Model Wooden Yachts  for sailing themed decor

Dorset Gifts
One of the leading nautical gift retailers in the UK

Rustic Cream Yacht with Red Base - DGZY120

Proving to be popular not only as home decor but also wedding table decor as these are nicely sized at 15 cms height - 6 inches - and we like them as the sail has a faded print and the red base adds a little something different.

15 cms high

£4.99 each
£8 for two

Amount:

 

Poole Racing Yacht - DG14033

Our Poole Racing Yachts are very competitively priced and make interesting racy decor. These are 24 cms long and 33 cms high. They are available in a sleek black and white.

It has an open cockpit and you would not want to catch too big a wave in one of these racing boats. Mind you, the old open racing yachts used to leave the waves behind so little chance of getting soaked.

33cms high x 24cms long

AVAILABLE AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF
£12.95 each


 

Alarm Yacht - DG14026

Another of our boats with local connections and yes, it does look a little on the old side. The "Alarm" was built down the road in Lymington and was a 193 tonnes cutter designed by Thomas Inman for Joseph Weld, owner of Lulworth Castle and other swathes of Dorset. She was built in 1830 and competed in the Americas Cup.  One for the collection.

£49 each

 

 

Red and Cream Model Yacht DGZY21

Red and Cream Model Yacht

A stylish model wooden yacht with a fixed base and minimal assembly work! Approximatey 42 cms in height and 35 cms long, these have an unique distressed red hull with a whitewashed simple deck and then bright old style sails with a "Nautical Living" stamp on the sail in blue. A little different!

35 cms long x 42 cms high x 5 cms wide.

£19.50 each

 

 

Lulworth Model Yacht - DG14062 and DG14063

Lulworth Model Display Yacht

Lulworth Model Yacht
Lulworth Model Yacht
Lulworth Model Yacht
Lulworth Model Yacht
Lulworth Model Yacht
Lulworth Model Yacht

A racing cutter with a Dorset connection! This gaff rigged cutter was built in Southampton in 1920 and if you're looking to buy a boat as a present with West Country connections for somebody, this should probably be the one. The boat's name does of course come from the family at Lulworth Castle of current Camp Bestival fame but at one time, the second owners of this beautiful boat. We have connections with Lulworth Castle too, because it's where we walk our dog! The cliff top walk from the village car park to Durdle Door is recommended, but back to the boat... Due to wood shortages after the First World War, the original lower mast had to be made of steel instead of spruce wood. In 1924 the rig had to be re-designed with a wooden lower mast and went on to achieve much racing success. She was saved from the scapheap in 1947 and finally re-launched in 2006 (bit like some of the acts at Camp Bestival). She is now the world's largest racing cutter. This beautiful classic model of the Lulworth has lovely cloth sails and an attarctive light coloured wooden hull. A great classic model yacht for window displays.

This model yacht is available in two sizes:

DG14062 - 120cms long x 120cms high - £99 each
DG14063 - 66cms long x 72cms high - £59 each

Lulworth Model Yacht

 

Three Mast Model Yacht - DG14064

Three Mast Model Display Yacht

Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht

The base is 30cms long and 10 cms wide and these boats all come with the hull fixed to the base. Great window display yachts at a fraction of the price sought for them at nautical shops and chandlers. What do we like about these model yachts? The beautiful rigged design of the sails, the detail on the deck and the combination of colours on the hull, a deep burgundy red with lovely deep navy blue. This model is great as a piece of corporate decor and one of our customers has this in his company boardroom.

75 cms long x 65 cms high approx.

£49 each

 

Three Mast Model Yacht

 

Three Mast Model Yacht - DG14066

Three Mast Model Yacht

Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht
Three Mast Model Yacht

These quite traditional three mast yachts boast a rich coloured hull with the bottom of the hull being varnished brown and the top of the hull being black. As with all our yachts and boats, don't be put off by assembling issues. The hull is fixed to the base and the rigging can be easily assembled and has instructions that need be no fewer than a few sentences. We like the traditional sail display and varnished hull. Again, these boats are packed in long boxes which are approximately the maximum length of the boat and the sails and masts are folded above the hull to keep the box smaller and less prone to damage in transit. Great nautical decor for offices.

