You rarely find a pond yacht of such quality as this, after all they did tend to be built to play with. This one is what they call 'scratch built' in the 1970s. The gentleman I bought this from tells me his dad built it for him and it is sea worthy... or pond worthy anyway! He spent many a happy hour on a boating lake on the Wirral with his dad and his yacht. The rigging and sails will need some work, you can take the cabin off and attach a mechanical device if that's your style, or just put it in the lake and watch it sail. It would also make a fantastic talking point sat in the corner of a large room... it would need to be large. This is one BIG yacht.