Anatomy of a Chartistic 3D Nautical Chart

Chartistic 3D Nautical Charts are stunning and unique works of art made just for you! The 2D information on the paper chart is faithfully recreated on wood, layer by topographical layer, to give a spectacular 3D presentation in full colour as per the paper chart.

Each topographical layer and sub-layer, including the marine data, is laser engraved on thin sheets of poplar and then cut with amazing precision. The number of layers varies from chart to chart and usually ranges from five to eight. Finally, and much like constructing a complex jigsaw puzzle, all of the pieces are assembled together to produce the final work of art. The poplar is PEFC Certified (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). 

Chart Options


A2 - Signature Range

Measuring 600 x 420mm (24" x "16") with a framed size of 750 x 570mm (30" x 22"), these charts are our signature pieces.

Consisting of all of the major layers from the paper chart, they give full reign to our creativity to produce a stunning and unique work of art  of incredible detail and beauty.  Fit to grace any location, these charts are available framed or unframed if required. 

Price for all charts depends on a number of factors including size, complexity, framing and level of customisation.  Indicative prices for this range is from Please contact us for a quotation.Charts are available in even larger than A2 sizes if required.


A3 - Ideal for Many Locations

This is an ideal size for many locations in your home, business or yacht. These charts consist of  all of the major layers from the paper chart to give a stunning 3D effect in full colour. The chart size is A3 - 297 x 420mm (16" x 12") with a framed size of 600 x 470mm (24" x 18"). Price including professional framing from €395. This chart can be supplied without a frame from €345.


A4 - Connections Range

With budget in mind, Chartistic has created  "The Connections  Range". The Connections range is created with the same level of care and detail as usual and captures the essential elements of design, detail and colour. These charts consist of three layers that clearly differentiate the land, foreshore and sea. The chart size is a little over A4 - 325 x 225mm (13" x 9") with a framed size of 430 x 330mm (17" x 13"). Price including a ready made frame from €295.


Functional Art

A twist on the Connections Range was the creation of a functional piece that tells the time and the the tide! This chart is in the form of a 400mm diameter clock that also indicates the state of the tide and the hours until high water, low water and half tides. The price is the same as the Connections Range.