83cms long x 70cms high

£59 each

 

Three Mast Model Yacht

 

Columbia Model Yacht - DG14057

Columbia Display Yacht

Columbia Display Yacht

Columbia Display Yacht
Columbia Display Yacht
Columbia Display Yacht

The racing cutter, The Columbia was designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff and won the America's Cup against Sir Thomas Lipton's "Shamrock". The hull is a lovely nautical brown at the bottom with white to the top and we particularly like the detail on the deck. A nicely sized display classic model yacht with an interesting history and appearance. A great wooden model boat for window displays or in a doctor's or dentist's waiting room.

60cms long x 60cms high

£45 each

Columbia Display Yacht

 

Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht - DG14032

Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht

Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht
Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht
Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht
Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht
Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht
Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht

Another strong selling classic model yacht which is a great size and has been a winner for us, we think because of the neutral cream/off white colour on the hull and the unusual quirky shape of the sails. We had a corporate client order these model boats recently as table centrepieces for a nautically themed dinner. They stood them on a raised base and used a gold leafed pen on the cream part of the hull to write the name of each guest on the table. Or...you can just put one in the window!!

58 cms to the end of the bowsprit

£39 each

 

Old Fashioned Style Model Yacht

 

J-Class Model Yachts

These superb decorative J-class model display yachts have been painstakingly sourced over many years by our local supplier who we consider the market leaders for these type of model yacht and who, we have also been dealing with for nearly ten years now. They make excellent gifts and central features for the home or workplace. The yachts were originally designed between 1930 and 1937 and only ten were ever built in America and England. They were considered the best sailing yachts in the world and were sent to compete successfully in the Americas Cup. These were clearly one of the world's most beautiful class of yacht and these latter day models will create maritime interest wherever they are moored! A perfect alternative to more traditional historical boats these are increasing in popularity year on year. A great yacht gift for the sailing enthusiast or nautical decor for an office.

 

J-Class Model Yacht - 14040 Maroon/Blue

J-Class Model Yacht

J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht

Another elegant racing yacht for displaying in a nautically themed room. These J-class model yachts come with the rich maroon red and blue hull, with thin white lines and a simply detailed hull in line with our racing yachts. It's worth mentioning that we do also sell traditional boats online. All our boats come boxed and can be simply assembled. Bases are fixed to hulls. Please add a note in our "Additional Instructions" box on checkout if you are sending this as a gift and we will of course ensure that no invoices etc are left in the packaging. For larger quantities and discounts please email info@dorsetgifts.com

42cms long x 60 cms high

£27.50 each


J-Class Model Yacht

 

J-Class Enterprise - DG14046E

J-Class Enterprise Model Yacht

J-Class Enterprise Model Yacht
J-Class Enterprise Model Yacht
J-Class Enterprise Model Yacht
J-Class Enterprise Model Yacht
J-Class Enterprise Model Yacht

Enterprise was one of the American J Class yachts and built in 1930. Her towering majestic rigs would have left race watchers spellbound in that golden era of big race sailing. On our models we like the bright white sails and blue and white hull. You will also note a pencil thin red line on the white painted part of the hull. A classic racing yacht.

51 cms long x 67 cms high

£49 each

 

J-Class Enterprise Model Yacht

 

J-Class Vigilant - DG 14047

J-Class Vigilant Display Model Yacht

We think these warrant a brighter spot in the home as the sails are a crisp bright white with a dashing red and white hull - a modern looking racing boat. She's big too with a lot of height so do carefully measure the space the Vigilant will occupy. Our boats do of course all come complete with a fixed stand unless otherwise mentioned and all you need to do is insert the mast in to the hull and arrange the rigging. This is a great piece for using as nautical pub or restuarant decor.

