Boats, ships, and other vessels are often seen in nautical artwork. Popular subjects include sailboats, tall ships, commercial shipping vessels, warships, tugboats, commercial fishing vessels, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and others.

Sailboats – Sailing

Sailing vessels are among the most common types of boats that appear in nautical artwork. Sailboats range in size from tiny sunfish to enormous tall ships.

Tall Ships

Tall ships are popular with photographers, painters, and other artists. In recent decades, renewed interest has resulted in a much greater number of vessels in existence. In some locations, tall ships appear at waterfront festivals where they can be seen by artists and enthusiasts.


Paddlesports artwork has increased in popularity, as the number of active paddlers continues to skyrocket. Included in this niche are canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, racing shells, rowboats, tubes, and other equipment.

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