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Mr Hodges said it was a special day for the three of them because of their previous nautical involvement.
"Tony has a background in boat building, Roy spend two years in the navy and has been involved in sailing, and I have done some sailing and a lot of boat building over the years."
The display featured a large model yacht which Mr Hodges had built a full-size version of when he was working.
Other residents contributed to their project by making a fleet of paper yachts.
It took about a week to bring everything together, he said.
"We all felt it was inspiring and nice to work as a team with our various abilities.
"It really has been a lovely project for the older people here."