The Zipper, designed by John Hacker, was built 1934 as a 125 racing hydroplane class. This model comes FULLY ASSEMBLED and ready for display. Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. This is a fantastic model built from western red cedar and mahogany. The hull is varnished with multiple layers to give it a glossy look. It comes with luxurious hand stitched leather seats, and gold plated fittings. Detailed gauges make this model authentic. This model rests on a solid wood base. It'll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.