Welcome to OceanFare's Collection of Authentic Half-Hull Replicas!
Celebrate great American sail boats, or commemorate your own favorite sail boat with one of our superior Half-Hull replicas! With Nearly 100 different hulls to choose from, we're sure to have the right hull for you!
The art of making half hull models is as old and fascinating as shipbuilding itself. Half hulls were traditionally crafted by ship builders to give a three-dimensional shape to their hull designs and aid as a model in the construction of the real boat. Over time, sailors, boat enthusiasts, and model collectors around the world began to value half hulls for their own artistic and intrinsic value. Today half hulls adorn the walls of offices, living rooms, libraries, restaurants, and pubs worldwide.
All of our Half-Hull replicas on OceanFare are constructed using only the finest woods and hardware. Such woods include seasoned mahogany, teak, laurel and hard maple. Other materials include teflon coated dacron, stainless steel cable and waxed marine brand twine for rigging. Parts are made of sterling silver, brass, or chrome. Special leather, varnishes, and paint is directly ordered from the shipyards.
Additionally, each Abordage Half-Hull comes with a certificate of authenticity; proving the master who made it, the country of origin, and more. All Half-Hulls are also attractively framed on solid hardwoods, and accurately painted with at least two coats of paint. Five coats of lacquer are applied and the model is sanded and polished at each stage. This ensures that the final products will have a radiant finish that protects and preserves for years to come.
OceanFare's Half-Hulls are the highest standard of hulls and make unexpected, yet surprisingly refreshing gifts. Not just beautiful, but informative, and a piece of history, our Half Hulls will truly be enjoyed by the sailor in your life! Go the extra nautical mile today and surprise a loved one with one of our hulls for a spectacular gift.
Feel free to call us with any questions! 941-377-5112