yacht Britannia was built for the Queen Victoria's
son Edward, Prince of Wales, successor to the
throne. Britannia was one of the most famous racing yachts in
the history. During her 2 first seasons, he won 60
regattas out of 91.
In 1895 she won 38 of 50 regattas. It is the record which no
other yacht in history ever able to repeat.
Britannia beat the yacht Meteor of the Chancellor of Germany
and won the Challenger Cup.
In 1921, the new owner, George
racing, and for the first few seasons replicated the
stunning earlier successes. However, as the years progressed
Britannia became increasingly unable to hold its own
against the more modern rigged J-class yachts.
After George V’s death in 1936,
Britannia was towed
out into the English Channel and sunk in deep water off
the Isle of Wight, in accordance with his dying wishes.
- Copper-plated bottom
- Wooden and metal parts
44" long x 53" tall x 6" wide
S & H is $220