Historic Marine, Goodlands

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A paradise for those with a passion for sailing, Historic Marine offers a vast selection of beautifully crafted boat models. With more than 25 years of experience, the company produces meticulous replicas of historic ships and boat furniture. The workshop is open to the public, so you can watch the skillful artisans at work--some models can take up to 1,500 hours to complete. If you're fortunate enough to own a boat, you can have a model of it made at the shop--bring the plans and photos. Work out when and for how long to visit Historic Marine and other Goodlands attractions using our handy Goodlands road trip website.
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  • Great visit if you like model ships. They are all hand made and some take moths to complete. They are all built to scale and one person has resonsability for each model and ensuring they are perfect.....  more »
  • This place is a factory creating hand-made pieces for museums and private collections. Some of these models have taken 6 months to manufacture, the detail is absolutely incredible. Not the easiest.....  more »
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  • If you are staying in Grand Baie take a morning to tour the Model Ship factory Historic Marine by a short trip south by taxi. The art of ship modeling was brought to Mauritius by various sailors who visited this island. Le Port’s eye for detail and quality has many customers visiting them from around the world. The model ships are all hand made at the plant which you can see being built by their skilled employees.Their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturisation and the techniques of replica work. At times it requires more than six months for a craftsman to produce a particular model. They also create half models and replicas. These models are built out of pure wood using traditional plank on frame technique.The entire production is segmented. A few artisans are expert in decking up the model with metal strips, wires, cloth pieces used as ship hoists, etc.; and a few paint and polish or give it a final touch. A hostess takes you around explaining the process at each unit. You are also urged to buy ship models as it is considered a sign of good luck. We definitely didn't mind picking up a few for family and friends. They are carefully packed with customized boxes and packing material so that the models do not get damaged in the transit.

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