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WELCOME TO Bobato Ship Models

Bobato exists since 1992, when Mr. Kadress Soobaroyen began making models of boats in a small place in Vacoas. Meanwhile, the company grew and built an extensive collection of boat models for its customers. In 2000, he set up his own business, La Flotte Ltd., and moved to new premises at 53A, Sir John Pope Henessy st. Curepipe, Mauritius. Over the years, the company has made many models of custom boats and historic models.

The company provides customers with quality service.

Models of Mauritian craft boats

We invite you to browse our wide range of models of boats, Gifts Marine. La Flotte Ltd.. (BOBATO) is a renowned company with more than twenty years of experience. A team of 12 people in the manufacture of wooden models. They specialize in the construction of boat models and also mold parts, brass and wood turning, such as Cannons, Winch, Propellers, Pulleys, Capstan, Anchor, Prow Figure, Grating.


They work on original plans for the realization of the models of historical boats (Frégate). Each plan is studied meticulously the measurements, size and details are taken into consideration. We make a point of honor to respect as much as possible the details of the models, the hull until the finish. We sell in our showroom (in Mauritius) and via the website. We carefully inspected is packed to be shipped to its respective destination. To better serve our customers by producing replica boats, nautical decorations and marine gifts at affordable prices. We are proud of our activities and guarantee a total satisfaction of our products and services.


Our workshop has twelve cabinetmakers. They have been experienced in recent years, which is why LA FLOTTE LTEE (bobato) is famous for its modern boat models such as historic boat models, modern sailboats, motor boats, modern yacht, warships, cruise ships , military boats and custom boats that are well defined and accurate. Our artisans even work on images to reproduce custom patterns, because plans are not often available. From there, we redraw the hull ” the chord, the keel and all the pieces that are on the deck of the boat from these pictures.


Our boats are different types of wood: hull, mast and parts in teak, rose, ebony, oak and wenge, etc. The spare parts of the boat are solid brass such as Helices, Winch, Cannons. The figurehead, Anchors and all decorations are metal molds (zinc). Cotton fabrics are used as veils and cotton yarns as well as nylon that are waxed with beeswax for rigging. Most of the time, the finishes are painted and varnished according to the customer. For painted models, we put a layer of fiberglass on the wooden shell before painting for a better finish and a solid shell. For varnished models, we use natural clear varnish.

The owners of the boats, the shipyards or enthusiasts of the old rigs model boats we are at your disposal for a quote.