"The cure of anything is saltwater:
sweat, tears, or the sea."-ISAK
Welcome to the world where your dreams of
owning a beautiful, accurate ship model of the great
vessels can be finally realized. Our
mission is a simple: Do whatever it takes
to create living memories of wonderful model ships,
and yachts. When exploring our Web site,
you’ll see true nautical art pieces, not something
mass-produced nor being carved out of a solid piece of wood in
Asian sweatshops. You'll also see that only artisans
who love to build model ships more than making money
could possibly bring these extraordinary masterpieces into
existence. Below are some of our recent projects:
America racing sailboat, for the Museum of
Science and Industry, in Chicago:
Royal Albatross, for
Tall Ship Adventures in Singapore for their executives:
drillship, for engineer firm JELEC to test
their ship design in tank:
The below ship model of an
awarding-winning vessel was the first one in
a series we built for the naval architect firm for their annual trade show.
all-metal model of the general cargo ship
was made for the builder of the ship for
its launching ceremony:
This LNG ship model
Arctic Princess was made for a Shell's executive:
models were commissioned by the Italian yacht builder
Benetti in 2015.
yacht model was commissioned by the yacht's
super yacht model
below was commissioned by the yacht's captain:
mega yacht model and three more of our yacht
models were purchased by the one of the top yacht
brokers to display in his
Arleigh Burke class destroyer is on display at the
US surface naval base in San Diego:
This USS North Dakota submarine model was made for EnerSys
who make batteries for Virginia-class submarines:
This beautiful model of the
classic motor boat Aphrodite now belongs to an
executive of a prominent mutual fund:
Six of our artisans worked over time to
complete these massive classic motor boat models for the
opening of the BoatHouse in Walt Disney Resort in Spring
Viking ship model,
together with our three other ship models, are procured and
displayed by the word famous nautical museum in San
Diego in California:
The following tall ship model
HMS Endevour has been on permanent exhibition at the
tall ship museum Kalmar Nyckel Foundation since 2015:
pirate ship model was commissioned by the CEO of Fry's
after receiving delivery of our two other pirate ships:
The massive pirate ship model below, together with our
large HMS Victory model, large USS Constitution model,
and large RMS Titanic model, have been displayed stately
since 2014 in a
well-known steak restaurant in Quebec, Canada:
PT-109 torpedo boat model was chosen by the McAthur's shine in the
Philippines for permanent display:
battleship model is on permanent display next to the ship's
bell at the
Naval Operational Support Center Portland OR:
steamboat model is owned by the ship's Master,
Mate, and Pilot--Mr. Davisson:
These 1:87 scale fishing boats were made for an
architect who builds scenic models for museums:
yacht model below was
one of our models hand picked by CEO Jamie Dimon as a
special presents to JP Morgan's star executives:
"The waters increased and lifted up
the ark, and it rose high above the earth"-GENESIS
USS Hartford civil war ship model
"I am sure the
Hartford was an incentive to shake of the hospital "
blues " and it has already given me great pleasure
and it will become a family heirloom for the family
in years to come! it is a great piece of the model
shipwright art! she is absolutely beautiful ! I have
enjoyed our exchange of e-mails through the build,
and feel you are now a friend ! I wish you all the
best for the future , good luck and again many
thanks, Kindest Regards, Frank"
SS NORMANDIE ocean liner ship model
"My Normandie ship model arrived today and it
is stunning! Exquisite detail. Truly beautiful.
The shipping channels to and from New York begin
about 50 miles offshore and to the south of where
our house stands here on Nantucket Island... This
great ship passed near here dozens of times before
World War II brought her career to an end. It is
wonderful to have this beautiful model in our home
to celebrate that history. Thank you for your
excellent work, and as I previously indicated, we
will be back to you in the future as we continue to
decorate our home. Bill K."
SANTA MARIA model ship
"I would have gotten back
to you sooner but I've been on vacation.
Nonetheless, I must tell you how pleased I am with
the "Santa Maria" model. The pictures you sent, as
impressive as they were, do not adequately convey
the beauty and elegance of the model itself. I
congratulate you and your staff for a job superbly
done. If I decide to obtain another model ship (a very
real possibility) I will most certainly be getting
back to you. Best regards, Paul"
TITANIC ocean liner model ship
Ettinger wanted me to write and tell you that
yesterday at the Titanic press conference, your
custom made Titanic model was seen by news
crews from all over the world and will be seen by
100s of millions of viewers world-wide.
Also, someone at the press conference
pointed out to Arlan that there are several tiny
flags missing from the model, and he asks that you
send them to him please. Many thanks,
108 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021"
whaler tall ship model
"I just unpacked my
Wanderer and it is beyond my highest hopes. You did
a masterful job in recreating this historic whaler!
It is the centerpiece of my "man cave" and I'm sure
will become a family heirloom. Almost equally
amazing was the craftsmanship of the shipping crate.
I have to admit, I was a bit worried about how such
a large, detailed and delicate model would survive
the transport but your custom fitted crate supported
and protected it perfectly."
