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Ship Conversion

Ship Conversion

The Phoenix can represent vessels from a wide range of historical periods spanning many centuries, from the 15th through to the early 20th century.  We can also source and convert any other vessel which may be required for a production.

Often, minimal conversions can successfully alter the appearance, previous examples include:-



The addition of a funnel on one of our ships and minimal dressing transformed the vessel into Shackleton's Endurance






Paddle wheels were added to the Phoenix for the film adaptation of 'Great Expectations'


Other, more extensive conversions include the transformation of the Phoenix and another vessel for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto

Davits to hold the small whale boats were added to Phoenix for In the Heart of the Sea


For 'Amazing Grace' the ship was 'aged' to become the dilapidated slave ship 'Madagascar'



Phoenix's stern converted for the Norwegian production 'Captain Sabretooth'