Your Most Noteworthy Interior?

Four boatbuilders and designers give us their best

A collage of four boat builders and designers.
Boatbuilders and interior designers give us their tops. (from Left): Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks, Courtesy Viking Yacht Company, Courtesy F&S Boatworks,

Peyton Lanier, Design Engineer, Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Portrait of Peyton Lanier of Jarrett Bay Boatworks
Peyton Lanier, Design Engineer, Jarrett Bay Boatworks Courtesy Jarrett Bay Boatworks

Hull No. 63, Privateer, is one of the most notable interiors we’ve crafted to date. From the retro trunk cabin
to the generous interior helm station and double-pocket salon doors, the natural light provided by the huge two-part windshield and an unmatched 7 feet of headroom prove that our builds can accommodate even the most discerning owner. Swathed in a classic nautical style, the salon creates an inviting space to gather, and the galley-down configuration brings in even more light through the side windows. Some not-so-common features also exist, such as interior helm bench seating, a chart desk and wide-plank, maple-inlaid teak floors.

Steve Walker, Design Manager, Viking Yacht Company

Portrat of Steve Walker of Viking Yacht Company
Steve Walker, Design Manager, Viking Yacht Company Courtesy Viking Yacht Company

The 72-foot Knot Done Yet required significant customizations for an owner who uses a wheelchair, including installing recessed tracks to hold the chair in his favorite salon location. The pantry was transformed into an elevator for an aesthetically ­pleasing and a practical solution to move the owner between upper and lower levels. In the master, we removed a closet and nightstand and shifted the bed. The head and shower doors were widened, and a Corian baseboard and rub rail were affixed to the walls for safety and protection. The cockpit and bridge were also redesigned and reengineered.

John Floyd, President, F&S Boatworks

Portrait of John Floyd of F&S Boatworks
John Floyd, President, F&S Boatworks Courtesy F&S Boatworks

Abstract concepts can take you in directions you never thought possible. The original owner of Hull No. 20, the 68-foot Snafu, owned a large collection of contemporary pieces by Colombian artist Luis Rodan, so we selected some of those pieces to showcase the interior. The living spaces feature bold, horizontal teak veneers paired with intense wenge-wood fiddles and trim, and flow with massive sweeping curves accented with a bold color palette. Each piece needed to be hermetically sealed, and the cabin doors were veneered with parqueted teak to match the stylistic shapes in the paintings. The result was a beautiful and unique interior that blends seamlessly with fine modern art.


Tim Winters, President, Winter Custom Yachts

Portrait of Tim Winters of Winter Custom Yachts.
Tim Winters, President, Winter Custom Yachts Courtesy Winter Custom Yachts/Fish Hunt Photo

The most ­memorable interior we have produced would be in Hull No. 23—the 65-foot express First Light. This was the first time we really began to apply different textures and finishes to our interiors. It featured a quarter-sawn walnut interior with horizontal grain and a satin finish. We also paired the wood finishes with genuine leather tiles that were hand-stitched to cover the walls, and the countertops were a combination of porcelain and solid glass with a painted back. The turnstile-design door handles were leather-wrapped, and the spiraling stainless-steel handrail was custom-fabricated.

This article originally appeared in the February 2022 print issue of Marlin.


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