Welcome to the world where your dreams of
owning a beautiful, accurate model of the great
ships can finally be realized. We are
a company that produces limited
quantities of ships of the ages- from ancient vessels,
to tall ships, warships, classic ocean liners, modern cruise ships, merchantmen, mega yachts
For a long time, only the very wealthy
could make their dream of owning a custom-crafted model
of their favorite ships a reality. That has changed,
thanks to 0ur highly skilled craftsmen and our
determination to go for the best.
mission is a
simple: to create living memories with
models of great, historic ships at prices within the
reach of all who love ships and boats. Each one is created with
the utmost care and attention to accuracy and detail. That is what makes us truly unique.
We at Model Ship Master are proud to be a
stand-alone company that doesn't buy from any other
manufacturers. When exploring our Web site, you’ll see true museum quality models,
something mass-produced in Asian sweatshops.
All of our
craftsmen are master builders who love to build
model boats than to make money. That's what we
"My darling (and I do mean that
seriously ) wife loves the models once she sees them,
but she is much more practical than I am, at least in
the short term, so she doesn't buy for the future...if
there is no space for something now, she says "why buy
I, however, am much more future oriented, and very
aware of the fact that items of high quality but limited
appeal to the general public may not be available in the
future....books that aren't on the best seller list,
classical music recordings, etc. There is always a niche
market for high quality items, but it frequently becomes
very expensive. Unfortunately, we live in a culture
where it is nearly impossible to go broke making
mediocre movies or producing annoying and cloned rap
music, but quality, if not priced "competitively",
frequently becomes extinct, in the mass market
sense...try finding a a good quality toaster or other
small appliance at any price.
I fully plan on unveiling all of the acquisitions
when we have more space, I hope, in a few years,
assuming I don't prematurely expire ( I am 63, but in
much better shape than most my age... I should know, I'm
a physician ). However, no one's future is assured.
Interestingly enough, my wife inquired today as to
whether a friend of hers could bring her grandchildren
over to see my ship models, as they seem to have a
fascination for sailing ships ( probably watched Johnny
Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean too many times), so I
would say that's a positive sign.
Anyway, as usual, I have probably communicated
more than you wish to hear. Keep the colors flying and thanks to all your
artisans for their greatly appreciated efforts.
"I would have gotten back
to you sooner but I've been on vacation.
Nonetheless, I must tell you how pleased I am with
the "Santa Maria". The pictures you sent, as
impressive as they were, do not adequately convey
the beauty and elegance of the model itself. I
congratulate you and your staff for a job superbly
done. If I decide to obtain another model (a very
real possibility) I will most certainly be getting
back to you. Best regards, Paul""
Ettinger wanted me to write and tell you that
yesterday at the Titanic press conference, your
custom made Titanic model was seen by news
crews from all over the world and will be seen by
100s of millions of viewers world-wide.
Also, someone at the press conference
pointed out to Arlan that there are several tiny
flags missing from the model, and he asks that you
send them to him please. Many thanks,
108 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021"
whaler "I just unpacked my
Wanderer and it is beyond my highest hopes. You did
a masterful job in recreating this historic whaler!
It is the centerpiece of my "man cave" and I'm sure
will become a family heirloom. Almost equally
amazing was the craftsmanship of the shipping crate.
I have to admit, I was a bit worried about how such
a large, detailed and delicate model would survive
the transport but your custom fitted crate supported
and protected it perfectly."
Fair American brig model
"We received the "Fair American” on Monday. Wow! It
looks fantastic! Thanks so much for your staff’s
skill and professionalism. It is truly “museum
quality” work! Tony Youmans,
Director, The Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon."
"Just to let you
know that I received my model HMS Surprise
yesterday, Tuesday 2nd October - just six days
from California to Wales, brilliant !
I am absolutely
delighted - it is beautifully built, detailed and
rigged, a real credit to the builder. Neil Myles."
Nautilus submarine model
Nautilus couple of days ago and unpacked it in the
parking lot. The sub looks great! Well worth every
dollar and the xtra cost regarding the handmade
details that shows well. This model makes an excellent
addition to my Nautilus collection. Packaging
was excellent. Thanks
again, Alan Terry."
