Handmade Ship Models

and Nautical Gifts

3 1/2 Center Street

Newburyport, MA 01950


FAX: 978-462-2589

A.J. Fisher

Wooden Ship Model Kits and Supplies for Model Makers


Visit our model kit company to see our AJ Fisher Ship Model kits, modeling books and many other ship model fittings, modeling supplies, wood stock, tools, and plans click on the Link below.



Exciting News!!

The Piel Craftsmen Shop at 3.5 Center Street in Newburyport will be moving to Norfolk, MA.

Our last day in Newburyport will be December 24, 2020.

Our business will continue to operate as a Web Based Business from Norfolk, MA.

The website and telephone numbers will stay the same.

Customers will be able to come to Norfolk to pick up orders and drop off repairs by appointment.


The new address is:

1 Strawberry Lane

Norfolk, MA 02056


Shop hours in Newburyport will remain Wednesday 12-4, Thursday and Friday 9-4,

and Saturday 10-2 until December 24th.




Makers of Handmade Wooden Ship Models

Established over sixty years ago!

Piel Craftsmen brings to you a collection of 14 famous wooden ship models. These are not construction kits which require much time and skill to assemble. Each model is a completely finished, handmade miniature of a famous ship and comes to you fully assembled and ready to display.

During the past 60 years the Piel Craftsmen have produced over 30,000 ship models. Piel Craftsmen models have been shipped to every state in the United States and to every continent (except Antarctica). Over the years Piel Craftsmen have also restored thousands of ship model wrecks to their original condition.



These sale prices apply only to "in Stock" items!

All Books 50% Off

Framed Prints 25% OFF

Puzzels 35% OFF

Wooden Model Kits 10% to 70% OFF

Plastic Kits 40% OFF

Ships inBottles 30% OFF

40% Off all Miniature Waterline Models

40% Off all Die Cast Cars and Firetrucks


Come in and visit Our Shop

Our shop is open:

Wednesday noon to 4pm
Thursday and Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Come in to see where the models are made. Meet the model makers, and look over our display of nautical items.

Take a look into our Gift Shop

Visit our Nautical Gift Collection

Our gifts include Scrimshaw Cribbage Boards, Ships in Bottles, Nautical Prints; framed and unframed, Half Hull Models, Chelsea Clocks and Barometers, Puzzels, and other interesting nautical items. Come in and explore!

Wooden Ship Model Kits and Supplies for Model Makers

Visit our modeling company to see our AJ Fisher Ship Model kits, modeling books and many other ship model fittings, modeling supplies, wood stock, tools, and plans click on the Link below.


About Piel Craftsmen Wooden Ship Models

Each model is carved from select, well seasoned basswood, carefully constructed and finished in detail with infinite patience and skill. Every model comes with an informative historical pamphlet and has a brass finish name plate attached to the base giving the name and details of the oiriginal ship. The pamphlet includes a colorful history and an artists sketch of the ship giving you the seafaring names of various parts of the vessel, rigging, original dimensions, and tonage.

The Piel Craftsmen collection of completed ship models include the following:

To see pictures of each model, read about it's history, and read a description of the model click on the model name.


Classic Sailing Yacht

Gertrude L Thebaud

Gloucester Fishing Schooner 1930

Benjamin Hale

3 Masted Coastal Schooner 1882


Merchant Brig1807

Dancing Feather

Boston Pilot Schooner 1853

Sea Witch

Clipper Ship 1846

HMS Bounty

Armed Merchant Ship 1784

Red Jacket

Clipper Ship1853

US Cutter Massachusetts

First US Revenue Cutter 1791

Sovereign of the Seas

Clipper Ship 1852

Charles W. Morgan

Whaling Ship 1841

US Frigate Constitution

Navy Frigate "Old Ironsides" 1797

Flying Cloud

Clipper Ship 1851

Cutty Sark

Clipper Ship 1869


How to Order from Piel Craftsmen

Easy step-by-step directions to ordering our models or our nautical gifts.

Special Sale Wooden Ship Models

The special sale wooden ship models offered for sale here are older, restored and previously owned Piel Craftsmen models and ship models for sale on consignment by local shpiwrights.

Ship Model Case Kits

The perfect way to protect and keep your model clean.


Other Nautical Links


For additional information or to have questions answered email to Bill Partridge:


or you may write or call:

Piel Craftsmen

3 1/2 Center Street

Newburyport, MA 01950


FAX: 1-978-462-2589



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