Tom Perkins 1932-2016

Image from Yachting World article June 14th 2016

Tom was our biggest advocate. True to his reputation, he pushed us to do the impossible - more than once. The results of his endless drive have made an incredible splash the world over. These ripples continue to push ahead of his time. He will be sincerely missed.

~ the Yacht Model Team


"Rob Eddy is the world's finest builder of yacht models. He has done four models for me, the Andromeda La Dea, Mariette, Atlantide, and Maltese Falcon. I am always astonished and delighted with the results. Unlike the models from virtually all others, a photograph of an Eddy model cannot be distinguished from a photograph of the real thing. The eye is so acute in spotting errors in detail, that only the perfection of an Eddy model passes this ultimate test."


"Rob is a jeweler, and he is adept at creating all the metal work to a jeweler's standard. He works in gold, and then disguises the surface to resemble whatever surface is required; a galvanized anchor is really a piece of golden jewelry!"


"An 'Eddy' model stands the test of time! I have never experienced a need for maintenance. These are timeless museum pieces which will be treasured for generations."


~Tom Perkins

John K. Brown

Jack's commission of Stormy launched Reuben into mastery of the craft.

Jack's kindness and support for educational opportunities accelerated Reuben's ability to grow into the role of business partner in a profound way. Today after reaching our 50 year milestone Classic Yacht Models is planning the succession of these high-end skills. The “Stormy” model continues to play a role in preserving the fine art of our craft.


"I owned 'Stormy', a classic S&S sloop, for a decade.  The decision to sell was bittersweet, but practical, as we no longer had the time for sailing.  By turning to Rob Eddy, we found an imaginative way to keep this lovely creature in our family.  At that time, Rob was looking for a project that would advance the skills of his long-time apprentice, Reuben Brown. 'Stormy' was it.

A classic CCA-rule Marconi sloop is, by her nature, a triumph of beautiful form.  Not a lot of gadgetry. Her bright mahogany topsides and laid teak deck emphasize the flowing lines.  Reuben executed these elements flawlessly in a model just 25 inches long.  The details are perfect too, from the butterfly hatch in the foredeck to the cockpit instruments, standing rigging, and deck hardware – mostly executed in silver-plated gold.

 The model has given much pleasure to all who see it.  And I am pleased that the project helped a young man develop further mastery of deeply impressive skills."


   ~ Jack Brown