About Us


Bobato exists since 1992 when Mr. Kadress Soobaroyen started to make ship models in a small place at Vacoas, during that time the business grow up and have built a large collections of models boats for customers. He settled up his own company La Flotte ltd in the year 2000 and move to a new place at 53A, sir John Pope Henessy St. Curepipe, Mauritius Island. Over the years the company have realized many Custom models boats built and Historical models.
The company provide a highly service customer’s needs.
Mauritius Handcrafted Ship Models

We invite you to browse our wide range of models boats, Marine Gift. La Flotte Ltee (BOBATO) is a renowned company having more than twenty years of experienced. A team of 12 persons dedicated in the manufacturing wooden models boats. Our team specialized to build models boats and molding pieces, turning brass, wooden pieces, such as Cannon, Winch, Deadeyes, Anchors, and Figureheads also.

Our boat Models

Original plans are used to build the historical model boats (frigates). We make it a duty respecting the maximum detail when constructing a boat from start to finish. Each plan is carefully studied, with measurements, pattern making and details taken into consideration. We sell via our showroom (in Mauritius Island) and through our website with all models inspected thoroughly before packing and despatch to their respective destination. We are constantly striving to better serve our clients by producing replica model boats, nautical decor and marine gifts at affordable prices. We are proud of our business and guarantee total satisfaction with our products and services.

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Skill Workshop

Our workshop has twelve skilled craftsmen / cabinet makers. Their experience over the years is why La Flotte Ltee ( BOBATO ) is renowned for its well defined and accurate models such as modern boats and ships , modern yachts including J class, motor boats, historical ships, modern military, liners and cruise ships, maritime explorer ships and maritime school ships. Our artisans even work from images supplied to replicate custom range boats as plans are often not available. They redraw the hull ‘skeleton’. keel and all pieces found on the deck of the boat based on these images.

Refined Material Used

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For the wooden parts such as hull, mast and other pieces we use teak, rosewood, ebony, oak and wenge. The metal accessories such as propeller, winch, cannon and gun port are made in solid brass. Cotton cloth is used for the sails and the rigging from cotton and nylon treated with beeswax. Most often the finished product is painted and varnished according to the client’s specification. For a painted model we place a layer of fiberglass on the wooden hull before painting for a better finish. For a varnished model we use clear varnish.

For boat owners, shipyards and collectors, we are available to provide you with a quotation.