Full List Of Amati Model Kits No Longer Made

January 25, 2019

As times changes and the public's interest changes, Amati has changed with them. A number of Amati model kits are no longer in production.

Established in Turin in 1879, Amati was originally known as a specialist in the art of fretwork.

From printed fretwork models, the company quickly moved on to produce something new for the public and decided to create a new line in naval models, which soon became the company’s forte.

 

They blend the principle of old world craftsmanship and modern design techniques. Amati ship model kits are faithful interpretations of the original vessel. All materials are of the finest available and plans and instructions are always excellent and easily followed. Amati has integrated computer design and the latest materials to produce high-quality ship model kits.

 

Today they count on a vast and various ranges of models that cater for all tastes: from the famous and beautiful America’s Cup Yachts to historic galleons, world-famous steamships and submarines.

 

As times changes and the public's interest changes, Amati has changed with them. A number of Amati model kits are no longer in production. That list includes:

 

  • Endeavour - J Class Americas Cup Yacht 1934 (1:80)
  • Rainbow - J Class Americas Cup Yacht 1934
  • Enterprise - J Class Americas Cup Yacht 1930

 

 

Endeavour Yacht

ENDEAVOUR - J Class America's Cup 1934 - 1:80

 

In 1934 the schooner Endeavour staked a claim on America's Cup, winning the first two races. The third regatta was bound to be the most exciting. Unfortunately, fate played an unkind trick to Sir Thomas Sopwith, who failed and thus couldn't win America's Cup. This model kit includes pre-built resin hull.

 

Skill Level : 2

Scale : 1:80

Length: 19" (480mm)

Height: 27-1/2" (700mm)

 

 

Rainbow Yacht

RAINBOW - J Class America's Cup 1934

 

The Rainbow was designed by Starling Burgess, in order to defend the colours of the United States. The pilot was Mr Harlos S.Vanderbilt, who expressly wanted this yacht to challenge the strong contender Endeavour. Model Kit includes resin hull, wooden deck, metal fittings and cloth sails.

 

Skill Level : 2

Scale : 1:80

Length: 19" (480mm)

Height: 27-1/2" (700mm)

 

 

Enterprise Yacht

ENTERPRISE - J Class America's Cup 1930

 

Harold S. Vanderbilt, head of the New York Yacht Club Syndicate, asked Starling Burgess to design his defender. Burgess designed Enterprise, a technologically sophisticated yacht. One of the Burgess innovations was the rig of Enterprise and a very large boom, called Park Avenue, that allowed a curve to be put into the foot of the mainsail. Model Kit includes a preformed resin hull.

 

Skill Level : 2

Scale : 1:80

Length: 18" (460mm)

Height: 25 1/2" (650mm)