Half Models & Cross Section Models

The oldest known half-model dates from 1655 in England. Since then, cross-sectional models have been used as true-to-scale models for design and decision-making aids.

Nathanel Herreshoff (1848-1938), probably the most famous yacht designer of all time and American shipbuilder legend, developed his hulls from half models that he made himself.

He built about 500 half-models himself and designed about 2000 boats and ships.

He dominated the America's Cup between 1893 and 1920 with his yachts: Vigilant, Defender, Columbia, Reliance and Resolute, all of which emerged as consecutive winners.

Our high-quality half and cross-section models of sailing ships made of high-quality wood may be the perfect addition to your living room. Our cross-sectional models are handcrafted and shipped fully assembled. All you have to worry about is a nice place for the model.