80 cms length x 85 cms height

£49 each
£90
for 2

For larger quantities and further discounts please email info@dorsetgifts.com

 

J-Class Vigilant Display Model Yacht

J-Class Vigilant Display Model Yacht
J-Class Vigilant Display Model Yacht
J-Class Vigilant Display Model Yacht
J-Class Vigilant Display Model Yacht
J-Class Vigilant Display Model Yacht

 

 

J-Class Yacht - DG14044BR Blue/Red Hull

J-Class Model Yacht

J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht

These ever popular yachts are 38 cms long and 55 cms in height with the rich blue and red hull. These also come with the green hull below and take just a few minutes to assemble. If it does take longer we may not get feedback from you as powering up your computer will probably be beyond you. Packed nice and simply too in a long fairly flat box - great nautical home decor and one of out Top 20 internet lines.

38 cms long x 55 cms high

£23.50 each

 

J-Class Model Yacht

 

J-Class Yacht - DG14044GW Green/White Hull

J-Class Model Yacht

J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht
J-Class Model Yacht

Our yachts in this size come with the blue/red hull above or the green/white hull shown here.

38 cms long x 55 cms high

£23.50 each

 

J-Class Model Yacht

 

J-class Medium Yacht - DG14054

We aim to sell all our J Class yachts at the most competitive price and these are a full 66 cms long and impressively 87 cms in height. We do get asked how we do it. We get customers enquiring if our yachts are as good as similar ones online elsewhere for double the price. We only purchase from one manufacturer who have been in business for more than half a century and that's where our secret lies!

We have a full range of yachts there's sure to be one to suit your home, if not please contact us at info@dorsetgifts.com because there's usually something else up our sleeve. These boats are all simple to set up. The masts are flat packed and the packaging is the size of the hull.  

66 x 87 cms

£59.00 each

 

 

J-class Varnish Finish Yacht - DG14053

These yachts with their varnished white and naturally coloured wooden hulls tick along nicely for the more traditional home. In fact I saw a very similar lifesize one of these in the marina on Poole Quay last week! More than £69 worth we would imagine. Again, a sizeable model at 68 cms in length and 90 cms in height.

68 x 90 cms

£69.00 each

 

 

J-Class Rainbow with red and blue hull - DG14046R

J-Class Rainbow Model Yacht

J-Class Rainbow Model Yacht
J-Class Rainbow Model Yacht
J-Class Rainbow Model Yacht
J-Class Rainbow Model Yacht
J-Class Rainbow Model Yacht

Designed by William Burgess and launched in 1934, the Rainbow was built to defend the America's Cup against The Endeavour, but unfortunately it didn't happen. She was owned by millionaire railroad tycoon Harold Vanderbilt and sadly sold for scrap in 1940. This is our second best selling yacht and customers seem to like the red lower and blue upper hull. It's sleek and we like the simple tall sails. We also like the Paul McCartney song "Mrs Vanderbilt" and will now research her relationship with Harold, who was called Mike by his friends and family.

52 cms Length x 68 cms High

£49 each

 

J-Class Rainbow Model Yacht

 

Britannia Class Yacht Models

Our sleek racing-like Britannia decorative yachts come in two sizes - 60 and 90 centimetres and also come at a fraction of the price we have seen them being sold for in several nautical and West End stores. We are occasionally asked by customers if we can apply the multibuy discount to a Britannia and a J-Class yacht. Just select the '2 Items' choice from the drop down menu and add a message in the Special Request box on the next page that you require one of each style of yacht. These display yachts come to us from the same local supplier who provides us with J-Class yachts and we are therefore confident that they are the best quality and price you will find on the market. Like the J-Class, they come complete with fixed base for display purposes.

 

Britannia Class Yacht - DG14048

 

Britannia Class Model Yacht

HMY Britannia - modelled on one of the Royal racing boats and this one was built for the Prince of Wales in 1893 to challenge the very best from the USA in the Americas Cup. The original was 121 feet long and 164 feet high, and for our model we have moved on to centimetres - 79 cms long and 88 cms high. Royal colours, we read somewhere that King George V wanted the original buried with him but correct us if we're wrong. We think they sunk it for him somewhere, maybe in the lake behind Buck House. There is a replica out there somewhere on the seas today.

