What is the best way to get in touch with you?

Send an email to bruceblackway@gmail.com (preferred method). Alternatively, you can call or text (215) 290-3722.

Where are you located?

We are in Ocean Pines (Berlin), MD, 15 minutes west of Ocean City, MD.

What are your hours?

We don’t have a retail store so we don’t have set hours. I'm inclined to state we're available 24X7 but there has to be time to sleep (ha). Most communication with customers and prospects is between 9 AM and midnight.

Do you sell kits?

We do not sell kits. All of our boat models are fully assembled, ready to display.

What materials are used to make your models?

Most are wooden construction (various types of wood). We generally do not use Basswood or Balsa (too light). Also, some items (i.e., half hulls and miniature outboards) are made of cast polyresin.

Can I get my model personalized?

Of course! And this is one of our BEST options. About 80% of our customers desire personalization of their boat model. We’ll put the name of your choice on the bow (both sides) and/or transom and if desired, we’ll put a hailing port on the transom. There is an extra charge for personalization (see price list). Our lettering is high performance vinyl (not paint). Our vinyl looks great, it’s very durable and it lasts a long time. Various colors are available, along with various fonts, borders, shadows, etc. Just tell us what you want. Personalization adds about two weeks to the lead time.

Do you make custom models?

Yes. You can see some examples on our website. Custom models require you to provide a set of high-quality photos, along with basic information about the boat (year, brand, length, beam, draft, name, etc.). Various model sizes and types can be created. Custom models are significantly higher in price than the standard models shown on our website. The larger the custom model, the higher the price. Custom models generally take 4-5 months to complete.

How long are your models?

Dimensions for all of our boat models are listed in the description of each model. Most of our boats range from 17” to 36” in length.

What scale are your models?

The approx. scale of each model is listed in the description for the item. Most are 1:12 scale (1” of model = 1’ of real boat). We’ve also done models in 1:16, 1:24 and other scales.

Can I convert your model to an RC (radio-controlled) boat?

We do not recommend this. Our models are designed and built to be static models, for display purposes only. RC boats require other features that our boats do not have (fiberglass hulls, space for motor, ESC, batteries, hull penetrations, etc.). It is important to mention we will have an RC WORKBOAT MODEL as part of our product line in the near future. Check back periodically for updates. We're also keeping a "notification" list about this new item so if interested in getting on this list, please send us an email.

Can I get a price list for all of your products?

Sure, just send us an email and we will send you our latest price list. Send email to bruceblackway@gmail.com

What payment methods do you accept?

Credit card, check, cash.

Where do your products ship from?

All items ship from Berlin, MD 21811 (near Ocean City, MD).

Can I pick up my order?

Though the vast majority of orders are shipped via USPS or UPS, with advance notice, yes, you can pick up your order at our Berlin, MD address.

Do you ship worldwide?

Yes. We have international customers, too. With a few exceptions, we will ship essentially anywhere. Please contact us to discuss shipping to locations outside the USA.

What are your packaging standards?

We have many years of experience with proper packaging. We take great care to package all of our products very carefully to avoid damage in transit. Damage claims are extremely rare for us.

Thank you for your interest in our innovative Chesapeake Bay workboat models and miniature nautical accessories.