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blueprints, woodwork, metalwork, upholstery, graphics, painting and finishing

In the boat modeler’s own words…We make scratch-built miniature replicas of boats ranging from elegantly simple line models to those of exquisite detail. We create all of our models from start to finish, including research, blueprints, woodwork, metalwork, upholstery, rigging, graphics, painting and finishing. When appropriate, we also take our own lines directly from subject boats. We do not use kits, or parts from any other sources. We can style your model in a variety of ways to suit your tastes; at any size or scale. We take great pride in the quality of every boat that we make and every one carries a serial number and our signatures. Other services that we provide include Display cases and accessories, restoration, line drawings and renderings, conversion of “paper” mechanical drawings to CAD, custom decal and parts making and other related activities.

John has over 40 years of modeling experience and we can make a replica of any boat provided that there is sufficient information available or we can have direct access to it. In fact, we are specialists in making models of boats that have never been modeled before. Having made over 250 models, we have significant experience with Antique & Classic boats, Workboats (from rowboats to lightships), Pleasure craft and Historical craft. We have researched myriad vessel histories and have developed a significant database, a library of a variety of maritime information, as well as contacts with other experts in the field.

Model making, properly done, takes time and patience. Every model, as with every boat, is different and will require different types and levels of work. We are fortunate to have a number of commissions in the works at all times. Please bear in mind that to produce the highest quality of model for you, unless it is one of the boats that we have made for shows, there will probably be a time factor. For short term circumstances we have presentation quality certificates available.

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Boat Joke


Ole died. So Lena went to the local paper to put a notice in the obituaries.
The Gentleman at the counter, after offering his condolences,
asked Lena what she would like to say about Ole. 

Lena replied, “You yust put ‘Ole died.” 

The gentleman, somewhat perplexed, said,
“That’s it? Just ‘Ole died’?
Surely there must be something more you’d like to say about Ole.
If it’s money you re concerned about, the first five words are free.
We must say something more.” 

So Lena pondered for a few minutes and finally said,
“OK. You put ‘Ole died. Boat for sale.’”

TowboatUS help boaters Honored

It’s the nature of their business, but it’s not their job. When recreational boaters have a dead battery, run out of gas, or require a gentle tug off a stubborn shoal, the men and women who captain the nation’s largest fleet of on-the-water towboats respond 24-hours a day or night, much like an auto club for boat owners. Read the rest of this entry »