Crafting Memories: Our Custom Nautical Chart Creation Process

As water enthusiasts continue to seek unique ways to express their connection to the sea, Sea & Soul’s handcrafted charts offer a timeless and meaningful option. We are passionate about crafting personalized treasures that are passed down through generations. Our design process is where the magic truly happens.  Offering several options for stains, frames and water colors allows our customers to bring their vision to life, ensuring that the final product is a true reflection of the owner’s taste.  Artisans can also collaborate closely to incorporate personalized elements that hold sentimental value. Whether it’s engraving the coordinates of an engagement on special beach or including a family name and established year of a lifetime on the lake, the option of customization adds an extra layer of significance to the chart, transforming it into a cherished keepsake.

Whether as a gift for a loved one or a treat for oneself, a custom Sea & Soul Chart is a tangible link to the past and a celebration of the future.


After you place your order, Anna and our team of artists go to work getting all of the details just right – like size, area, color and important points on interest.


While the artist begins drawing your project, Bob and his team at the wood shop in Wisconsin start producing the frame and gathering the raw materials for your nautical art.


When the artwork is completed and approved, it is forwarded to the woodshop where it is laser engraved and cut. From there it gets sanded smooth and goes to assembly where stain color is applied and the chart is assembled by hand.


After assembly, your custom art goes to the finishing booth where a professional lacquer clear coat is applied to protect it. After assembly and finishing, the chart is now married to the previously completed and finished frame making it a completed heirloom to be enjoyed for years to come.