A pair of beautiful hand-carved teak quarterboards made for Whisper, a Fleming Yacht outfitted by Burr Yacht Sales in Edgewater, Maryland. First, the boards are cut and shapes, with beveled edges. Next, our carver, Howard Rogers, tools the letters by hand and delivers the boards to use for varnish and finishing. Next, our artists apply gold leaf by hand. Before that, the letters require sanding and one coat of gesso to smooth them out a bit. At that point, the letters receive one coat of size.
We polish the gold leaf letters with soft cotton
When the size becomes tacky, we stick the gold leaf onto them. The gold leaf letters dry slowly, and then we polish them with soft cotton and use the dark outline by hand with a fine lettering brush. Finally, the boards need more varnish, a few coats under the lettering, and more above. With regular upkeep of the varnish, these boards will last a lifetime. If you would like to purchase quarterboards for your yacht, please call us or contact us by email. Also, please take a moment to review our site. We also offer custom boat lettering, custom life rings, and many other exciting custom signs and services. Thank you!
We make Quarterboards, Life Rings, and Gold Leaf Boat Names Too.
- Gold Leaf Yacht Lettering – Audrey
- Gold Leaf Boat Lettering – Top Shelf
- Gold Leaf Yacht Lettering – Compass Rose
- Custom Life Rings – Alligator
- Personalized Life Ring – Gale Ann