AN award-wining Huddersfield firm has really pushed the boat out.
Lockwood-based KD Decoratives has created a spectacular Christmas display for a shopping centre in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
And the centrepiece is a magnificent ship - complete with mast and rigging.
The company, which was named Kirklees Business of the Year this summer, has provided a winter scene depicting an ice-locked ship in a polar harbour.
The display also features automated characters, including sailors, polar bears and penguins as well as an ice castle.
Workmen were putting the finishing touches to the ship yesterday.
KD chairman Richard Kitchen-Dunn said: "The display is going into a massive grotto at the shopping centre.
"We have been working on it for about two months."
The ship was fashioned from polystyrene, fibreglass and metal and is being transported in parts to the shopping centre where the display will be assembled by KD staff.
KD has provided Christmas displays for the Milton Keynes shopping centre for the past six years.
Installation will begin in late October.
Mr Kitchen-Dunn said: "It is one of 50 or 60 jobs in progress for Christmas.
"We have been busy since January with customers lining up waiting for displays."
KD Decoratives, founded 26 years ago by Mr Kitchen-Dunn and his wife Gloria, makes spectacular displays for shopping centres, theme parks, museums airports and cruise liners.