Clubs

Ship/Boat Modeling Clubs

The following list contains currently active modeling clubs from around the world.

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UNITED STATES


ALASKA


Alaska Anchorage R/C Model Boat Association
Jay Turner
7350 Bulen Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507
(907) 344-8297


ALABAMA


Huntsville Model Boat Association
John Equi
Huntsville, AL
205-536-7957

Port City Model Boaters
Stephen Storer
Mobile, AL
205-476-0062


ARIZONA


West Valley R/C Mariners
Jack David
305 W. Pintura Cr.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85304
602-935-5017

Ancient Mariners
Duane Treiber
W. Coggins Dr
Sun City Home Owners Association Bldg
Email: dgtarizona@msn.com


CALIFORNIA


Redwood Empire Model Shipwrights
1606 Harley Street
Calistoga, CA 94515
707-942-0846

Ship Modelers Association
Bill Russell
19705 S. Moorshire Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Website: www.shipmodelersassociation.org

Ships-In-Bottles Association of America
Don Hubbard
P.O.Box 180550
Coronado, CA 92178

Sacramento Model Shipwrights
Steve Cowdin
8933 Park Meadows Drive
Elk Grove, CA
916-585-6514

Maritime Modelers
Bob Morgan
5840 Hersholt Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90712
310-920-8621

South Bay Model Shipwrights
Jean Eckert
1623 Ben Roe
Los Altos, CA 94024
415-964-0561

Ventura County Maritime Museum Model Guild
Mark Bacin
2731 South Victoria Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93035
805-984-6260

Diablo Model Boat Club
Bill Vanderslice
411 Melinda Court
Pittsburg, CA 94565
510-458-4745
Email: EMNVAN@aol.com

Inland Nautical Society
Alan Slocum
Riverside, CA
909-783-0357

Sacramento Model Yacht Club
Cy Jannke
Sacramento, CA
916-485-9367

San Diego Ship Modeler’s Guild
San Diego Maritime Museum
1306 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

The Eighth Fleet
Jim Hawkins
550 W. Grape Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights

The Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights are associated with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park Service, and have a model shop aboard the historic ferryboat Eureka berthed at the Hyde Street Pier.

Anyone interested in model shipbuilding is welcome to attend our meetings. Members can offer advice and support on all stages of model shipbuilding, from selecting a kit for your first model to advanced layout and scratch building. Meetings:All meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30am aboard the Ferryboat Eureka at the Hyde Street Pier inside the San Francisco National Maritime Historic ParkContact:Clare Hess or Paul ReckPhone:415.556.1613 (Park’s volunteer office)Email:catopower@mac.comWebsite:hspms.org

San Francisco Model Yacht Club
Don Kroll
450 Taraval Street, Suite 235
San Francisco, CA 94116
415-661-1345

Bay Area Battle Group
Stan Lopes
676 Calero Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123
408-972-8274

American Model Yachting Association
Frank Gauer
1801 Andrews Street
Tustin, CA 92680
714-838-8488


COLORADO


Northern Colorado Model Boat Club
Jerry Gavaldon
1252 Solstice Lane
Ft. Collins, CO 80525
970-484-2034
E-mail: JJG1973@aol.com

Rocky Mountain Shipwrights
Bob Fivehouse
163 Paradise Rd
Golden, CO 80401
303.474.4088
http://rockymountainshipwrights.org/
Email: rjfivehouse@comcast.net


CONNECTICUT


Connecticut Marine Model Society
Duff Griffith
173 Saybrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
860-343-3417
860-906-8045 cell
Email: duff152@juno.com

Springfield Model Yacht Club
Fran Gowash
42 Hickory Hill Drive
Sommers, CT 06071
203-749-4726


FLORIDA


Sun Coast Ship Model Society
Bob Welch
9329 High Point Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34613

Southwest Florida Shipmodeler’s Guild
John Weliver
6552 Highland Pines Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33966
239-561-5777
Email: jweliver@comcast.net

Jacksonville Ship Modeler’s Society
Peter Halliger
5937 Regiment Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32217
904-744-5689 Email: phalliger@aol.com
Newsletter: Scuttlebutt

North Florida Operational & Radio Control Association of Shipwrights
Jacksonville, FL
Website: nfloridaorcas.freeservers.com
Email: mastrsn@yahoo.com
Bob Masterson, President
Charlie Johnson, Vice President

