Nautical Instruments

While electronic navigation chart advances are an important milestone in the science of nautical navigation, many mariners carry on the traditions associated with navigation by plotting a position and a course on a paper nautical chart. They accomplish this task using traditional marine navigation tools, including: compasses, chart dividers, rulers, protractors, sextants, chart plotters, binoculars, chronometers, star finders, and more.

Most large commercial ships use electronic navigation methods as they are required under the SOLAS convention to use ECDIS as the primary means of navigation. However, many navigation officers and smaller, recreational vessels continue to work with traditional nautical charts to navigate and plot their courses using the same basic, yet ingenious, nautical tools used by ocean-sailing mariners for centuries. It is important that mariners remain knowledgeable on the use of these navigation tools in case the need arises to use paper nautical charts. It is good seamanship for mariners to know how to use these nautical tools work and to pass on that information to the next generation. 

High-quality modern nautical tools also make great gifts for anyone with a love of maritime history. Any sailor who uses traditional navigation techniques would appreciate receiving these items as a gift. 

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  • $134.95 $165.95
    This traditionally styled oil wall lamp is a classy yet practical way to illuminate your vessel or make a nautical statement in your home. The Weems and Plath Atlantic Gimbal Lamp is crafted of solid brass. Accompanying the gimbal lamp is a brass smoke bell that can be mounted above the glass chi...
  • $141.95
    This traditionally styled Atlantic Chrome Gimbal Lamp is a classy yet practical way to illuminate your vessel or make a nautical statement in your home. This oil wall sconce is crafted of solid brass that is chrome-plated, and it mounts to a wall or boat bulkhead with the included chrome gimbal. ...
  • $65.95
    This Chrome Gimbal allows you to mount the Chrome Yacht Lamp (900) securely to the bulkhead of the boat so that no matter how rough the seas it will swing freely and remain upright.
  • $131.95
    The Chrome Mini Yacht Lamp is proof of the lasting beauty of fine craftsmanship combined with the finest materials. This small chrome yacht lamp is crafted of chrome plated solid cast and tooled brass. It can be mounted either from a wall bracket/hook (#951) or a wall mounted chrome gimbal (#405)...
  • $168.95
    This solid brass chrome plated Weems and Plath Yacht Lamp is styled after a traditional miner's lamp and is the perfect addition to any boat or coastal retreat. This oil lamp has been popular for over 30 years and truly sets the standard for traditional elegance. The Yacht Lamp can stand independ...
  • $56.95
    The soft glow of the Companion Lamp sets the mood for an elegant tabletop dinner. The base of this charming table lamp is crafted of solid cast brass that is polished and lacquered. It has a non-skid bottom with holes that can be used for permanent mounting on a table surface so it won't slide ar...
  • $257.95
    The Dutch-made 4 inch Anchor Oil Lamp is a versatile lamp that can be used both indoors and outdoors (flame will not blow out), and with the provided guide eyelets, it is also hoist-able. This Anchor Lamp is the smallest of the three sizes available and is constructed of solid brass with a polish...
  • $283.95
    The Dutch-made brass Anchor Oil Lamp is a versatile lamp that can be used both indoors and outdoors (flame will not blow out), and with the provided guide eyelets, it is also hoist-able. This Anchor Lamp is constructed of solid brass with a polished and lacquered finish to ensure a long lasting s...
  • $323.95
    The Dutch-made Anchor Oil Lamp is a versatile lamp that can be used both indoors and outdoors (flame will not blow out), and with the provided guide eyelets, it is also hoist-able. This Anchor Lamp is the largest of the three sizes available and is constructed of solid brass with a polished and l...
  • $187.95
    This Dutch-made Berth Lamp is an extremely versatile oil lamp because it is equipped with a gimbal that allows it to be mounted as a sconce on a bulkhead or wall, and then removed to be set on a horizontal surface. This beautiful solid brass lamp has a polished and lacquered finish to ensure a lo...
