Model of the Imperial yacht "Queen Victoria"
Currently, the famous Russian master is finishing the construction of the model of the Imperial yacht "Queen Victoria". The scale of the model is 1:32 (the longest is 1.6 meters). Underwater part of the body is sheathed with stamped brass sheets, metal parts are made by the method of exact brass casting. Used wood of a pink alpine pear. Technologies of artificial aging of wood and metal in the style of "vintage" are applied.
A Brief History of the Imperial Yacht "Queen Victoria"
The yacht was built in England at the shipyard of the Isle of Wight near Southampton. Its name was given in honor of the Queen Victoria of England. In the autumn of 1846 the English crew brought a yacht to St. Petersburg where the yacht "Queen Victoria" was presented in a solemn atmosphere to the Russian Tsar Alexander II. The yacht was part of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Empire and was attributed to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. the yacht "Queen Victoria" regularly served the Russian monarchs as a floating residence for 17 years.