pirate ship model
A picture is worth a thousand words. We post
large, high resolution photos.
Not all models are equal. Compare carefully to see
the vast difference between cheap toys and a nautical
In the most expensive
movie ever made to date ($410 million), only the Black
Pearl is fully operational. Tri-Coastal
Marine designed three full size ships for Pirates of the
In the first movie, the
Black Pearl was a steel barge with wooden structures
built on top to resemble a real ship. In addition,
a soundstage set was used to achieve better control over
fog machines. For the second and third movies, a
floating sailing ship was actually built in the
shipyards at Bayou La Batre in Alabama.
The Black Pearl was originally named Wicked Wench before
she was ordered burned and sunk by Lord Beckett. Davy
Jones raised her from the sea floor after making a pact
with Jack Sparrow who rechristened her the Black Pearl.
It was said that she was “nigh uncatchable.” Indeed, in
the three films, she either overtakes or flees all other
ships, including the Interceptor (the fastest ship in
the Caribbean) and the Flying Dutchman. She
is noted in At Worlds End as being “The only ship as
which can outrun the Flying
Her speed is derived from a large amount of sails she
The 10' long model
above was made for Mr. Charlie Bailey who supervised
the construction of the 3 massive ship models used
in Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Delivery was on
Feb 14, 2012 in Novato, California. The
beautiful hand-carved figurehead was produced by ModelShipMaster's
gifted in-house artisan. Please click on
thumbnails for larger photos.
Below is a picture of the world's largest Black Pearl
model in existence. We completed it in
September, 2017. It is
currently hung from a ceiling at a famous tourist
attraction in Minnesota, USA.
primarily wood Black Pearl pirate ship model comes in
36" L x 35" T x 11"W
and insurance in the US included. Other countries: $400
flat rate. Light feature is included.
30" L x 28" T x
and insurance in the US included. Other countries:
$300 flat rate. Light feature is included.
Model is built per commission only. We require only a
small deposit to start the process (not full amount, not
even half) $500 The
remaining balance won't be due until the model is
in several months.
And please click on the
blue wordings to check out our beautiful
Dutchman pirate ship,
Jolly Roger pirate ship, and the
Queen Anne's Revenge pirate ship model.
name is Kathy. A couple of years ago I purchased a
model ship from you The Black Pearl. I was blown away by
the exact and precise detail and care you put into the
model. I am thoroughly pleased with this and I was
planning on purchasing another model from you. I want
the USS Constitution, the Special Edition. But on your
website, it says this item is sold out. It says also
that if you are interested in a sold out item, to email
you. I was wondering if it is possible to purchase this
item or place an order for a later date. Also, I
was considering ordering your Queen Anne's Revenge
(historic model, not the one from the Pirates of the
Caribbean movies) and the Sloop William. These items do
not have sold out next to them and I was curious if they
were In stock or if they would take time to manufacture.
Every day I wake up and appreciate the model I have. I
hope to do business with you again. Please contact me as
soon as you can to answer my questions. Thank you very
"The Black Pearl is in the Caribbean and has made
birth in Case Pilote. Everything went well. The model is
splendid. Thank you very much for the state of the art work.
Be aware of some cheap Black Pearl models flourishing out there.
Some of the easy-to-spots:
- Wrong number of cannons
- Way too short bowsprit (for shipping convenience?)
- Bowsprit has very limited amount or rigging or
none at all
- Too bulky hull (short and thick)
- Wrong stern gallery
- Dummy guns that were inserted into the hull (no real carriages inside)