trade from Australia, being the fastest ship on these routes for a decade. Later it would be used for the transport of goods between Porto, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, Lisbon and the Portuguese colonies. Finally, in 1954 it would be transferred to dry dock and turned into a museum ship.
Build your 1:84 scale model of the Cutty Sark , legendary clipper . The model of this beautiful sailboat has a construction system using false keel and frames, so the assembly of the scale replica is close to the construction of the real clipper.
The kit modelling of the Cutty Sark contains pieces of board cut by high precision laser, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and tissue. For the assembly you can follow our complete step-by-step guide in 7 languages ??and in full colour, accompanied by the plans of the finished boat, in DVD format. The kit does not contain printed instructions.