Custom Design - Manufacturing - Project Management
MARINE INTERIOR UPHOLSTERY DESIGN
This area of work can be broken into a number of categories. Small Boats (20 to 30 foot), Medium Boats (30 to 45 foot), Large Boats (45 to 70 foot), Big Boats (70 to 100 foot), and then the start of the Super Yachts.
These groups would then be split between power and sail and the you have blue water vessels meant for ocean passages and coastal or inland-waterways and lakes.
All of these play a role in the design and fabric choice you will use or apply to the vessel you are working with. My first questions to my client are...
How do you use your boat?
How long do you intend keeping the boat?
What are you intentions for the boat?
What is you budget and time frame for completion of the project?
Sail Boats Projects
More often than not, when one starts out with either a head liner or an upholstery project this leads into wiring and furniture refurbishment and re-varnishing.
The last project I did we widened a birth and and did some major holding tak alterations as well as updating the nav. station with all required wood work.
The difficulty is pickling the wood to match the colour of old teak, This requires patience and dedication.
Power Boat projects
This grand Banks 46 job started out with the leather upholstery and ended up with a 3 month paint job and new teak decks.
Owned by the Grevendyk's in Seattle. We hauled her out on my dry dock and did the work ove winter.
This was so much of a pleasure to work on I bought a Grand Banks myself.
Wonderful visibility and a great handling vessel.
Center-Console & Open-Bow Fishing Boats
Although the bigger boats are more interesting, I have done well over 200 open boat suites.
These need to be addressed and treated differently to yachts.
Your shop has to be super clean and heat forming the plastics as well as having a working relationship with the manufacturer is vital to restore a boat to new condition. This is especially true relating the fabric serial #'s and original fitting - hardware supply.
TANS AND BEIGE