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Flying Cloud 50 inch Tall Model Ship Limited

Sale price $ 674.99 Regular price $ 1,333.99

Flying Cloud 50 inch Tall Model Ship Limited

Flying Cloud scale model ship. Handcrafted by our master ship craftsman. Made with careful detail, our display ships are historically accurate and fully assembled.

Flying Cloud was a clipper ship that set the world's sailing record for the fastest passage between New York and San Francisco, 89 days 8 hours. The ship held this record for over 100 years, from 1854 to 1989.


Flying Cloud was the most famous of the clippers built by Donald McKay. She was known for her extremely close race with Hornet in 1853; for having a woman navigator, Eleanor Creesy, and for sailing in the Australia and timber trades.

 Proudly made in the U.S.A.

  • Overall Dims: 50" L x 12" W x 28" H

  • Built from scratch over hundreds of hours by master artisans

  • High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple, and rosewood

  • Individual wooden planks used in plank-on-frame hull construction

  • Museum Quality features not available in other model tall ships under $3,000 or any kit

    • Higher quality woods used in construction

    • Greatest attention paid to every detail

  • 500% more rigging than 20” tall ship models, featuring over 200 blocks and deadeyes

  • Largest size replica allows maximum detailing of features including:

    • Additional deck items

    • Highly complex rigging

    • Increased scale accuracy

    • Many other quality enhancements

  • Other Amazing Details including:

    • Planked deck with nail holes

    • Authentic scale lifeboats

    • Brass rails and other deck accessories

    • Finely crafted and highly detailed deckhouses

    • Larger deck allows for more items and finer details

    • Masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle

    • Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color

  • Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual Flying Cloud

  • Wooden display base features four arched dolphins

    • Pictured with marble base (available for purchase)

  • Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings, paintings, and actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy