I like this idea but would rather it not be nautical - Distressed, nautical towel rack with 8 galvanized dock cleats to hold 6 rolled towels in place. - Keyhole fasteners on the back to hang on a wall.
Instead of putting your hand towels on towel hook, consider using large antique door handles. This might work better for a smaller spot on the wall where a bulky towel hook won’t fit. It is also more secure and the towel is less likely to slip off.