Mahone Bay's Heritage Boat Yard Co-op

Celebrating our heritage, our legacy, our pride. Mahone Bay, NS

- Our MODEL BOAT SHOP Plans and Projects -

did not fine image Historically, an important part of building a wooden ship was building a model of the ship. Models were used to identify the lines, or shape of the hull, to identify the construction of the ship, and to help describe the ship's appearance to clients. For many years these working models were discarded after the ship was built, but today they are both valuable and collectible.

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Our plan is to have working Model Ship Builders applying their craft in a Model Shop area of the boatyard, hosting workshops on model building, and selling their works to the public.


Mahone Bay has hosted a Model Boat Show annually since 2012. Details for this year's show can be seen on the  Model Boat Show webpage or by following the links under the Heritage Boatyard Weekend at the top of the page.