About Antiqua Ships
Antiqua is an artisan workshop built to provide repair, restoration or preservation of antique or collectable models of ships, boats or other maritime craft. Located on the Somerset levels, the workshop is home to a small gallery and an equally small but specialist collection of out-of-print maritime books.
From the outset, we work for you. We begin with a complete technical, historical and artefact survey of the vessel, from this we can then assess the level to which we are to work. We also offer a seek & find service so that we locate your specific model of choice, we advise on values and will arrange the acquisition and delivery seamlessly.
Technical & Historical Survey
This is the first part of the process which looks to assure the provenance, historical accuracy and technical value of the piece
The Work of Dismantling and Repair
A necessary part of any repair or restoration but less so to preserve, we carefully determine the work to be done and so it begins
As the work develops we are focused on preserving the original construction whilst working with the client to achieve the detail necessary
This is where all of the previous work comes together and offers an opportunity to add the finishing touch to an antique work of art
Our Quality Guarantee
It's important at every level of our business, through each layer of service we provide, that we safeguard your treasured piece and meet your expectations at the very minimum and work hard to ensure your complete satisfaction. We particularly look to offer care and support for finished works, throughout a life with our clients and provide regular maintenance whilst displayed or stored, all of our work is guaranteed.