Why a yacht interior outfitter should be used for your next residential project

Written by Laura Nicholls

When it comes to developing the interior for an exclusive apartment or home, few people think to seek a partner from the yacht sector. To optimise a large luxurious space, whether on water or on land, it requires innovative interior solutions and so, outfitters of superyachts are well-equipped to share their skills with the property sector. 

For years, the superyacht industry has demanded creative, extraordinary interior solutions to help create the floating masterpieces we see on the water today. Because of these technical challenges and designs, the leading outfitters in the industry have some of the top skills in engineering with an expert sense for design. 

As the crossover between superyachts and residential projects becomes ever more present, together with Austrian-based company List GC, SuperYacht Times investigates exactly what skills and expertise a yacht outfitter has and how sharing these skills can benefit the exclusive construction sector.

Ability to optimise space

Superyacht designers and owners aim to create unique architecture with varying heights, details and technical specifications - all of which require a custom interior plan to ensure attractive and functional living spaces. An expert yacht interior outfitter will use their flair for shape, aesthetics and functionality and apply sophisticated engineering skills to make sure that all components of the space fit together perfectly - right down to the last millimetre.  Ribelle stateroomPhoto: Jeff Brown / Breed MediaCreate new innovations

A smart, flexible and modern design will undoubtedly add value for any owner. By including innovative features such as integrable multimedia applications, onboard equipment hidden behind swivelling cabinets, sophisticated sliding mechanisms and convertible furniture, no two superyacht projects will ever be the same. However, creating such features requires engineers, technicians and craftsmen to execute the planning, revision and installation stages with perfect precision to make the owner’s dreams come true. Kismet yacht dining roomPhoto: Guillaume PlissonExcellent workmanship

To make a superyacht or residential interior design rich, special materials such as exquisite wood, mother-of-pearl surfaces, inlays made of gold leaf and covers made of leather may be used. Such materials and luxury objects require an expert manufacturer and artisan craftsmanship - which are all skills possessed by yacht interior outfitters. To make sure all requests are made a reality, yacht outfitters are also able to utilise their broad network of suppliers. Luxury interior specialistPhoto: Felix HohagenComprehensive project management

Projects in the luxury sector are always complex and a broad range of contacts and suppliers must be coordinated to make sure that the project runs smoothly without compromising on deadlines or budget targets. To achieve these ambitious goals, the project needs precise planning, continuous quality checks and flexible project management. 

The leading yacht outfitters can offer customers everything from planning and processing to production and assembly. They know how important it is to have short communication channels and to share ideas on an equal footing. After all, when teamwork goes well, the results are always better.Luxury interior specialistPhoto: ListGCRespect privacy 

Discretion and confidentiality are cornerstones of the luxury yacht sector and, more often than not, a superyacht owner will decide to keep their interior project a secret. The yachts themselves cannot be overlooked, of course, but the customer's privacy always takes top priority and project-specific data and details are only shared within a small group of trusted people and suppliers. Owners of luxury residences will also know how valuable these principles are.Luxury interior specialistPhoto: Felix HohagenFrom a five-star hotel in Vienna to a luxury home in London or an exclusive penthouse in Miami – List General Contractor (List GC) has already left their mark on more than 300 successful residential projects. As a general contractor, List GC owns a modern, in-house production facility and offers everything from a single source – from planning to project management all the way to production and assembly for luxurious sailing and motor yachts and high-end apartments and homes. To find out more, contact the company directly using the details found below, or visit them during the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show at booth QC11.

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