Note the model photos show the model in an optional Acrylic cover.
SD Model Makers is proud to offer a true museum quality replica ship model of the fifth SS Rotterdam, also known as "The Grande Dame", a former ocean liner and cruise ship, and has been a hotel ship in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, since 2010. She was launched by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands in a gala ceremony on 13 September 1958, and was completed the following summer. The Rotterdam was the last great Dutch "ship of state", employing the finest artisans from the Netherlands in her construction and fitting out process. Her career spanned forty-one years. She sailed from 1959 until her final retirement in September 2000.
Each model 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. One look at our photo gallery, and you'll see that we produce true museum quality models that you'll be proud to own and display. We pride ourselves in offering our clients some of the finest replica ship models available. "Weathering" paint and keel block mounting options are available at no additional cost.
We offer three of the most popular size/scale options for your shopping convenience.
However - we can easily build your model in ANY size or scale you desire. Special commissions are our specialty - just ask.
These models are only made-to-order - The build time is generally 16-20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. Our ordering procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. When your model is complete, we will take a series of photos of your 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 will 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. Most countries classify these models as duty free "works of art".
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away -forever!
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