  • $177.95
    The Dutch-made brass Cargo Lantern is a versatile lamp that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Because of the glass panels that surround the oil burner, the flame will not blow out in a breeze. The Cargo Lamp can be set on a table or hung from the brass bail. The lamp is constructed of solid ...
  • $260.95
    The lasting beauty and timeless design of this oil Clipper Lamp will enhance the decor of any home or ship's cabin. The Clipper Lamp is solid brass with a polished and lacquered finish. The inside of the shade is white stove enamel. It is manufactured in Holland by Den Haan Rotterdam, a company t...
  • $355.95
    This antiqued copper lamp will dress up the entrance to your front door as its gentle amber glow lights the way for your guests. The Den Haan Rotterdam Copper Wall Anchor Lamp has an oxidized antique copper finish and a unique, amber color, individually blown glass lens. Den Haan Rotterdam, found...
  • $292.95
    The lasting beauty and timeless design of this Electric Trawler Lamp will enhance the decor of any home or ship's cabin. It is a very popular and versatile lamp that can stand on a table or be hung with a hook from the ceiling or bulkhead of a boat. It is a beautiful replica of interior lightning...
  • $183.95
    The Dutch-made Gimbal Oil Lamp is a beautiful brass sconce that mounts to a wall or boat bulkhead. The fuel font of this solid brass oil lamp is weighted so that in heavy seas it will swing easily when gimbal mounted to a bulkhead. Brass gimbal bracket and smoke bell accompany this lamp. The manu...
  • $163.95
    The warm light produced by the Den Haan Main Cabin Lamp is perfect for brightening the main salon of your boat or your waterfront cabin. The finish of this beautiful solid brass hanging oil lamp is polished and lacquered for a long lasting shine. The inside of the shade features a white stove ena...
  • $115.95
    This Dutch-made Pantry Lamp is a beautiful brass oil lamp that mounts to a wall or bulkhead with a mounting bracket that features a black stove enamel coating. The solid brass pantry lamp has a polished and lacquered finish to ensure a long lasting shine. The manufacturer of this Pantry Lamp, Den...
  • $310.95
    The lasting beauty and timeless design of this Oil Trawler Lamp will enhance the decor of any home or ship's cabin. It is a very popular and versatile lamp that can stand on a table or be hung with a hook from the ceiling or bulkhead of a boat. It is a beautiful replica of interior lightning foun...
  • $113.95
    This Dutch-made brass oil wall lamp is an authentic nautical sconce that mounts to a wall or boat bulkhead. The lamp is constructed of solid brass with a polished and lacquered finish to ensure a long lasting shine. The manufacturer of this oil wall lamp, Den Haan Rotterdam, was founded in Rotter...
  • $16.95 $20.95
    Odorless and smokeless when used as directed, this is the cleanest burning lamp fuel available. Our exclusive blend of highly refined liquid waxes is formulated to standards far above other lamp oils. This lamp fuel eliminates sooty build-up commonly associated with kerosene fuel. Very safe, wit...
  • $205.95
    The Mini Oil Trawler Lamp is a small version of the popular Den Haan Trawler Lamp (8201/O). It is the perfect size for small boat cabins. The Mini Oil Trawler Lamp is solid brass with a polished and lacquered finish to ensure a long lasting shine. The inside of the shade features a white stove en...
  • $116.95
    The inspiration for the design of the Mini Yacht Lamp is from the traditional miner‰'s lamp. This diminutive nautical lamp is positively charming and is a smaller version of the popular Yacht Lamp (700). Crafted of solid cast and tooled brass, this individually numbered lamp is a unique nautical ...
  • $492.95
    The Sorensen Captain's Cabin Lamp is a beautiful Dutch-made oil lamp with a ship motif etched on the glass globe. This classically nautical lamp is constructed of solid brass that is hand lacquered requiring no polishing. The lamp rests in a four-way gimbal and the 5 inch (127 mm) handmade acid-f...
  • $400.95
    The Sorensen Classic Oil Yacht Lamp is a beautiful Dutch-made lamp with a compass motif etching on the glass globe. This nautical lamp will enhance any wall or boat cabin with its traditional beauty. This compass motif oil lamp is solid brass and hand lacquered, requiring no polishing. The lamp r...