All canoes in the section Work are available for order (With the exception of the Samoan canoes with Mother of Pearl inlay work.) Lead time to deliver pieces can vary from a few days to a few months depending on the size and complexity of the project. The miniature models in the Boutique are in stock and readily available.


Miniature models in the Boutique start at $125 (plus S/H inside in the US). Contact the artist for pricing info on any other pieces. To buy online directly visit the Etsy store.


A 20 to 30 % down payment is requested when ordering, or when commissioning a work. Balance, plus S/H to be paid upon completion of work. Photos will be emailed when the piece is complete, and ready for shipping. Payment accepted using Visa, Master Card or Paypal.


All models are shipped in sturdy, custom made wooden crates to ensure the safe arrival of the piece. All crates are fully insured, and sent via USPS, FedEx or other freight company, depending on the size of the piece. Crates are always shipped door to door. Shipping and handling charges are not inclusive and must be pre-paid.


It's recommended to display your new model in a show case. Keeping your model dust-free will keep it looking as beautiful as the day you took it out of the crate. Custom cases and display tables are not included in the model's price, with the exception of the 12 inch Hokule'a, which comes with a custom show case.


Commissions are accepted for any type of Oceanic canoe from any period, as well as contemporary catamaran and trimaran. Prices vary according to size, complexity, type of finish, and level of detail. A detailed set of information will be required to issue a "Pro-Forma" quote. Contact Francis for a free quote.


Damages must be reported to the artist and shipper within 3 days of receipt of goods. Depending on the level of damage, the item will either need to be handed over to the shipper in accordance with his instructions, or sent back to the artist at the customer's expense within 7 days of receipt. When sending back, the item will need to be packed or crated in exactly the same manner as it was received. The customer should not try to repair any damaged item before sending it back to the artist.