use this website:
Use the search tool located on every page (or browse the site)
to find the page that lists the ship you are interested in.
The easiest way to browse this site is to start on the
and navigate to the ship type you are interested in.
All pages that show model ships have PayPal buttons to take your
order for that ship in a choice of sizes.
Purchasing Custom Built Models:
To order a custom built model, click on the "PayPal
Deposit" button on the page showing the ship you are
interested in and you will be taken to the PayPal Secure Website.
Upon the successful completion of the transaction PayPal sends email
confirmation immediately. The transaction will show on your
next statement as "paypal@allwoodships".
Within 72 hours we send you confirmation of your order and begin
email dialogue to determine the specific preferences you want for
your model such as the ship's name, hull number, circa (year) of the replication
desired so the configuration is correct , brass plate
text, and other info pertinent to your custom order.
All Wood Ships understands concerns regarding high
value e-commerce purchases, especially when our product requires
time to produce before shipping.
To address these concerns our custom built models are sold
using an interest-free payment plan.
Website featured custom models are sold with three equal payments - each 1/3 of stated price
(which includes free world-wide shipping).
Pay the initial 1/3 deposit when ordering.
2) Pay next 1/3 of stated price when model hull is carved and we
supply image of that.
3) Pay final 1/3 of stated price when model is completed
and you approve it on basis of detailed images we send you.
All custom built
models which are not listed in website (such as larger sizes
than listed and ships not featured) are considered special order and
require deposit payment of 50%. Any special payment conditions
that exclude the established website PayPal buttons (such as bank
wire transfers, checks and private client order pages for special
items) will also be at 50% deposit payment.
After receiving your 1/3 deposit we will request
text for brass plate and pertinent replication info.
Usually we require at least one
high quality image showing the FULL SHIP in its exact correct
(with correct exterior details) as fits your chosen circa for the
That image will be our "primary image" on which everything regarding
your order is based.
If you can not supply such image, we will find for you and
have you confirm that such image fits your order.
Supplying Ship Drawings, Plans
All Wood Ships maintains a library of plans and can obtain
many other plans from various retailers.
We are responsible for obtaining the necessary plans/drawings to
construct the model as far as regards
the ship models that can be ordered on the website - meaning a
PayPal button exists to take that order. In cases of special requests for other ships, responsibility for obtaining
plans will be part of initial discussion and quote.
Communicating with Clients
All information regarding all
orders is only transmitted via emails.
Because of the importance to maintain an accurate record of
sometimes complicated replication details,
and permit time to accurately research a topic before answering a
question (and possibly include images)
we simply do not communicate over the telephone.
All custom ship models are built to order and usually require
about 16 weeks to build, more if bigger size.
Construction times will extend if we are
waiting for requested information. At certain times factory
has order back log and then all is done on first-come, first-serve
basis which can extend estimated completion times.
packed in purpose built plywood crates or specially formed
double-lined cartons to eliminate transit damage.
Prices include free world-wide shipping
via insured courier. ++
* All deposits and ship sales for custom built models are final.
Deposits and payments are non-refundable.
* Approved models will not be shipped until final payment is made.
* Customers are solely responsible for any duties, taxes, or customs
inspection fees if
(Most countries classify these models as duty free "works of art")
* If final payment of a model approved by client is not made within 30 days
of us requesting the final payment, we reserve the right to sell on
website and dispose of model to recover our costs.
++ If client fails to
respond to request for updated shipping address and telephone number
to be used by delivery courier, model may have to be shipped instead
using local country postal service which may preclude ability to