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Sailors know the peaceful feeling of ocean sailing under a clear sky, a steady breeze filling the close-hauled white sails, as you skim the waves through a series of skillful tacks. It's that feeling of being one with nature and the elements, expertly beating to windward, feeling the boat pick up speed with the right sail trim. Invite a few friends along, maybe break out some wine and cheese in the evening—that's the dream, and you can live it with Serenity's Dream, the clever new mechanical yacht from Ugears.
Serenity's Dream joins the Ocean Beauty Yacht and the Trimaran Merihobus in Ugears' fleet of DIY model sailing vessels, however, unlike those static models, Serenity's Dream is a spring-powered wind-up craft able to execute a series of tacking maneuvers for up to 4m across a flat surface. To operate, set the Start/Stop switch, located on the roof of the cabin, to the "Stop" position. Remove the winding key from the foredeck, insert it into the ratchet mechanism located on the starboard hull and give several twists. Replace the winding key in the deck, place the boat on a flat surface, flip the Start/Stop switch to the "Start" position, and watch as your yacht sails off, executing a set of graceful, zig-zagging tacking maneuvers.
You'll love the realistic details throughout this DIY wooden sailboat model, including two rigged paper sails—a mainsail and a jib headsail—with roller furling so you can furl and unfurl the sails with a simple twist. Check out the sleek cabin, stanchions and rope railing lining the deck, two helms for steering from the high side, retractable anchor, laser engraved planks on the foredeck, and reverse raked transom with engraved Ugears logo.
The Serenity's Dream 3D puzzle wooden sailboat model has 365 parts and is rated "Medium" difficulty, so it's a good build for modelers with a bit of experience. As with other Ugears mechanical marvels, you won't need glue or special tools to build this beauty, just punch the laser pre-cut pieces out of the art-quality composite wood boards, and snap them together. Illustrated instructions in 11 languages (English, German, Ukrainian, French, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean) guide your assembly, and each kit contains a piece of sandpaper and wax to smooth and lubricate the moving parts.
Serenity's Dream tacking sailboat is a great gift for anyone who loves sailing, model building, or clever mechanics. Bring calm to your inner seas as you build this maritime model, then enjoy that peaceful feeling again as you imagine a beautiful day on the water, sailing your scaled model yacht into the sunset.
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Ugears models are made from sustainably sourced, laser cut plywood sheets. Everything you need is inside the box, so you can get building right away.
No batteries, no electricity, just Ugears. All mechanical models are powered by the ingenious mechanisms built by you. Just wind up your model and watch it come to life.
Pieces have been designed so they will either click or slide into place. No glue or any other kind of adhesive is needed to build your model.
Models take inspiration from real life inventors and engineers, such as Da Vinci and Galileo. Learn the history behind the model as you build.