Nautical Kitchen Accessories

by CruiseReady

Suggestions for kitchen accessories especially for those cooks with a nautical bent. Bonus: A little bit of nautical trivia to impress your seagoing buddies.

For anyone who loves to cook, something new for their kitchen can sure bring a lot of joy. And if they also happen to have a nautical bent, then a special nautical kitchen accessory gets bonus points. You'll find a nice assortment of exactly that right here - each one hand picked for a spot on this page.

Yes, I'm one of those folks who nearly swoons at the thought of spending a few precious days at sea. So, as you might guess I do love nautical themes. I love nautical history, and trivia, too, so I've wound in some of that for you on this page.

Buy nautical kitchen accessories for yourself, and as gifts for loved ones. For example a cheese board would be a perfect addition to in a gift basket with cheese, sausage and crackers! Be creative.

You'll find an awesome collection of fun accessories featured here. Some of them may be just the thing you need to liven up both your kitchen and your heart. Whether your favorite motif is sailboats, anchors, or sea creatures, sit back, and enjoy this mix of items that should appeal to the sea lover in you.

And, just for fun, we'll start off with a little bit of nautical trivia that you can use to impress your seagoing buddies.

Anchors Aweigh!
Image: Red Anchor Cheese Board from Zazzle

Crossing the Atlantic

Nautical Trivia
RMS Queen Mary 2 in Trondheim 2007
RMS Queen Mary 2 in Trondheim 2007

Did You Know?

Making "The Crossing"


  1. In 1492, it took Christopher Columbus's ships ten weeks to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. Today the Queen Mary 2 makes the crossing in 6 days.
  3. The modern record for a crossing by a passenger ship is 3 days, 10 hours, and 40 minutes. That was accomplished by the famous SS United States - in 1952!

Nautical Cutting Boards

For Preparing a Seafood Dinner

A really nice cutting board is always a welcome gift for newlyweds, or for someone setting up their first home. They make a wonderful hostess gift, too.

The compass rose is a universally recognized symbol of navigation. But, it particularly brings to mind maritime travels, and is appreciated the world over by sea lovers.

Here's one on a glass cutting board that will fit in just perfectly with either a nautical decor or a coastal decor.  They're available in several sizes

Compass Rose Cutting Board


Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.

— Ambrose Bierce


The Ocean!

Ocean Waves October 2013
Ocean Waves October 2013
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Pirate Cookie Jar

A fun piece for your Coastal Decor

Every Nautical Kitchen needs something that's totally fun, and this pirate to guard your cookies is the perfect thing! It's just the right size to nestle down in a little corner of your kitchen counter.

Pirates are, for some reason, unusually popular lately, so this guy will keep you right up to date with the current trends.

(If you're looking for a fun little gift idea, here's something that's sure to be a hit.)

More Marine Trivia

Fog Horns, Lobsters, and Salt
  1. Musical Fog Horn - While most cruise ship fog horns sound the standard "EEEEEE-OOOOOO" sound, the ones from Disney Cruise Line play the tune of first line of the song that begins "When you wish upon a star." Sometimes, we can hear the special horn from our yard when a DCL ship leaves port. **
  2. Lobsters are not red in the ocean. They are actually a brownish or dingy green color. This actually a mix of brown, green, and some red, which is masked by the other colors. It is when they are cooked that the red pigment emerges.
  3. Salt Water - The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean. But the Dead Sea is eight times saltier! In fact, the Dead Sea is too salty for anything to live in it.



**NOTE: If you'd like to hear the different sounds of the fog horns of a cuple of differnt ships, look a little farther down the page. You'll find two different videos. On one, the Queen Mary 2 blows her horn. On the other, you'll hear the meoldious tones from a Disney ship.

Kitchen Counter Sets

Great Idea for Hostess Gift

Here's a great idea for a thoughtful and inexpensive hostess gift, if your host or hostess happens to be someone who loves the sea.

Or - gift a set to yourself, and experience a little pick-me-up when you place each of the three pieces your kitchen counter.

The lighthouse themed kitchen accessory set includes a spoon rest, soap dispenser, and a scrubby or sponge holder. Very cute!

Cruise Ship Fog Horn Music

Disney and Cunard

Want to hear one of the Disney cruise ships sound the signature tune on it's fog horn? Play the first video. It will take less than 15 seconds of your time.

Next up, in the second video, is the sound of the Queen Mary 2 sounding her horn.

Zazzle's Nautical Cheese Boards

Offer Lots of Choices

Find over 1,000 different choices in quality cheese boards with nautical themes at Zazzle. The printed tempered glass top is nestled in a wood past that holds one or more tools.

Choose from four different styles: Two round ones, and two rectangular ones, in varying sizes.

The 10" round Ventana style comes with three implements in four color choices.

The Iris, at 11.5" comes with a knife that's especially designed for cheese.

The third style is called Icon. It's 10" x 15.2" and also comes with a special cheese knife.

Finally, there's the Concerto, whch has a pull out drawer holding three tools. Size: 10" x 13".

Most have lovely nautical designs on them. But, one really stands out. It's a rib tickler. Sailors, cruisers, or others who appreciate either wine or nautical humor will get a real kick out of it.

Also shown is the one you saw in the introduction to this article.



The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.

- English Proverb

Ship on the Rocks

Ship on the Rocks
Ship on the Rocks

Ship Wheel Table and Wine Rack

For 25 Bottles

A lot of us don't have a separate bar in our home, so we keep our wine in the kitchen, or in a close by room..

Why not keep that wine right on your counter in a nautical wine bottle holder?   This set of three fish shaped wine holders can go on your bar or counter if  you have plenty of space there.  If not, use the smallest fish to keep your six favorite bottles, and stand the medium and large ones on the floor or a sideboard nearby.  Together, they hold up to 35 bottles of vino - plenty for most of us!  The design will please nautical fans and avid sport fishermen alike. 

You might even keep the smaller one near your cooking preparation area.  After all, if you're cooking with wine, you need to keep those ingredients handy. and sample them for freshness from time to time. It's your duty.

It's nice to be able to combine form and function!

Nautical Wine Storage

Combining Form and Function
Iron Fish Wine Holder White,Metal,Set of 3

More Wine Accessories

for Sea Lovers
  • Nautical Wine Bottle Holders
    If you do a lot of entertaining, you probably serve an occasional bottle of wine. Add an extra festive touch with a decorative wine bottle holder. Choose one in a nautical theme for something a little different!
  • Nautical Wine Bottle Stoppers
    What would you do with a nautical wine bottle stopper? Keep it or gift it! It's up to you. Some of the ones shown on this page are just irresistible if you love either a nice Chardonnay or the sea. I'm betting you'd be proud to display any of these..

Nautical Trivet

Ocean Blue

Some people use trivets strictly for decoration, others use them as coasters, spoon rests, or they place hot bowls and plates on them.

What's YOUR favorite use for a trivet?

Here's one that just may make you yearn to spend a little time at sea ... a view of the wide, blue ocean, as seen from the balcony of a cruise ship.

It's just right for holding a nice warm cup of tea or cocoa. (While you wait for that seafood dinner to be ready, of course.)

Ocean Blue Trivet

Updated: 08/06/2016, CruiseReady
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Are you a fan of nautical kitchen accessories?

CruiseReady on 10/02/2015

Some of the nautical cooking accessories on this page are from Amazon, and others are from Zazzle.

blackspanielgallery on 10/01/2015

Some interesting finds. Where do you search for such items?

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