Southernmost R/C Boat Association
Glenn Budde
1213 14th Street, Lot 102
Key West, FL 33040
305-294-7717

North Palm Beach County Model Club
Dan Seaman
119 Brookhaven Ct.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
407-622-8358

Port Orange Ship Model Club
Port Orange, FL
Website: home.bellsouth.net/p/PWP-shipmodel

Suncoast Ship Model Society of Spring Hill
Neil Brothers
9096 Jena Road
Spring Hill, FL 34608
352-686-8640

Bay Area Electric Boaters
Jerry Cooklock
6708 Orchard Drive North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Tampa Bay Ship Model Society
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month except December (none).

Location is the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church, 411-5th St. N., St. Petersburg. From I-275, Exit at I-375 East to second exit (4th Ave. N.). Proceed to traffic light at 5th St. N., turning left. Church is on right. Parking is to the left of the church.

Contact
Irwin Schuster, Secretary & Newsletter Editor
813.866.1442
Email: irwin.schuster@verizon.net
Edward Brut, President
727.522.5724
Email: dttfsa1@msn.com
Website: www.tbsms.org


GEORGIA


Atlanta Model Boaters
Joe Lovelace
Atlanta, GA
404-921-4451

Atlanta Model Shipwrights
Neil Hurwitz
Atlanta, GA
770-834-8968
Email: neilhurwitz@bellsouth.net

Lake Cindy Model Yacht Club
Bill Rader
P.O. Box 71
Hampton, GA 30228
404-946-4502

Savannah Prop Twisters
Richard Miller
1840 Skidaway Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912-897-7184


ILLINOIS


Fox Valley R/C Boaters
Chuck Bullis
3 East Brookwood Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
708-870-1946

Summer Thunder R/C Model Powerboat Club
Bob Brocato
944 Maple Lane
Bartlett, IL 60103
708-213-7194

Fleet 4 Commanders Radio Control Scale Model Boat Club
David Crement
107 Inlet Cove
Carpentersville, IL 60110
847-551-9656
Email: 0n3@comcast.net

Timberlake Amp Eaters Fast Electric Boat Club
Ron West
Downers Grove, IL
708-719-0108

The North Shore Deadeyes
Primarily focused on static scale ship models with an emphasis on the Great Age of Sail, but builders of models from all eras and at all levels of skill welcome. A very congenial atmosphere. Meetings:The Deadeyes meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm. Join us at the Lutheran Church of Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Rd, Northfield, IL 60093 (entrance around back).Contact:Richard K. (“Doc”) Williams, M. D.Phone:847.559.8535Email:Email: shipdoc27@sbcglobal.netWebsite:northshoredeadeyes.orgTwitter:@TheNSDeadeyes

Minute Breakers of Illinois
Dirk Christensen
947 Forrest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Midwest Model Shipwrights
Bob Filipowski
619 N Eastwood Ave
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847-394-0757
Email: logline2@gmail.com
Website: www.midwestmodelshipwrights.com

Nautical Research & Ship Model Society
Kurt Van Dahm
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont, IL 60559
630-968-3189
Email: kurt@modelshipyard.com
Newsletter: The Fife Rail


INDIANA


Midwest Battle Group
Eric Heisel
3430 South 400 East
Albion, IN 46701
616-887-0507

River City Racing Club
P.O. Box 3471
Evansville, IN 47733

Three Rivers Scale Model Boat Club
Captain Jerry Mendenhall
5126 Northcrest Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
219-484-1952
hometown.aol.com
Email: PopsToyShop@aol.com

Admirals of Indianapolis
Dave Hampton
6116 Albury Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46236
www.indyadmirals.org
Alt: John Louk 317-844-0692

Indy Model Boat Club
Bernard Bathauer
Indianapolis, IN
317-861-3628


KANSAS


Kansas City Square Riggers Modeling Association
John Zaiger
3521 N. Park Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64116
816-452-3816
Email: j.zaiger@att,net
Website: kcsquareriggers.org


LOUISIANA


SubCommittee
Lester Hopper
3530 Mimosa Court
New Orleans, LA 70131

Red River Racing Association
Don Stamper
Shreveport, LA

Lake Area Racers
A.K. Newlin
Sulphur, LA
813-478-3632


MASSACHUSETTS


Minuteman Model Yacht Club
George Carney
35 Lakeview Avenue
Bellingham, MA 20219
508-883-8401

USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild
Carlo DiPersio, First Mate
Website: www.usscmsg.org
Email: info@usscmsg.org

New England Model Engineering Society
Ron Ginger
17 Potter Road
Framingham, MA 01701

U.S. Vintage Model Yacht Group
John Snow
78 East Orchard Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Website: www.usvmyg.org
Email: boebert@swcp.com

Marine Modelers Club of New England
Medway, MA
Website: www.marinemodelers.org

Merrimack Valley Ship Model Club / MVSMC
Unitarian Universalist Church
26 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Meetings: Second Saturday of the Month, 8:00am, Lower Level Church Hall
President: Kevin Cote
Contact: Tim Murphy
Phone: 978.922.5958
Email: dd743@icloud.com
Website: mvsmc.org
Focus: All levels and forms of ship modeling

Cape Ann Ship Modeler’s Guild
Brad Bigelow
103 Phillips Ave.
Rockport, MA 01966
978-546-3393
Email: biggie16@gis.net

Springfield Model Boat Club
Bob Bisi
99 Island Pond Road
Springfield, MA 01118
413-733-2165


MARYLAND


Maryland Attack Group
Martin Hayes
1113 Crestview Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-757-5593

Queen’s Own North Atlantic Fleet
Baltimore, MD
Independent 1:72 Scale Combat Warship Club

Greater Montgomery County Maryland Model Boaters
Jim Snell
11017 Treva Court
Germantown, MD 20876
301-972-1993

USNA Ship Model Society
Gordon Rowse
877 South Shore Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21060

Scale Ship Modeler’s Association
Matt O’Neil
1880 Emmanuel Church Road
Huntington, MD 20639

Model Sailing Club and Model Guild
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
P.O. Box 636
Saint Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-2916

Solomons Island Model Boat Club
Calvert Marine Museum
P.O. Box 97
Solomons, MD 20688
410-326-6062
Len Addis


MAINE


Down East Shipmodelers Guild
Martin Feldman
Bath, ME
207-596-7266

Greater Portland Radio Controlled Boaters
Mike Jasulo
P.O. Box 1496
Scarborough, ME 04070
207-883-8303


MICHIGAN


Michigan Scale Model Boat Club
3461 State Rd.
Hillsdale, MI 49242
www.michiganmodelboats.com
R/C scale models

Great Lakes Modeling Association
Jeffrey W. Churill
533 Jefferson
Marine City, MI 48039
www.greatlakesmodeling.com

Great Lakes Nautical Society
Meet at The Great Lakes Maritime Center, First Wednesday of each month, 3:00 pm.
Vantage Point
51 Water Street
Contact Secretary Doug Abbott
810.327.2016
Email: drabbott@comcast.net
Website: glns.org
Facebook: Great Lakes Nautical Society

Michigan Miniature Mariners
Michael Trottier
P.O. Box 69017
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069
810-471-6967

Mid-Michigan Scale Model Ship Association
Tom Kasinec
10129 Point-O-Woods Drive
Portage, MI 49002
616-323-3102


MINNESOTA


Edina Model Yacht Club
Dale Johnson
Edina, MN
www.emyc.org


MISSOURI


Gateway Model Ship Crafters
Howie Smith
3536 Argonne Forest Dr.
Florissant, MO 63034
314-837-5653
Email: argonne7@sbcglobal.net


MONTANNA


Great Lakes Warship Combat Club
John Clippert
Birmingham, MO
313-647-2387

St. Louis Admirals Model Boat Club
Jane Rivers - Benefied
25 Treebeard Circle
St. Charles, MO 63138
Email: herent1967@yahoo.com

Kansas City Square Riggers Modeling Association
John Zaiger
3521 N. Park Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64116
816-452-3816
Email: j.zaiger@att,net
Website: kcsquareriggers.org

St. Louis Thunderboaters
Bill Zuber
3707 Herbert Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63114
314-426-0167


NEVADA


Sun City Summerlin Model Builders Club
Bruce Adams, Pres. - adams.bruce@sbcglobal.net - 702-463-9921
Steve Linder - 1st Vice Pres. - stevelinder@1969.usna.com - 702-242-9224
Call Bruce or Steve for dates and times.
Desert Vista Community Center
10360 Sun City Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89134

