All over the world, yachts are seen as high-end, luxurious vessels – and understandably so. It’s this perception that allows owners to charter their boats to eager holidaymakers.
In most cases, charter yachts will arrive fully designed and developed. However, when it comes to the yacht’s furniture, it’s often at the discretion of the yacht owner and/or the captain to select the most stylish and practical pieces. When picking out furnishings and accessories, such as yacht cabinets, tables and chairs, there are several factors to keep in mind if you want to maintain a luxurious ambience. In this blog, we’ll explore the factors you should be considering if you’re in the market for new yacht furniture, as well as some of the indicators of good quality, and some maintenance tips to keep your new items in the best condition.
What to look for
While it may seem like the most obvious factor to keep in mind, often clients will purchase yacht furnishings without considering how they’ll fit into the same space. This is particularly common when it comes to furnishing the yacht’s interior.
It’s important to remember that an overcrowded yacht interior can quickly dilute the perception of luxury and make the vessel feel a lot smaller. When purchasing yacht chairs and tables, it’s important to visualise what they’ll look like when placed on the yacht.
The next factor to think about is the quality of the furniture. Low-quality yacht furnishings stand out for all the wrong reasons and are easy to spot due to their stark contrast with the rest of the vessel. While it may be more expensive to invest in high-quality yacht furnishings, they not only look better but will also last significantly longer than the low-quality alternatives.
Another important factor to consider is the company you’re buying the yacht furniture from. While this may seem relatively unimportant in comparison to the furniture itself, the supplier plays a key role in a successful purchasing process.
Businesses with a range of yacht services are more likely to have more experience dealing with a wider range of vessels – this is always preferable. Customer service is also worth bearing in mind. Should anything go wrong with your purchase, you’ll want to ensure the furniture providers you’ve bought from will be able to offer post-purchase services to help you resolve any issues. Researching online reviews from previous clients is a great way to gauge a company’s customer service reputation.
When it comes to furnishing your yacht interior, it’s also vital that you consider the environmental impact that time at sea will have on the materials. Interior furniture will largely remain dry. However, the sun and occasional splashes of salt water can be very damaging to certain materials. As well as this, choppy weather conditions can often lead to furniture moving around if it’s left unrestrained.
Because of this, many pieces of furniture designed for use on board a yacht come with attachments that can be used to secure them to the floor, preventing movement. When choosing furniture it’s important to make sure that you’ll be able to maintain it long-term. To prevent environmental damage to your interior furniture, there are a number of sprays and furniture covers you can purchase.
At Manoel Island Yacht Yard, we have a wealth of experience that spans multiple service types, including hydraulics, engineering, and traditional carpentry to hull painting, soft furnishings, and upholstery. With a broad history of industry expertise to lean on, our team of highly skilled technicians are ready to help provide you with opulent yacht furniture.
Another advantage of Manoel Island Yacht Yard is the high-quality furnishings we offer. Many of our furnishings are made using teak and represent an excellent choice when complementing a luxurious appearance on board.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about the things you should consider when shopping for new yacht furniture, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team today.