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Catch the wind, feel the salt breeze, take to the seas or go island hopping in the stunning Ocean Beauty Yacht by Ugears. This DIY wooden model sailing vessel is a beautiful static model with two gleaming white paper sails and comes with its own sturdy stand for display on your shelf, mantle, or desk. The model is somewhat different from other Ugears mechanical models in that the Yacht doesn't have gears and isn't propelled by a spring or rubber band motor—it's rather meant as a handsome display piece for your home or office decor.
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This DIY wooden yacht model has a curved mainsail with a swinging boom and a triangular jib, both fixed to a tall mast with a spreader for the starboard and port shrouds. Stanchions and rope railing line the deck. Two life preservers and an anchor add further touches to realism. On the stern is a flagpole for flying your yacht ensign—leave the white paper flag clean, color it, or affix a sticker or printout of whichever national flag or yacht club flag you choose.
This 3D puzzle wooden yacht model features a large cockpit with twin wheels that spin (it's Ugears, so we have to have some moving parts!) and an open transom for draining seawater when you get pooped by the stern wave or a following sea or take a big wave on the nose that washes over the deck. The open transom is also good for swimming off the back, or getting in and out of the model dinghy, towed behind the yacht on a string (included). The dinghy features miniature oar locks and oars and can seat a figurine of your choosing (not included). There's also a surfboard that can be towed for fun or, in case of a great break near the shore.
The decorative Ocean Beauty Yacht comes with a sturdy display stand, which the vessel slides in and out of. To mount the yacht for secure display, slide the boat forward so that the keel locks into the slot on the stand. Slide back to easily remove the model when you want to admire it up close!
The Ocean Beauty Yacht is sister to the Trimaran Merihobus as a Ugears DIY model sailing vessel and joins the Ugears Research Vessel and Tugboat in our growing fleet of wooden model ships and boats. The Yacht only has 95 parts and is rated "Easy" to assemble, making it a great starter kit for newcomers. No glue or special tools are required for construction. The model kit includes detailed, illustrated instructions in 11 languages (English, German, Ukrainian, French, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean) to guide your assembly. If you break a part during construction, email us–we'll be glad to send you replacement parts free of charge.
The Ocean Beauty Yacht is a wonderful gift for any sailing enthusiast or model hobbyist among your friends and family. Or why not give the gift of a new hobby, as even beginners can build this simple 3D puzzle? They say a boat is a hole in the ocean into which you pour money, but this lovely yacht model lets you live the sailor's dream for a song!
Model size: 12.2 x 7.5 x 4.5 in Package size: 9.8 x 3.6 x 0.6 in Number of parts: 95 Level: Easy Assembly Time: 1 hour Recommended Age: 14+ Kit weight: 0.34 lbs