Full and half hull models.


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The half-hull model technique is a centuries old tradition and was the forerunner of naval architecture.

Since the end of the 18th Century it was customary for shipwrights to fashion a half-hull model of a ship prior to building, to study the hull form before a complete set of plans was drawn up.

Such half-hulls were not only functional but were also used to adorn the walls of shipyard offices and the boardrooms of shipowners.

A craftsman shaping a half-hull was a familiar sight in the seaport towns in the days of old, and today I am carrying on this traditional practice by hand crafting hulls of yachts and sailing vessels of a bygone era as well as those of modern design.