Queen Mary 2 update!

My model of Queen Mary 2 had been updated to reflect her new look, following her refit in June of last year. Although this version is not yet available for download I hope to have it available soon. Here is a look at the updated QM2 in Virtual Sailor…


FREE GIVEAWAY: Coming Soon!!!

For some time now many of you have been asking on facebook and by email about the prospect of an opportunity of getting one of my exclusive payware models, for FREE!!! I am pleased to announce that plans are in the works for just such an undertaking! In order to be entered to win you MUST LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE, as this will be the platform from which all of the information will be distributed regarding the upcoming giveaways! And yes I did say “giveaways” there will be more than one! But only people who like my facebook page will be eligible to win!

So if you are interested in a FREE payware model from my website please LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE and await future updates regarding the giveaways!!!



Miguel Murdoch: 3D Maritime Design




We’ve Got The “Fun”!

Proud to announce that work had begun on yet another legendary liner to grace the virtual seas. She will be the third and final installment in my “Pioneer” series. Which consist of the Pacific Princess, the SS Norway 1980, and finally the original ship of the Carnival Cruise Line… T.S.S MARDI GRAS!

So as a “thank you” for your continued support and interest in my models I would like to share a sneak peak of the next vessel on the miguelMURDOCH production line: The “Fun Ship” Mardi Gras”!!!


“In 33 Wochen eine Lady”


I am proud to formally announce that the next installment of the SS Norway is now in full development! This model will return the legendary Norway to her 1980 livery, as she would have appeared on her maiden voyage in the spring of 1980. After weeks of pouring through historical photographs, plans, and video the model is now nearing completion. Here is a look at the progress so far…


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“Happy Birthday to ME!”

Just recently I was lucky enough to celebrate my 28th birthday! I mention this because of the very unusual birthday cake that my aunt was kind enough to get me. It is an almost exact replica of a Cunard captains hat. But it is totally eatable! When I first saw it I was totally amazed, so I thought it would share it with all of you as well. Hope you enjoy, and sorry I am unable to share a piece with you all online. Although I regret to admit that I have been neglecting my blog in recent weeks, I am making plans to start regular blog post in addition to my future models and endejors. So stay tuned, the best is yet to come!



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“The Love Boat soon will be making another run…”


11The legendary “Love Boat” was launched in 1970 at Nordseewerke Ship Building in West Germany as “Sea Venture” for the Norwegian owned Flagship Cruises. During her time with Flagship Cruises the “Sea Venture” sailed between New York and Bermuda, fulfilling a contract between the line and the government of Bermuda. In April of 1974 “Sea Venture” played a crucial role in the rescue of 1,600 passengers from the “Queen Elizabeth 2”.  Following a boiler failure and subsequent turbine shutdown which left the great Cunarder adrift for three days.



7She would eventually be sold to P&O in the mid-1970s and subsequently transferred to Princess Cruise Line in 1977. That same year Princess Cruise Line executives agreed to allow the ship to be used in a new ABC sitcom “The Love Boat”, produced by Aaron Spelling. During the series run from 1977-1986 “The Love Boat” sailed into the homes, and hearts, of millions around the world as she carried viewers to exotic destinations each week. The effect of the series on the cruise industry endures to this day.Suddenly the average couple from Kansas or Montana, who would have had no previous exposure to cruising, were booking a cruise as their next vacation. Following 25 successful years with Princess Cruise Line the “Pacific Princess” retired in 2002. Her latter years as the “Pacific” were far less glamorous and eventually lead to scrapping on the sands of a Turkish beach in 2013.


10So just to make if official, I AM BUILDING The Love Boat!!! Yet another maritime icon is being forever immortalized in virtual reality with the production of a model in honor of the great ship, “Pacific Princess”!

The Love Boat soon will be making another run!!!”






Coming in 2017…

HUGE announcement concerning a new project I now have in production. Big thanks to Andrew Hensley for all the help and expertise shooting and editing the video into the masterpiece it is. Please take a moment to share with anyone that you think may be interested in the new project!


MIGUEL MURDOCH VAULT is now available!!!

After years of request, what so many of you have been asking for has arrived, the Miguel Murdoch Vault is now available. Simply follow the link below and you will be granted instant access to all the models currently available in the Miguel Murdoch Vault FOR FREE! Currently available are: Caronia, Queen Elizabeth 2(as she appeared in 1985), Island Princess, Pacific Sun, SS Norway V1, V2, and V3. As time progresses more models will be added to the Miguel Murdoch Vault, including the future release of the Carnival Ecstacy for Virtual Sailor. So please come and join us as an exclusive member of the Miguel Murdoch Vault and be sure and bookmark the page so you can keep up with the latest news and add-ons!






Miguel Murdoch Vault in Development

The opening of my new website, earlier this month, has been the realization of a long time personal dream of mine. To create a single location where everyone can locate all of my models in one convenient location: SS Norway, Queen Mary 2, and now the Disney Wonder. The release of the Disney Wonder last week was another landmark. As many of you may recall the first ship I ever published on the Quality Simulations Library, way back in 2006, was a very elementary version of the Disney Magic. So it seems quite fitting that the latest model available is a true recreation of the Disney Magic’s sister ship the Disney Wonder.

Having now completed the Disney Wonder I am now redirecting my attention to the development of the brand new “Miguel Murdoch Vault” which will include many of my classic models from years gone by. As well as several previously unreleased models which were originally intended for my personal use only. But now they will be available exclusively in the “Miguel Murdoch Vault” by popular demand. Many of you have messaged me over the years requesting that such a database be compiled. I am ecstatic to be able to tell you that the Vault should be up and running within a few short weeks.

In addition to the development of the Vault as well as the site in general I am continuing to work on several future models including Queen Elizabeth 2. Work has also commenced on yet another maritime legend… never before seen in virtual waters… There will be much more information about that project and much more in the weeks and months to come. So stay tuned and keep sailing!


“A Whole New World”

Today marks the official opening of my new website. After several hours of effort miguelmurdoch.com seems to be up and running as intended. It is my hope that in the months and years to come this website will become the primary hub for all things related to my models and work. Located under the download section are the links to my Virtual Sailor add-ons, and at the bottom of the page you will find links to both the Facebook and Youtube accounts.