Leavitt Shipyard was established in 1980 by Robert C. Leavitt and Grisel M.
Leavitt. The shipyard is dedicated to the construction of museum quality ship models,
for museums, collectors or simply the admirer of the beauty of ships in mind. The
shipyard's area of expertise is American clipper ships (fast merchant vessels) and sail
packet ships (immigrant passenger vessels).
The models are scratch-built which is to say everything from the hull to the flags flying at
the masthead, are hand crafted. The materials used are the finest available, meeting
current museum requirements. The final product is a historically accurate, finely built
miniature of a full sized vessel.