Name Boards for ships and private yachts
Carved name boards with gold leaf and ornate decorations around them are as traditional as figureheads.
Here you see my own as an example carved in teak wood and the gold leaf all covered in varnish to make it easiest to keep clean of the diesel exhaust near by. The very classic designed sea mermaids from old navigation chart decorations are also carved in teak. The lettering is incise carved in a "V" shape and outlined in black pinstriping.