Discover the beauty and functionality of handcrafted nautical serving trays made from Sapele and Mahogany. They are perfect for summer entertaining.

It’s summer, after all, and what is more welcoming than a beautiful nautical serving tray made out of beautiful Sapele with these absolutely gorgeous 316-grade stainless steel cleat handles handmade by Nautical Boards?

Nautical Serving Tray with Stainless Steel Handle.

What is Sapele?

A large tropical African hardwood tree with reddish-brown timber that resembles mahogany.

These decorative serving trays, carved by hand and created by Nautical Boards, are available in both Sapele and Mahogany.

Nautical Serving Board with Mug and Flowers on Bed.

Oh my, these nautical serving trays are gorgeous!

I was thrilled when Nautical Board contacted me and asked if I would review one of their serving trays for them.

We had just gotten off of a long few days with friends and endless amounts of rain here at our home in coastal Maine. I was simply exhausted and in need of a little TLC.

So what did I do?


Nautical Serving Tray on Bed with Womans Legs kicked up.

I have new blue and white clothesline sheets from the Vermont Country Store, pajamas, hydrangeas, and coffee in bed with my mother’s old “Low Tide” mugs.

But oops, I almost forgot! Maine blueberries too!

Nautical Serving Tray with Handles and bowl of blueberries.

My favorite coffee is blueberry, too. What is yours?

My Favorite Nautical Serving Tray with Handles

In bed, with the most elegant Sapele serving tray with blueberries and coffee, is my kind of self-pampering.

What do you like to do when you need some time to relax?

I love a good book on the beach, too! Wouldn’t this serving tray be so cute on the beach?

Or on a boat?

My Favorite Nautical Serving Tray with Handles

My favorite nautical serving tray can also be engraved if you like!

Perfect as gifts, company retreats, awards, housewarming, weddings, and so much more.

I can’t recommend these beautiful nautical serving trays more.

My Favorite Nautical Serving Tray with Handles

Our hydrangeas are just starting to bloom here in Maine. I purchased these hydrangeas from Trader Joe’s over a week ago, and they still look so beautiful.

The secret? Add hot water to them every morning and clip the stems every 3-4 days or so.

White hydrangeas with bowl of blueberries on bed with mug.

My friend Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse shares The Best Ideas for a Creative Charcuterie Board.

Bowl of blueberries, seagull mug on nautical serving tray.

You may also enjoy the post, Coastal Bedding Ideas For Your Beach House.

My Favorite Nautical Serving Tray with Handles

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  1. Ann,
    I love that tray. Perfect for a coastal party. Thanks for sharing my charcuterie board.

  2. The new tray is glorious! For my relaxation, I would have everything you pictured, pj’s, sheets, mugs, coffee, flowers, blueberries, plus one more thing – a book! The light in your room is lovely too. Off to your link of those amazing trays!

    1. Aren’t they beautiful Beth? Yes a good book too💁🏼‍♀️

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Love the tray and you look like you were having a great relaxing time.

  4. Lisa Anderson says:

    Loving the new serving tray! I think I may need to get myself one of those!!