Marsom B. Pratt (1956 – )
For Marsom Pratt, now an expert marine model artist, small boats, yachts and sailing ships are “unbelievably beautiful.” The beauty of a vessel’s hull form was so compelling, that since 1978 he now spends his days professionally making exquisite half-hull models of them to document their features for others to enjoy.Mr. Pratt taught himself, through years of pouring over naval architectural draughts, to seek a full understanding of yacht and small craft design. By selecting only the finest woods, his hand crafted half models appear more like fine sculpture than marine model replicas. He thoroughly researches each model project and maintains precise, clean, and meticulous engineering, construction and finishing techniques.