We make beautifully carved teak name boards. For example, Calypso is the name of a new Fleming Yacht. Designs & Signs handles most of the boat lettering at Burr Yacht Sales in Edgewater, Maryland. Fleming makes a beautiful boat, so it follows that their names and name boards should be too. Every luxury cruising yacht needs a pair of carved teak boards made by hand. Installers mount one board on each side of the vessel.
Who makes the carved teak name boards
Travis Brandon designs all of the boards and boat names. He provides fonts and drawings to buyers, and he revises drawings as needed. Howard Rogers carves the letters by hand, and Brendon J. Brandon applies gold leaf and the outline. Travis also does most of the final clear coats. He uses spar varnish with a final topcoat of sprayed spar urethane. Both products are oil-based and compatible.
As your carve teak name boards become weathered, you will occasionally want to give them a light sanding and another coat of varnish or urethane. We recommend sprayable oil-based spar urethane because you can find it at hardware stores, and it is relatively easy to use.
In Greek mythology, Calypso is the daughter of the Titan, Atlas. Calypso is a nymph from the mythical island of Ogygia. In Homer’s Odyssey, Calypso fell in love with and entertained the Greek hero Odysseus on the island for seven years. She even promised him immortality as her husband. In the end, Odysseus’s need to get back to his wife, Penelope , and reclaim his throne as the King of Ithaca was too strong. It required the intervention of the almighty Zeus to send the god Hermes and ask Calypso to release Odysseus finally. As noted in Hesiod’s Theogony (c. 700 BC), Calypso also bore Odysseus two sons, Nausithous and Nausinous.
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