We find that more and more of our customers would like to have a model made of their boat or they have some connection with a particular historical ship and would like to have one made adding their personal touch to the model.
The Corporate sector which is one our biggest growth areas has led to a whole new range of model ships ranging from tankers, yachts, bulk carriers, container ships and dare we say even model submarines and model planes. These "tailor-made" ship models now form a key element of our business and are one of our strongest selling points showing diversity in the skills of our model makers.
We offer a professional bespoke service backed by a unique custom build process which gives our clients total confidence in choosing Premier Ship Models over our competitors. We work together with our customers to produce a Model Maker's Brief (MMB) which provides a "blueprint" of the required model. We also provide clients professional photographs at set stages during the build process.
One of our mottos is quite simply that "we will make a model of any yacht, boat or ship to any size and level of detail at a fair price, aiming to beat any other quote on a like-for-like basis".
12 years and counting
Premier Ship Models started back in 2000 when we attended our first boat show. Soon after in 2001 when we had developed our first website, we realized that we had an international reach and this is the platform from which the business was going to take off from.
We continue to trade via the internet and exhibit at trade/boat shows. We also have a physical store in North London, UK. Our Partners based in the US help to look after our clients in the US Regions.
It is true to say that we are one of the longest established specialist ship model companies around, as our high number of customer references shows. We are a UK-based registered limited company (registration number 4208528) and are VAT registered (number 01305396). We are also members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
To summarize, we offer:
- Over 350 ready-made model ships and boats in three ranges according to price and detail, Standard being entry level, Superior is mid-range and Premier is our top level.
- Custom made model boat service – if it floats, we will build it to any size! Over the years we have built over 100 Custom models, many of which are one-offs.
Over 250 kits and radio controlled model boats
Variety of display cases available in various styles to complement each ship
Restoration and cleaning service (mainly done in the UK and USA)
For museums and collections we offer an inspection visit and restoration report
Procurement service to source particular model ships and kits.
The service that we offer to our customers has been commended time and time again and as a result we find that many of our clients return to us again and again. Both directors of the company come from professional background and they have instilled a high quality of service and being customer focused throughout the operation. It is the keystone to our business and these include using our own internally developed Custom Build Process for Custom orders, providing regular feedback on client orders, and where applicable pictures to accompany the model production as required. We believe that personal service and integrity are essential to building long-term client relationships and aim to demonstrate these qualities.
Meet the team of Premier Ship Models
Aytac is the sales manager at Premier Ship Models and manages production of our premier and superior range models. Aytac has been instrumental in the development of our model kit market and has pushed the business forward using over 15 years of commercial experience, having previously worked in some of the world's biggest technology companies. Having now had 3 children and looking to move his job closer to home, he has chosen to be involved in a medium sized business, using his experience to make a bigger impact in a smaller environment. He is very friendly and personable and believes in delivering the best customer service possible. Contact him for all enquiries on Aytac@premiershipmodels.com
Kaloyan is our model restorer and builder and has extensive experience in constructing beautiful ship models. Kaloyan is an extremely skilled craftsman who has been perfecting his skill for years. Kaloyan runs our workshop in Potter’s Bar, Hertfordshire, UK, which is also located near our shop in North London, Barnet, UK. If you want to look at some of Kaloyan’s work or find out more about what he does please have a peek at our restoration page.
Nathan writes all of our web content including the blogs and is a product expert! He is responsible for the development of the website and all things digital. If you have any PR/marketing or collaboration queries or wish to leave feedback on your order please contact Nathan@premiershipmodels.com
Nazia is our Australian agent and is based in Melbourne. She deals with enquiries from customers in Australia and provides the highest quality service.
Jamshid is our Production Manager based in our Mauritius workshop where he oversees the build of our superior, premier and custom range models. He is the main point of contact for customers having their models built in this workshop and covers general enquiries, build updates and accounting.
Celine is also based in Mauritius and acts as a support for Jamshid with overseeing production. Alongside this she handles enquiries from French customers. The main focus of her work is to support the digital team through development of the website.
Premier Ship Models Company Information
Sunnyview, Causeway Close, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 5HW