FAIR AMERICAN brig model ship
"We received the "Fair American”
ship model on Monday. Wow! It
looks fantastic! Thanks so much for your staff’s
skill and professionalism. It is truly “museum
quality” work! Tony Youmans,
Director, The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon."
NAUTILUS submarine ship model
Nautilus couple of days ago and unpacked it in the
parking lot. The sub looks great! Well worth every
dollar and the xtra cost regarding the handmade
details that shows well. This ship model makes an excellent
addition to my Nautilus collection. Packaging
was excellent. Thanks
again, Alan Terry."
Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge pirate model ship
here at Capstone Press would like to thank you for
the use of your pirate ship model. A copy of
Pirate Ship: Sailing the High Seas will be sent to
you when the books arrive in our warehouse...Capstone Press."
GREEK TRIREME model ship
"I have had a lot of
compliments on the trireme. Please thank all those
involved in its construction and assembly. Not
an easy ship model to make. And the execution
is perfect. Again,
thanks! Judge Peter Caras, Peoria, Illinois."
VIKING boat model
wanted to let you know how much I like the Viking
Ship Model I bought from you. It
is an absolute work of art! I have
seen the very best ship models that exist: the
Smithsonian, Mystic Sea Port, San Diego, Los Angels
and San Francisco Maritime Museums – and this one
ranks right in there with them. Thank you! - Jim
PACIFIC PRINCESS cruise
"I have received the Pacific Princess model
that you built for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying
it. I commend all of you on the diligent way that
you faithfully recreated this ship from scratch.
Thank you for the many hours, days and weeks that
you spent working on this model on my behalf. Your
fine effort is very much appreciated!... I never had
the chance to take a cruise on the Pacific Princess,
but now I have my own "Pacific Princess" to admire
for a lifetime. Again, allow me to say "thank you!"
Best regards and God bless,
Jeffery Seay Editor in Chief, "Florida State
Times" and "STATE Faculty-Staff Bulletin" The
Florida State University."
SAN CARLOS tall
"We are extremely pleased
with the ship models; they are absolutely gorgeous
and beautiful. You have some very talented
artisans working with you. I am going to send
some information about the WWII Japanese Destroyer
IJN NENOHI. This will go into an exhibit with
the submarine the USS Triton sub your team is
building now. Wings Over Alaska Museum."
"Dear Frank: "Guatemala"
finally arrived at home port. Very nice, good
attention to detail. Satisfied with the
model. I will send you a photo of the
final port of this ship when I get the display
finished and installed in
the museum. Viktor."
CANOPIC ocean liner model ship
Ship Masters, I received by commissioned ship model of
the White Star Liner - SS Canopic this morning.
I am very please and impressed with the accuracy,
attention to detail, superior packing, etc.
Please give my compliments to the builder or
builders of this fine model - the only known model
the SS Canopic in the world. I will not
hesitate to have Model Ship Masters build my next
custom model! Sincerely, Jason J. Diogo, M.D."
SS MANHATTAN commercial tanker ship model
"My name is Peter
K. I work with McQuilling Partners, Inc., N.Y..
McQuilling is a tanker chartering brokerage
company founded in 1972. We maintain strong ties
with the U.S. and international maritime
industries and McQuilling employs some 35 Kings
Point, Fort Schuyler and other MM school
recently contacted my good friends at American
Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and requested their
assistance in providing me with
“Manhattan”GA/Capacity/MSS plans. At that time
they were kind enough to recommend that I
contact your fine firm who they believed would
likely have all that is required to build the
model to hand..."
"...Thank you so very much. You will be
hearing from my son Jason K. in the near future
and I myself would like to do one more, finances
permitting. The model makes me happy each
time I pass it – usually 5-6 times daily. Very
best regards, Peter"
"My darling (and I do mean that
seriously ) wife loves the ship models once she sees them,
but she is much more practical than I am, at least in
the short term, so she doesn't buy for the future...if
there is no space for something now, she says "why buy
I, however, am much more future oriented, and very
aware of the fact that items of high quality but limited
appeal to the general public may not be available in the
future....books that aren't on the best seller list,
classical music recordings, etc. There is always a niche
market for high quality items, but it frequently becomes
very expensive. Unfortunately, we live in a culture
where it is nearly impossible to go broke making
mediocre movies or producing annoying and cloned rap
music, but quality, if not priced "competitively",
frequently becomes extinct, in the mass market
sense...try finding a a good quality toaster or other
small appliance at any price.
I fully plan on unveiling all of the acquisitions
when we have more space, I hope, in a few years,
assuming I don't prematurely expire ( I am 63, but in
much better shape than most my age... I should know, I'm
a physician ). However, no one's future is assured.
Interestingly enough, my wife inquired today as to
whether a friend of hers could bring her grandchildren
over to see my ship models, as they seem to have a
fascination for sailing ships (probably watched Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean too many times), so I
would say that's a positive sign.
Anyway, as usual, I have probably communicated
more than you wish to hear. Keep the colors flying and thanks to all your
artisans for their greatly appreciated efforts.
Fine ship models and