Northern Nevada Nitro Boaters
Mitch Vizenor
17395 Whippoorwill Lane
Reno, NV 89506
702-265-4864


NEW HAMPSHIRE


Upper Valley Ship Model Guild
Larry O’Toole
PO Box 197
Lime, NH 03768
802-785-2785
Email: tigaramal@msn.com
Meeting Location: Lebanon – Dartmouth/Hitchcock Medical Center


NEW JERSEY


South Jersey Model Boat Association
Fritz Hanaman
220 Pitney Road
Absecon, NJ 08201
609-266-863

Jersey Wave Busters
John Gill
16 Roosevelt Terrace
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
201-770-1784

Garden State Model Boaters
Dave Kammerer
371 Euclid Ave.
Manasquan, NJ 08736
www.gsmb.webs.com

AMYA Fleet 094
T. Coe
4 Arthur Court
Medford, NJ 08055
609-953-8973

The Ship Model Society of New Jersey
Chuck Passaro
Roseland Library
20 Roseland Ave.
Roseland, NJ
6:45-8:45 PM
201-507-5310
Website: www.shipmodelsocietyofnewjersey.org

Task Force 100
Don Baysic
P.O. Box 425
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
609-267-6136

South Orange Seaport Society
John Gill
5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ 07079
201-770-1784
www.angelfire.com/n3j/sos

Mercer County R/C Model Boat Club
Bob Toth Sr.
23 Manor House Drive
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-771-9368

Commodores RC/Scale Model Boat Club
James Preston
410 Inman Terrace
Willow Grove, NJ 19090
215-657-6919


NEW MEXICO


Duke City Model Yacht Club
Website: http://www.dcmyc.org


NEW YORK


Shipcraft Guild of New York
Dan Pariser
75 Livingston Street, No. 10-A
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-855-1720
Website: www.shipcraftguild.org
Email: ShipModel@aol.com

Great Lakes Model Boat Association
Buffalo, NY
905-270-0874 Umbrella group of model boat clubs in the Southern Ontario and Buffalo, New York area
Bob Farrant
2211 Sherobee Rd., #1909
Mississauga, ON Canada L5A 2H5

Long Island Ship Model Society
Ed. Mostowicz
27 Brook Place
East Islip, NY 11730
631-581-3065
Email: sheetblock@aol.com

Southern Tier New York R/C Model Boaters
Pete Forcier
RD3. Del.95 – 2858 Harris Hill Road
Elmira, NY 14903
607-562-3409

Buffalo Model Boat Club
John Powalski
P.O.Box 453
Getzville, NY 14068
716-487-8223

Buffalo Model Powerboat Club
Karl Kalb
2960 Pearce Road
N. Tonawanda, NY 14120
716-731-9717

Ship Lore & Model Club
Norman Brouwer, South Street Seaport Museum
207 Front Street
New York, NY 10038

Long Island Model Yacht Club
Jim Dempsey
29 Bayside Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
516-767-0664

The Model Shipwright Guild of Western New York
Meets 9AM on second Saturday of month @
Military History Society of Western New York
250 N. Goodman St/ 2nd floor
Rochester, NY 14607
Joe Lorenzo
685-766-4661
Website: www.modelshipwrightguildwny.org
Email: jlorenzo2@rochester.rr.com

Willowbrook Watt Wizards
Joseph Savage
Staten Island, NY
718-743-0398

Syracuse Model Boat Club
Gerald Masters
6895 Peck Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13209
315-635-3036

Robert Schmidt
4036 Marlton Circle
Liverpool, NY 13090
315-451-4775

Western New York Model Powerboat Club
Mike Wangler
521 Morgan Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150
716-695-2096

Empire State Model Mariners
Lou Limongelli
144-10 22nd Road
Whitestone, NY 11751


NORTH CAROLINA


Carolina Maritime Society
North Carolina Maritime Museum
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
919-728-7317


OHIO


ShipWrights of Central Ohio
William E. Nyberg
2596 Northwest Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43221-3345
Email: shipwright@wowway.com

Maumee Valley Model Boat Club
Jim Bragg
913 Towerview Dr.
Oregon, OH 43619


OKLAHOMA


Tulsa Ship Modeler’s Society
Dan Allis
1631 East 31st Street
Tulsa, OK 74105

Oklahoma City Model Boat Association
Shawn Thompson
P.O. Box 850004
Yukon, OK 73085
405-728-7553


