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The Britannia Whistler Vee is a 20-inch free sailing pond yacht that is based on an iconic mid-1970s Vic Smeed design that first appeared on Bob Symes "Model World". Whistler Vee is a sleek and fast model yacht that owes its heritage to the older classic racing yachts but with some modern looks.


We have made additional improvements to the Whistler Vee that include a deeper and slightly longer hollow hull a reshaped carved keel and skeg along with the addition of a stepped aluminium mast and both jib and mainsail booms. To keep faithful to the original Whistler it is steered using the original Vic Smeed designed vane gear. A beautiful looking pond yacht with polished brass fittings and finished with polished gloss paint and varnish.

The Britannia Whistler Vee pond yacht is hand-carved and hollowed out from a vertical bread and buttered construction with a separately fitted ply deck finished in a combination of varnish and paint available in a variety of different colours.  Hand sewn Dacron sails have been fitted to provide the perfect aerofoil shape allowing outstanding sailing performance. The Whistler Vee is the perfect pond yacht for the more serious pond yachtsman that likes to sail fast. The Whistler Vee can be sailed virtually anywhere but because her sailing performance matches that of larger yachts, It is advisable that the Britannia Whistler Vee is sailed using a suitable tether if she is sailed anywhere other than a yacht pond. A beautiful wooden display stand is provided so that you may display the Whistler Vee when she is not in use. 

We are able to provide your Britannia Whistler Vee pond yacht with traditional Cambric Cotton sails upon request.

Dimensions: Length 508mm, Width 100mm, Overall Height 900mm

Price: £385.00

The Britannia Whistler Vee is made to order and to your specification and she is hand made in England

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