How the obsession with maritime antiques and nautical collectables began........

Clipper Maritime Antiques was born from a seafaring family and a love for all things nautical.

My father was a Merchant Seaman and Chief Engineer aboard the famous Harrison line fleet of steamships, so i guess there was already saltwater in the blood. I became obsessed with nautical brass and shipwreck treasures after learning to Scuba Dive in the late 80's. I spent all my spare time researching, locating and diving Cornish shipwrecks. SCUBA diving is an adventurous and exciting hobby and when mixed with the history and mystery of shipwrecks, it becomes intoxicating. with this came a passion for ship's fittings and nautical items.