OREGON


Portland Model Power Boat Association
Bob Muller
16216 SE Hearthwood Drive
Clackamas, OR 97015
503-650-8179

Emerald R/C Boats
Dale Remiro
Eugene, OR
503-689-6945

Nautical Society of Oregon Model Shipwrights
Robert Eric Adams, President
3811 N. Michigan Ave.
Portland, OR 97227-1148
503-280-0982
Email: rericadams@comcast.net


PENNSYLVANIA


Ships of Scale Club
John Mansky
344 West Kline Avenue
Lansford, PA 18232
717-645-5820

Philadelphia Ship Model Society
Patricia Leaf
433 Summer Ave.
Edgewater, NJ 08010
609-387-0667
Email: pjlebl@att.net

Valley Forge Model Ship Society
Ernest Morris
R.D.4, Box 82, Spring City Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
215-948-8107

Task Force 50
Tom Foller
RD No. 6, Box 56
York, PA 17404
717-792-1831


TENNESSEE


Chattanooga Model Boat Club
Dave Amstutz
Chattanooga, TN
615-875-4063


TEXAS


North Texas Model Shipwrights
Clem Jensen
2822 Ripplewood Drive
Dallas, TX 75228
214-321-9135

North Texas Ship Modelers Club
John Bowen
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
www.northtexasshipmodelers.org

El Paso Dry Land Navy
“Stormy” Storm
El Paso, TX
915-598-7152

North Texas Model Power Boat Association
Bob Deavers
2736 St. Louis
Ft. Worth, TX 76110
817-923-0788

Gulf Coast Ship Modelers Society
Mark Lardas
170 Highland Terrace
League City, TX 77573
Email: marklardas@verizon.net

Houston Model Yacht Club
Todd Barnes
Houston, TX
713-641-1960

International R/C Warship Combat Club
D.W. Fluegel
3524 Gray Drive
Mesquite, TX 75150

Lone Star Model Boat Club
Bob Morrow
423 Shenandoah
Richmond, TX 77469
713-343-1102


UTAH


The Great Salt Lake Ship Modeling and Research Society
Ron Wilkinson
PO Box 782
Draper, UT 84020
801-523-6115
Email: bushman32@aol.com


VIRGINIA


Washington Ship Model Society
Vince McCullough
13899 Ferrara Court
Chantilly, VA 20151
Website: www.dcshipmodelsociety.org
Email: vincent.mccullough@ngc.com
Newsletter: The Lynx

Historical Miniatures Modeling Club
Brian Starkes
601 Bond Ave.
Chesapeake, VA 23323
804-487-3951

Hampton Roads Ship Model Society
Tom Saunders
11 Eldorado Court
Hampton, VA 23669
757-850-0580
Website: www.hrsms.org
Email: info@hrsms.org


WASHINGTON


American Hydro Electric Yachting Association
Lyle Bowman
10822 E. Riverside Drive, A-205
Bothell, WA 98011
206-481-0905

Queen’s Own Scale Model Warship Club
7617 67th Avenue NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Spokane Sail Scale & Steam Model Boats Club
Don Hartley
3928 East Lane Park Road, No. 43
Mead, WA 99021

Skagit Valley Scale Shipmodelers
Keith Schermerhor
1522 South 7th
Mt. Vernon, WA 98283
360-336-9537

Northwest R/C Ship Modelers
21426 NE 16th Street
Redmond, WA 98053

Puget Sound Ship Modelers
Floyd Kershner – President
15318 241st Street SE
Snohomish, WA 98296
Email: fnkershner@earthlink.net

Lilac City Model Boat Club
Mike Shane
S. 6217 Thor Court
Spokane, WA 99223

Puget Sound Model Boat Club
David Frank
8907 34th Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98409
206-588-9563


WISCONSIN


Badgers of Wisconsin
Gary Mueller
29306 Durand Avenue
Burlington, WI 53105
414-763-7744

Wisconsin Scale Boating Association
Les Walczak, President
3317 W Bottsford Ave.
Greenfield, WI 53221
414-282-2024

La Crosse R/C Model Boat Club
Scott King
5836 Cedar Lane
La Crosse, WI 54601