Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469 Email:
Store Hours:
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
Monday 10am-6pm

Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
*Mardi Gras Hours will vary due to our location inside the gated/ticketed festival area: 2/17-2/18/17 (10am-1pm) and 2/24-2/26/17 (10am-1pm), Closed 2/19 & 2/20

Closed 5/11-5/14 (Congratulations Brinkley!)

**SCROLL DOWN FOR THE MOST RECENT SHIPMENTS - CLICK ON THE DATED LINKS TO VIEW NEW ARRIVALS *As always, call or email for pricing and availability info -
our inventory changes often!

Yes, we ship within the U.S.  Shipping costs vary depending on the item
but we can ship nearly anything from a glass float to an anchor!


NEW ARRIVALS: Watch the space below for updates when shipments come in; join our email list to receive an email when they arrive.   

(anticipated 2017 arrivals) early-March: Indonesia shipment: 40' container of reclaimed boatwood furniture, hand carved wood figureheads, tropical decor, etc...  late-March: Haiti shipment: 40' container of re-use metal art decorative wall fish, coral reef scenes... mid-April: India shipment: 40' container of ship salvage (lighting, doors, instruments, grates, etc)... late-May: Bangladesh shipment: 40' container of ship salvage (lights, doors, instruments, etc)... Sept/Oct-(ish): India shipment: 40' container of architectural salvage, ship parts, etc...

Annual buying trip November 2016 (click here): photos from our annual buying trip to the ship breaking yards each November... We will being receiving the items salvaged around April 2017 after they've been cleaned and refurbished...

July 2016 (click here) India ship salvage: 40' container of salvage from the ship breaking yard in India...  Anchors, doors, instruments, lighting, flags, liferings, oars, builder plates, keyboxes, ship wheels, etc...

2016 (click here) Bangladesh ship salvage: 40' container of salvage from the ship breaking yard in Bangladesh including barometers, bells, blocks, flags, grates, instruments, lanterns, lights, liferings, oars, portholes, doors, steering stations, telegraphs, etc...

2016: (click here) Indonesian shipment: new, custom hand-carved wood figureheads, sea life, new teak grates, tropical decor, reclaimed boatwood furniture, coastal baskets, bronze hardware and more...

2016: (click here) Haiti shipment: new handmade metal / steel oil drum FISH art and wall decor: tuna, mahi, marlin, sailfish, redfish, sea life scenes...

Flotsam & Jetsam (click here)-updated 2/6/17: Check this page for the great local finds we acquire between full shipments of salvage; scroll to the bottom for the most recent posts.

-Thank you, The New York Times for the mention! (section 9 - Jan. 19, 2017)
Thank you, Texas Country Reporter for visiting Nautical Antiques!  (Episode air date 10/8/16)
-Thank you, Texas Highways magazine for the coverage (click here)!
- One of our favorite videos of a ship beaching in Turkey
- Nautical Antiques as seen on the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, 1893 USS Olympia and 1910 USS Texas

Hello and Welcome to Nautical Antiques & Decor, the premier supplier of Nautical Antiques. We are wholesalers and retailers of most everything that is nautical salvage. We carry Ship Salvage that includes Bells, Binnacles, Buoys, Compasses, Code and Courtesy Flags, Old Glass Fishing Net Floats, Liferings, Brass, Copper, and Galvanized Navigation Running Lights and Lanterns, Oars, Rope, Sextants, Engine Order Telegraphs, Ships Wheels and much more.  We carry new tropical decor as well including hand sculpted wood Figureheads.

We spend a month each year abroad searching ship breaking yards and chandleries of Asia and the Near East.

You are welcome to visit our warehouse at 2202 Mechanic in Galveston, TX. (We're just a short 40 minute drive south of Houston, Texas) Regular business hours are Monday - Saturday from 10AM - 6PM and Sunday from 11AM - 4PM.  We are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please call any time to check before you come down due to our busy travel schedule (we'd hate to miss you).

If you would like to join our mailing list which informs you of special sales and when/what is coming in our next shipment, please click here and enter your email address.  You'll immediately receive an email asking to confirm your subscription; click to confirm - it's that easy!

You can also e-mail or call us if you have any questions about our inventory.

Thank you again,

Michael & Adrienne Culpepper
(409) 539-5469
2202 Ships Mechanic Row
Galveston, TX 77550

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