Atlantic Sailboat Model


Radio-controlled full-sailing model of the yacht Atlantic which set the record for an Atlantic crossing in 1903, winning the Kaiser’s Cup. Its record has never been broken. The model has radio control of all seven sails. Atlantic is built using plank-on-frame construction with mahogany plywood keel and bulkheads and balsa planking. The hull is covered inside and out with fiberglass cloth set in epoxy. She carries 80 pounds of lead shot ballast epoxied in place. The radio control is a Kraft KPS-15. Sail control for all seven sails is through a Vortex SC-3 sail control, sail control hardware is also Vortex. Auxiliary power is supplied by a 12v motor originally designed as an aircraft flap control. There are two 12v bilge pumps.

Object Type

Model, Ship

Object ID: 1997.004.0011




United States


Fiberglass over Balsa Planking on Plywood Frame


120" long x 16" wide x 100" high




Estate of Dwight Brooks

Funding support for the virtual exhibit was provided by the City of Santa Barbara's Organizational Development Grant Program.