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Patrol Torpedo Boat (PT Boats) were a variety of torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the United States Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships. The original pre–World War I torpedo boats were designed with "displacement" hulls, displacing up to 300 tons and with  top speeds of  25 to 27 knots. The PT boats used in World War II were built using the planing-type hull, were much smaller (30–75 tons) and faster (35–40 knots).  Several builders were used and iterations were produced:
The Elco Naval Division boats were the largest in size of the three types of PT boats built for the Navy used during World War II. By war's end,326 of  the Elco 80-foot PT boats were built - more than any other type of motor torpedo boat.
Higgins Industries  of New Orleans, Louisiana, produced 199 78-foot PT Boats of the PT-71 or PT-235 or PT-625 classes.
The Huckins Yacht Corporation  built a total of 18 78-foot PT Boats.
The Vosper Boat Company of Great Britain arranged for several boatyards in the U.S. to build 146 British-designed 70-foot  motor torpedo boats.
The Canadian Power Boat Company produced five Scott-Paine designed PTs for the U.S., which were also sent as Lend Lease to the UK..

Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

We offer our PT Boat Models in several popular size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection.  However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!

Our models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models.  Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany.  Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping.  Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.

Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.

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PT Boat Models

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