Yacht America

Yacht America - Daniel Siemens scratch-built this ship in a bottle

Yacht America – Daniel Siemens scratch-built this ship in a bottle

Modeler’s Name: Daniel Siemens
Type of Model: scratch build ship in bottle
Build Time: 20 hrs.

Build Materials:
Basswood, toothpicks and cloth

Ship’s Story:
The first winner of the “One Hundred Guinea Cup” later known as the America’s Cup named after the ship. The America sailed by Richard Brown won the cup by 18 minutes. After seeing America sail by, Queen Victoria asked who was second. She was answered, “There is no second, your Majesty.”

Modeler’s Bio:
I do accounting as my day job but love bottling ships when I can find time. I started two years ago after watching the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie

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