Vosper triple-screw yacht (Victory Industries)
Vosper triple-screw yacht (Victory Industries)(i)
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Toy and Model Boats (display)
A battery-powered model of Vosper's triple-screw express turbine yacht, with the original box and packaging, including a cutaway diagram of the original yacht.
The model was made by Victory Industries Ltd, circa ~1961.
1970: Tri-ang, Scalex Boats
After Victory shut down in 1969, Wrenn bought the stocks and tooling for the two popular "Vosper" boats in the range and continued production, with Rovex Tri-ang as distributor.
The boat appears in the 1970 Rovex Tri-ang trade catalogue in the "Scalex Boats" section, listed as "Brand New for 1970", as W40: Luxury Motor Yacht, with the "W" presumably signifying that it was sourced from Wrenn.
1971 catalogue description:
W40 VOSPER TRIPLE SCREW YACHT
(Length 19 1/2 ins. -50cm). A scale model of the famous "Onassis" Turbine Yacht by Vosper, with high impact polystyrene hull, triple screws, three rudders, tubes and shafts all in brass. Clear plastic windscreen, realistic deck fittings, vacuum plated hand rails. A powerful and interesting model.
6-volt battery operated. 4 × 1.5 V. Ever-ready U11 or equivalent (not included).
— , -, , Tri-ang Wrenn catalogue, , 1971
After Tri-ang then went bust, the boat appeared in the January 1974 Wrenn pricelist as a new item for June 1974, as the "Onassis Yacht (Vosper Triple Screw)".