Many of our models are built using the plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction method. This is a painstaking process, taking hundreds of hours, in which each individual plank is added to the hull one at a time. Our models are not constructed from pre-made, pre-measured, mass-marketed, mass-produced model kits. To learn more about how we build our models
The Nautical Store have wide range of model boats to bring the waves to your home and living room.
With The Nautical Store model boats, you can turn your own apartment or living space into a beautiful waterfront home.
The Nautical Store has a little something for everyone, from the average size of 50cm to 100cm model boat for unique ways to decorate a new home.
All models are 100% hand built from scratch by skillful and experienced craftsmen. The models are built according to the scale of the original ships through original plans or pictures using the plank-on-frame construction method. The hull is built with strips of wood just like the way to build the real boat. The hull is hollow inside, not a piece of solid wood.
Inside the hull, there is epoxy helps to keep the strips to bond close to one another and not split, crack or twist even in variable climatic conditions.
Another most concern of the customers is that can you custom make as our design? YES, we can, just provide us with the drawings and detailed photos showing all the angles of the ship/ boat. In case you do not have the drawings, we can build from the photos with no problem.
We would love to bring Vietnamese culture through our handcrafted artworks. All of our model boats are handcrafted in Vietnam and we are working directly with craftsmen with great expertise around the country.