Custom Power & Sail Models

Our Specialty Is Custom Made Ship Models
Let us create a replica model of YOUR Boat Today
We can build ship models to virtually ANY size or scale desired!

Power Boats - from bass boats to mega yachts

Sailboats- from coastal cruisers to ocean racers


Commercial Vessels - from Tankers to Tugs

Prototyping, dioramas and one-of-a-kind projects - no problem!

Imagine - A Museum Quality Model of YOUR boat

There is Nothing On Earth Like It!

Not just any boat - but YOUR boat. With your boat's exact colors, helm station details, boat name and haling port.

If you can take a photo of your boat, you can have a model made of your boat - it's that simple!

Working with photgraphs and available boat plans, line drawings and other resources, our model makers work to create an exact replica of your vessel and build a masterpiece which you will be proud to display and cherish forever. One look at our custom model photo gallery you’ll see that we focus on the details, even reproducing a client’s exact helm station layout - down to the electronics package, gauges and wheel cover. We can even match the canvas work and upholstery!

Everyone finds that commissioning a replica ship model a fun and engaging process and one which is rewarded with something will be kept forever. It is more affordable than you think. A treasured momento, the model will bring smiles to the faces of all who enjoyed her and discussions with those who wish they could have.

                                             

We are quite simply - Makers of the World's Finest Hand-made Replica Ship Models! Visit the CEO of Newport News, the chief of the U.S. Navy, the Pentagon, the Smithsonian or the White House and you will see examples of our models on display. Whether it is a military ship, a commercial freighter or your own pride and joy- be it a sailboat or power yacht, the SD Model Makers craftsmen can make them all, with incredible attention to detail and museum quality workmanship.

Our master model makers, some with over 20 years in the business, skillfully create display models that capture every detail of each vessel. We offer our customers true museum quality replica models you will be proud to display for generations. Each full hull model ship comes fully assembled with a solid hull (hand-carved from kiln-dried mahogany). Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resins and metals. Each full hull ship model is mounted on brass pedestals and a polished mahogay display base and inlcudes a brass nameplate. We engage our customers at each stage of the model build. 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.

                                                 

The build time is generally 20-24 weeks from receipt of the necessary photographs and support documents. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Once you have approved your model, she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.

Full Hull ship models, Half Hull models or our unique Transom Models - we focus on the details. We work to with you to create a masterpiece which you will be proud to display and cherish forever.

Full model sizes start at 12 inches. Pricing is based on the vessel size, type and complexity, the model type and size, any additional options, and the shipping destination and method. We can build models to virtually ANY size or scale desired. After reviewing our photo example collection, contact us to request a quote for your specific vessel and the model size desired.

                                                       

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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