The Elissa was built in Aberdeen, Scotland. She was launched in October 1877. She was named after Henry Fowler Watt’s daughter, although according to her descendants, the ship was named after the Queen of Carthage, Elissa. Elissa sailed under the Norwegian and Swedish flags. In 1979, after a year spent in Greece having her hull repaired, Elissa was towed to Gibraltar for the first time. The restoration process continued until she was ready to be towed in June 1979. Elissa has an iron hull, the pin rail and the deck is made of teak. Her masts are made of Douglas fir from Oregon, and her 19 sails were made in Maine.
The Elissa model
The Elissa model boat has been built with a remarkable level of craftsmanship, using the traditional technique of plank-on-frame construction. To ensure a high level of quality and detail, every step of the construction process is controlled. Hulls and decks are built exclusively from hardwoods. The model of the Queen Mary 2 was sanded and varnished in several layers to create a smooth finish. The details are reproduced using leather upholstery. The team of master craftsmen use the skills and expertise developed over many years to ensure that this model is identical to the original. The model is mounted on a solid wooden base and includes a brass plate.
Delivering to more than 30 countries around the world, Premier ship model and our suppliers are committed to improving and producing our impressive collection of maritime models. The team is made up of master craftsmen who work diligently using traditional boat building skills. These skills have been developed over many years to create detail and precision in the rendering of models of different vessels.Our local artisanal craftsmen hand-make every model, with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction. We take pride in the quality of our products, such as the Elissa ship model, and carefully monitor every step of the building process to ensure a guaranteed seal of perfection.