79cms x 88cms

£59 each

For larger quantities and further discounts please email info@dorsetgifts.com

 

 

Britannia Class Yacht - DG14042

Britannia Class Model Yacht

Here we have a 42cms long version of the Britannia which we also sell in the larger size, so it follows the same specifics but on a smaller scale! Ideal for those not wanting quite as Royal a presence in their living room. Very interesting and detailed rigging design at a competitive price. We sell a lot of our selected boats and aim to be the most competitive in relation to pricing on the internet - please let us know if anyone is beating our prices, we will refund the difference as a matter of course!

42cms length

£25 each
2 for £45


For larger quantities and further discounts please email info@dorsetgifts.com

 

Britannia Class Model Yacht

Britannia Class Model Yacht

 

 

Our Favourite Window Display Yachts

We have used this as a group description for our 6 favourite yachts pictured and priced below. "Window Display Yachts" is quite a general description but these are to be found in cottages and houses as window display items along country lanes backing on to the Dorset coast. Perhaps we have sold some of them to the owners - we'll have to check the descriptions against internet orders! We stock about 20 different types of window display boats in this range but these are our most popular half a dozen and we offer bulk discounts for corporate or larger orders so when ordering more than 6 please email us at info@dorsetgifts.com for a "best price" beforehand. These boats are of the same quality and design as those you may have seen in city stores, but probably half the price. Our own favourite is the 3 mast traditional yacht which is a great model yacht for offices!

 

Open Yacht - DG 14034

Open Model Yacht

Beautiful wooden open racing yacht for nautical display. All our boats are made of wood with cloth sails and the stands are secured to the hull of the boat in most cases. They come sensibly and conveniently packed in a long cardboard box which will encompass the shape of the hull and the mast and sails are packed flat on top of the hull in the box. Fixing instructions are simple, shipmates, there is one sheet of paper which will show you were to loop the sails etc. The ship's monkey could assemble these, and then all you need to choose is where to moor your new purchase.

42cms x 59cms

£27.50 each

 

 

Varnished Yacht with Bowsprit - DG14041

Varnished Model Yacht with Bowsprit

A varnished yacht, so nice and traditional and the 80 cms includes the bowsprit which is the pole extending to the front of the boat. These can be of considerable length on tall ships and gives this boat a unique look. One of our favourite looking yachts!

80cm long x 90 cms high

£55 each

 

Traditional Yacht - DG14027

Traditional Model Yacht

Our traditional yacht measures  84 cms in length and approximately 88 cms in height. They have interesting hull and cabin and look more "homely" perhaps than the J-Class and other racing yachts but this one is all about tradition rather than speed, and one to take pride of place in the home.

84cms long x 88cms high

£59 each


 

Racing Yacht - DG7742



42 x 8 x 62 cm

 

£39 each

 

Hooker - DG14037

Hooker Model Boat

60 cms long

£44.95 each

 

 

Sailing Boat with Oars - DG14039

Model Sailing Boat with Oars

28 cms long

£15.00 each
£27 for 2

 

 

 

Canadian Bluenose - DG14058

Model Bluenose Yacht

One for the die-hard salty seadogs of Canada where this boat originates from.  This was a fishing and a racing boat built in 1921 and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. Bluenose was in fact a nickname for hardy Nova Scotians in the 18th Century. We think their blue noses would have had more to do with the weather than the whisky!

40 cms long x 35 cms high

£29.95 each

 

 

Canadian Bluenose - DG14059

Model Bluenose Yacht

This is a larger version of the Canadian Bluenose and measures  80 cms in length and approximately 49 cms in height. Not only a racing ship but also a fishing vessel. Charming nautical feature for your home.

80 cms long

£49.00 each

 

 

Sloop with Brown Sails - DG14020

These boats are 59 cms long and 65 cms high. The name sloop refers to a sailboat with a single mast and famous boats of this type have been the Bermuda sloop and the Jamaican sloop. The base is fixed to the boat  and these add something quite different to our popular collection of yachts and boats.   

59 x 65 cms

£49 each

 

 

Open Boat with Oars - DG14023

 

59 x 67 cms

£39.00 each

 

 

Traditional Yacht - DG14024

A slightly smaller but detailed feature yacht of traditional design and at a good price! Nicely worked hull and interesting sail configuration. We have larger traditional yachts too but this has always sold well and can fit snugly in to a smaller space!

40 x 40 cms

£19.95 each