Healthy Yacht Materials
our yacht material choices offer durability and style combined with sustainability and health benefits
From biobased to organic & upcycled
Healthy yacht materials
natural wellness benefits
Modern technology combined with a renewed appreciation for the genius of nature mean that we now understand far more than ever before about the air-purifying, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-odour, self-cleaning and sound-absorbing qualities of certain materials. By selecting each one for its unique characteristics we create sustainable yachts with added wellness benefits for those aboard.
Organic & sustainable
We work with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) wood, organic cotton bed sheets, coconut fibre mattresses, cork tiles, palm leaf wallpapers, eco-rubber gym flooring, acoustic wool and corn husks wall vinyls (see image of Totomoxtle used here) to name but a few of our preferred plant-based materials for yachts.
from seaweed to seashells
From spirulina health supplements to Thalassotherapy sea sessions , the eco-friendly health benefits of seaweed, algae and kelp are by now well established. Today they can be found in high-end mattresses, hydrating facial serums and even compostable food containers. Sustainably sourced seashells can also be used as inlays in wall panels or table tops for a distinctive bio aesthetic.
Upcycled plastic fabrics
textiles from ocean plastic
When replacing indoor or outdoor furniture fabrics during a yacht refit, we advocate for the use of high-quality Circular Economy textiles derived from upcyled ocean-plastic. A number of big players exist in the market already, from Repreve to Seaqual, OceanWorks and OceanBalance. We continually test and sample these fabrics prior to recommending them to our yacht clients.
a focus on sourcing & recycling
Aluminium can be endlessly recycled in an energy-efficient manner. Stainless steel is fully recyclable, highly durable and retains value at the end of each life cycle. Materials with a closed-loop like these require no further natural resources from the earth provided care is taken to ensure they are suitably recycled.