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Old 06-09-2011, 11:57   #1
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Yacht Interior Specialist in Toronto / Ontario ?

Hi there,

I was hoping someone here would be willing to recommend me a yacht interior specialist. My boat is starting to show its age on the interior and I would like to fix up the couches as well as some of the doors and other wooden parts including cabinetry. My boat is a 40 foot regal from 1989 that has had its interior redone once in 2000.

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Re: Yacht Interior specialist

What area are you in? It is usually best to work with someone in your vicinity.

It's possible to do design work long distance, but not easy!
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My wife does the decorating part but doesn't do any woodwork. Here are photos of the interior of my Morgan 382.
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Re: Yacht Interior specialist

Your Morgan looks great!

One suggestion; If your wife wrapped the foam cushions in poly batting and then put the covers back on it would smooth them out and give a more polished look. It's really hard to get a taut fit over plain foam!

Love the soft colour scheme, and nice coordination of the colours and patterns ; -)
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Beautiful work there. Great looking Morgan.
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My bad, My boat is located in Lefroy Ontario. That is on lake simcoe.

Beautiful pictures by the way.
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Re: Yacht Interior specialist

Thanks, actually we hired someone to cover the cushions and they didn't do too great a job. I think I'll try the poly batting to smooth them out. After the bottom cushions were done, we hired someone different to do the back cushions and they came out really well.
I did all the wood refinishing and wall covering. The headliner and the white on the walls is actually a plastic covering called Polywall from Parkland Plastics. The sole is solid tongue and groove teak. All of the fabric is outdoor (Sunbrella or equivelant). I need to touch up some of my varnish which I'll do this winter.
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My wife does the decorating part but doesn't do any woodwork. Here are photos of the interior of my Morgan 382.
Beautiful Wood! I like that it's not just on the walls but also the floor.
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I think I'll try the poly batting to smooth them out. After the bottom cushions were done, we hired someone different to do the back cushions and they came out really well.
How annoying for you guys!

Get the poly batting that's rated at 3/4" or 1". Cut it to fit and fold around the cushions like gift wrap and cut out any overlap. Using a heavy duty thread baste with a X stitch that picks up each side of the batting sufficiently deep to not pull thru the cut edge and snug it up around the cushion so it doesn't shift when you put the covers back on. Any corners that seem a bit wrinkly are candidates for stuffing a bit with the trimmings.

A bit time consuming but not hard to do and I think you will be very happy with the improvements.

I noticed the upper cushions looked better!
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Uhhh, I don't mean to disrupt the conversation, but does anyone know a yacht interior specialist in or around Lefroy Ontario? Even around Toronto would be fine.

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Re: Yacht Interior specialist in Ontario/Toronto?

I modified your title a bit to encourage folks in the area to look. Maybe that will get you a nibble. I don't have any recommendations for that area.

As an Interior Designer I did boat design as well as land based work. I expect there are other Interior Designers who do the same. If you have worked with one before you might ask them if they do or know someone who does boats.

It's not that technical. The design center in Toronto will have a showroom with all the sunbrella. Other lines will be in other showrooms. The same stuff is used on outdoor furnishings.

If you are also talking about covers for hatches and sail covers and other exterior rigging a boating canvas yard will handle that.

But the interior work is easily handled by most workrooms. For the interior work you do not need the gor thread or the extra heavy uv fabrics. Really, any good synthetic will work, ultra sued and ultra leather included. The furnishing lines from the outdoor fabric companies will work well also, but for interiors I would not limit myself to them. Just synthetic/poly washable.
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Re: Yacht Interior Specialist in Toronto / Ontario ?

Thank you Sara, I appreciate that.

Just to be more clear; I am looking for new fabric for my cushions as well as replacing the head-liner in the entire cabin. Additionally I was looking to have all the wood in the cabin removed, sanded, refinished and replaced. I suppose this is more of a restoration project than a dramatic redesign (I would like to keep the layout unchanged). However, I don't think restoration is the right word since the boat is only a 1989 and not a classic design at all. I'm really just looking to make the cabin new again so we can have many more years to enjoy it for. Currently its a bit run down and seems to have some mold issues.

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Re: Yacht Interior Specialist in Toronto / Ontario ?

So you need a wood person to do the cabinets. Are you sure the wood needs removal? Often it can be refinished in place. It not thats a jobb and a half.

You will also need a marine work room that does cushions, window coverings etc.

Some Interior Designers would be able to supervise a project like this but you might need to get her to a boat yard that does it all. Other wise you or the Designer are going to have to manage a bunch of subs.

Headliners will take someone who knows about boats in specific, depending on how yours are installed.

Have you asked around your marina?
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Re: Yacht Interior Specialist in Toronto / Ontario ?

Hi Ben,
You might want to check out Chris Aslin. He is in Toronto, and does remarkable work.
Aslin Boat Building

Good luck with your project.
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