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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    A 20th century tank test model for the proposed design of the 6-meter yacht Lucie

    LUDDERS MARINE; AMERICAN CA. 1963

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    A 20th century tank test model for the proposed design of the 6-meter yacht Lucie
    Ludders Marine; American ca. 1963
    this model, tested by the Stephens Institute and marked with their ID#141 on the port bow, and Lucie on the starboard bow, is built up in wood with the interior carved hollow, and the exterior of the hull shaped, faired, and finished, with a shaped keel and rudder. The deck with three cross frames, the after most supporting the rudder post.
    11 x 55¼ in. (27.9 x 140.3 cm.) model dimensions.


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    The 1931 built 6-meter Lucie is the last six meter designed by Clinton Crane, and considered his best. Built at Nevins Shipyard on City Island, for the noted sportsman Briggs Cunningham, and named after his first wife and daughter. Lucie was named to three successive British-American Cup teams, her last in 1936. Lucie is the only Crane design to stay in major competition after WWII often beating newer designs. In addition to campaigning Lucie, Briggs Cunningham also won the America's Cup in 1958 on Columbia.