Queen Anne's Revenge pirate model
here at Capstone Press would like to thank you for
the use of your pirate ship model. A copy of
Pirate Ship: Sailing the High Seas will be sent to
you when the books arrive in our warehouse...Capstone Press."
Greek Trireme model ship
"I have had a lot of
compliments on the trireme. Please thank all those
involved in its construction and assembly. Not
an easy ship to make. And the execution
is perfect. Again,
thanks! Judge Peter Caras, Peoria, Illinois."
Viking boat model
wanted to let you know how much I like the Viking
Ship Model I bought from you. It
is an absolute work of art! I have
seen the very best ship models that exist: the
Smithsonian, Mystic Sea Port, San Diego, Los Angels
and San Francisco Maritime Museums – and this one
ranks right in there with them. Thank you! - Jim
"Received my model of the Normandie well on schedule
as you complied. The model was received in very good
condition due to the way it was packed. The model is
an excellent copy of the ship itself. I have checked
other makers on the internet and could only find one
that met your standards, but at a very much higher
cost. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase and
my dealings with your company. John Earl Coleman."
Pacific Princess cruise
"I have received the Pacific Princess model
that you built for me, and I am thoroughly enjoying
it. I commend all of you on the diligent way that
you faithfully recreated this ship from scratch.
Thank you for the many hours, days and weeks that
you spent working on this model on my behalf. Your
fine effort is very much appreciated!... I never had
the chance to take a cruise on the Pacific Princess,
but now I have my own "Pacific Princess" to admire
for a lifetime. Again, allow me to say "thank you!"
Best regards and God bless,
Jeffery Seay Editor in Chief, "Florida State
Times" and "STATE Faculty-Staff Bulletin" The
Florida State University."
"We are extremely pleased
with the ship models; they are absolutely gorgeous
and beautiful. You have some very talented
artisans working with you. I am going to send
some information about the WWII Japanese Destroyer
IJN NENOHI. This will go into an exhibit with
the submarine the USS Triton sub your team is
building now. Wings Over Alaska."
"Dear Frank: "Guatemala"
finally arrived at home port. Very nice, good
attention to detail. Satisfied with the
model. I will send you a photo of the
final port of this ship when I get the display
finished and installed in
the museum. Viktor."
Ship Masters, I received by commissioned model of
the White Star Liner - SS Canopic this morning.
I have not completely unpacked it yet but from
what I see so far it is absolutely spectacular.
I am very please and impressed with the accuracy,
attention to detail, superior packing, etc.
Please give my compliments to the builder or
builders of this fine model - the only known model
the SS Canopic in the world. I will not
hesitate to have Model Ship Masters build my next
custom model! Sincerely, Jason J. Diogo, M.D."
"My name is Peter
K. I work with McQuilling Partners, Inc., N.Y..
McQuilling is a tanker chartering brokerage
company founded in 1972. We maintain strong ties
with the U.S. and international maritime
industries and McQuilling employs some 35 Kings
Point, Fort Schuyler and other MM school
recently contacted my good friends at American
Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and requested their
assistance in providing me with
“Manhattan”GA/Capacity/MSS plans. At that time
they were kind enough to recommend that I
contact your fine firm who they believed would
likely have all that is required to build the
model to hand..."
Our 99.7% customer
satisfaction rate is even much higher than those
of Apple and
other top Fortune 500s.
Our ship models have been purchased and/or featured by:
The Maritime Museum of San Diego, Texas' Civil War Museum, South Carolina's Revolutionary
War Museum, Schiele Museum of Natural History,
SC State Museum, Taiwain's YM Oceanicculture and Art Museum,
Denmark's St. George Museum, Deutschland's
Transportation Museum, Wings Over Alaska Museum, Jupiter
Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Oregon's Navy
Operational Support Center, Philippines' Mc. Arthur Shrine,
Denmark's Royal Van Lent Shipyard, AEREON Marine, New
York Police Dept, Radisson Hotel, The
Egyptian Operating Company, Czarnowski, Praendex, Intel,
Magazine, CTV Television, Wingnut Films, Hazazah Film, Merritt
Productions, Schussler Creative, Gaylord Entertainment,
The Company Men Productions, Audi Car Marketing
Dept, Actor Nicolas Cage, Singer Barbra Streisand,
Academy winner Richard King...