20 years ago Abordage started its venture. Nowadays, thanks to a ship model making experience, Abordage is the international reference in professional terminology.
As manufacturer, Abordage employs highly skilled craftsmen who work only with the finest materials. Hundreds of hours go into making each model, from the original lofting of plans to the finishing touches. Hull construction is either hand laid-up resin or plank on bulkhead with a selection of precious wood. Deck details are reproduced with custom-made brass and chromed brass castings. Hand sanded hulls are finished with marine varnishes and polyurethane paint.
We are not building kits.
An Abordage Model is a source of endless pleasure, as already experienced by thousands of proud owners all around the world. A team of 35 ship model makers whose skills are no longer in dispute:
Competences and painstaking attention to detail that come from 20 years of experience: realization of all kind of boats, more than 3000 models built
An uncompromising selection of the noblest materials
A meticulous inventory from the best suppliers: (sails from North Sails, Riva's leather cushions from Riva itself
A made-to-measure work: all fitting pieces are at the exact scale
Our team is tuned in to you: our skills allow us to do our utmost to give you satisfaction
Is your order missing an item? Please check the entire box, down to the bottom and under the packing foam. Did your order contain plexiglas panels ? Please double check because of the cardboard colored protective film that may confused you.
We want these wonderful models to arrive on time and in perfect condition. Unfortunately, defective or damaged products do occasionally occur. Don't worry! We'll do our best to remedy the situation quickly and at no expense to you.
First, we need defective or damaged items to be reported within 14 days of the original ship date.
Next, DO NOT ship the item back to us. CONTACT US for instructions. Depending on the item, we will ship a replacement.
Finally, please note that we do not pay for return shipping costs unless pre-approved by an Abordage Customer Care Representative and the approval is noted on the original order in our system.
Unfortunately, we've had customers who claim to have received damaged products in order to receive a free return label from us. Because of this, we withhold credit until the item is returned and inspected. If it is determined that the item(s) is not damaged, we reserve the right to charge the billing party for the cost of return shipping. The cost of return shipping is determined by our shipping carriers and is based on the package weight, dimensions and shipping origin and destination.
Abordage does not charge or collect sales tax. We are pleased to offer tax-free on all orders !
Duties and taxes are not reflected in our prices. The carriers will charge the recipient all applicable duties, taxes and/or brokerage fees at the time of delivery. For information about duties, taxes and/or brokerage fees, you may contact your local customs office or the carrier that delivers your package.
I WANT TO TRACK MY ORDER ! HOW SHOULD I DO ?
Before the shipment you will receive a tracking number. Then go to www.ups.com and track your order.
We used to dispatch by UPS Air Freight Expedited Service. Orders that ship via UPS EXPEDITED SERVICE typically arrive within 5 - 10 business days.
Abordage does not assume responsibility for orders with incorrect shipping addresses. Orders with incorrect shipping addresses may be re-routed by UPS or returned to Abordage as undeliverable. If the shipment is re-routed by UPS a U$10.00 UPS charge is assessed to the billing party. The billing party is also responsible for any additional shipping fees. Please DO NOT FORGET to give your PHONE NUMBER when you order.
Abordage does not ship to PO BOX
As soon as you place your order on our website, Abordage will advise you about the delivery time.
If an item is available we dispatch it in one week.
Otherwise within 3 - 4 weeks.
Call our toll free number: + 1877. 779. 0114 for the US zone
Call our french phone number: + 33. 8. 70. 44. 66. 70 for the European zone.
Or write to: [email protected]
We want you to be entirely satisfied with purchase made at Abordage. If you're not happy we welcome your return or exchange within 14 DAYS OF THE ORIGINAL SHIP DATE as long as the following criteria are met:
The item(s) were purchased from ABORDAGE.
The item(s) is new and unused with no signs of wear or use.
The item is a mass product not a custom product.
Did you receive a damaged or defective item? Please see instructions above.
SEND US YOUR RETURN
For your protection and to help ensure you get a full refund, we recommend the following:
Use the original packaging materials and box.
Ship the return with UPS.
1-2 weeks upon receipt and inspection Abordage will issue a refund of the purchase price paid less any shipping charges if applicable.
The original purchasing credit card is issued a refund within 5 business days of receipt of product(s). It typically takes 1-5 additional business days for the refund to post or appear on a credit card statement.
Items received as gifts are eligible for store credit or item exchange.
Shipping is not refundable unless there was an error on our part.
If the order being returned took advantage of a promotion, i.e., free shipping or a coupon, the value of the promotion will be deducted from the refund.
Refused shipments/orders will be subject to a $10 fee and may be assessed an additional 25% restocking fee. The assessment will be deducted from the refund amount.
All returned orders may be subject to a 25% restocking fee, due to damage incurred by customer, or poor repackaging of returned items. The assessment will be deducted from the refund amount.