Borobudur model ship (Premier Range)

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Handcrafted, scratch built and ready made scale ship model of Borobudur

Borobudur handcrafted model ship is a result of over 10 years of experience in the model making industry and constant development of new designs. This ship model is one of our Premier range models which represent our highest quality of craftsmanship. All the ship models produced in this range are manufactured using ‘plank on frame’ craftsmanship which is done by hand from scratch. In order to ensure the best possible quality, our ship models are thoroughly checked by Quality Control Manager throughout the production process.

This and other model ships from our Premier range are characteristic of the exquisite attention to the smallest details, for those who appreciate precise craftsmanship. This handcrafted piece of model ship made from scratch contains all the design features of the original vessel made for a client’s request. In addition to building this model ship, we provided our client with a complete research service on the history and design including sourcing of plans and drawings.

A Borobudur ship is an outrigger which started to appear in the 8th century in the Seas of Southeast Asia. This kind of ship was used for trading and campaigning. Borobudur at those times was an ideal vessel for these purposes because as a double outrigger, it helped the ship to be kept stable when sailing the oceans. Phillip Beale in 1982 decided to reconstruct the Borobudur from only 5 stone carvings.

Extensive research also in cooperation with qualified Indonesians ship builders and watercraft experts resulted in building the ship by Assad Abdullah al-Madani, an Indonesian traditional ship builder. The ship’s planned expedition from Indonesia to Africa took place in 2003 and the voyage demonstrated ancient trading links between Indonesia and Africa. This replica of Borobudur ship can be seen in Samudra Raksa Museum in Indonesia.

To view more Premier range model ships, browse the Premier Ship Models website or feel free to Contact Premier Ship Models with any questions you may have.


Text: This letter is to serve as notice of my Company's appreciation of the work carried out by Premier Ship Models Ltd regarding the design, construction and delivery of five model ships for a project Rich Creation International Ltd has to fit out the currently 'in-progress' installation of Hong Kong's first full Maritime Museum. We first commissioned Premier Ship Models in early 2004 for a very urgent delivery on custom making model ships of the Batavia and San Felipe Galleons. This then increased to additional orders of a further two model ships of the Borobodur and Perahu vessels and lastly, late in 2004, a Singalese model sailing boat. The entire project continued to undego many design changes and even resulted in the change of size/scale of the Batavia. All accommodated without problem by Premier Ship Models. They worked very professionally and did significant research on the later commissioned model ships as our client had little information. Constant delays and our clients change of mind on needs, finishes, ageing of the ship models etc added complexities to already difficult tasks, but in the end we received on time excellent ship models, highly detailed and fine finishing. The shipping and packing was excellent, and all 5 model ships received after a near 3 week journey by sea were without damage. We found Rashid and his staffs service to be very helpful, timely and professional in every respect. We will and hope to use them again on other projects and further commissions for this Museum as it expands and creates new displays. The general quality, service and reliabilty has proved its worth in using them over less expensive options, but in saying that we still find them to be highly competitive and value for money. We would recommend them to any other prospective client for the provision of high quality Maritime model ships.

Best regards
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