The design of marine interiors in London requires particular skill to achieve a result which functions well in terms of space and usage, while also looking good and creating an appealing environment. Thames Contracts understands that boat owners have high standards and expectations and, with 25 years of experience, we have all the expertise needed to design practical and beautiful boat interiors.
An owner might consider carrying out a boat fit out or refurbishment either after buying a new boat, or when they need to update technology and utilities. You could also feel your boat interior needs a new look to become more up-to-date and fashionable, while yet another reason for change is if a boat is about to take on a new role, perhaps being turned into a floating restaurant or used to take passengers for pleasure trips.
As a boat owner, you will want a design which looks good but at the same time makes safety the paramount consideration. Weight is an important factor which must be borne in mind when fitting out marine interiors, and London-based experts Thames Contracts also work to rigorous fire regulations to conform with MCA and marine requirements.
Designing Marine Interiors
There are a number of factors involved in designing and fitting marine interiors. London experts Thames offer a service which will cover many areas of the boat, including eating and sitting areas, seating on deck in the main cabin area and cooking and food preparation areas in the boat’s galley. We can also take responsibility for installing utilities such as water and lighting.
Our design service starts with a visit to your boat to talk to you about your requirements. We will then draw up an initial brief, followed by a 3D design to show you exactly how your boat will look once the project is completed. At that stage we will also come up with a detailed quote and agree a timescale with you. Typically the design and boat fit out process on a larger river boat might take four to six weeks, although the time requirement will vary depending on exactly what is involved.
Space is obviously at a premium on a boat, so our space planning service is particularly important to ensure you and your passengers make the most of all the available space. We will provide furniture, fittings and upholstery as part of our boat interiors design service, and offer a range of choices including timber or other hard materials for some furnishings, with leather or fabric options as alternatives. There are stringent fire requirements for all materials and products which are used aboard boats.
As marine interiors experts based in London, we mainly work with larger river boats taking passengers, and offer a specialist service tailored to your requirements. Our professional team will project manage from start to finish, to ensure that everything goes smoothly and the boat fit out is carried out on time and within budget.
Marine interiors London: Contact Thames Contracts for information.