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Tall Ship Models

We offer our customers two Tall Ship model selections - Perfect for any budget or time line

Made To Order Models - Museum Quality - You select the size or scale

In Stock Models - Hand Crafted Quality - Shipping within 24 hours

Made To Order Model Details

These tall ship models are only started when the customer commissions a model - truly custom built and one of a kind. As a widely recognized leader in handmade tall ships, our skilled master model shipwrights produce our tall ship models in magnificent detail - with hand laid decks, tarred standing rigging, with complex running rigging and furled sails. Each model is a true museum quality masterpiece you'll be proud to own and display.

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. Keel block mounting is available upon request.

The build time is generally 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. Only 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.

You’ll find commissioning a replica model is a fun and engaging process as well as one which is rewarded with something you will keep forever.

Our photo gallery includes many popular tall ships and provides fine examples of our workmanship. After reviewing our photo gallery collection, if you don't see what you want, please contact us to request a quote for the specific vessel and model size, or scale desired. We can easily build your model in ANY size or scale you desire. Special commissions are our specialty!


In Stock Model Details

Generally we can ship our in-stock models within 48 hours of ordering. Our master craftsmen,  using historical photographs, drawings or original plans, meticulously handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch. They are built to scale with high-grade woods such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using a plank-on-frame construction method  - similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and goes through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. Each model is mounted on a display base and carefully packed for shipping.

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. 

Plus NO SALES TAX (except for California residents)

Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever!  Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.

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