If you're lucky enough to be purchasing your first boat or you've been cruising for a while, it's important to focus on the interior.
If you have a yacht or houseboat, it needs to feel comfortable and not cold or outdated. Regardless of the size of your boat, you can make it into a beautiful space fit to be in a magazine!
So, here is everything you need to know about boosting the beauty and the interior of your boat!
Adding rugs, cushions and throws
Adding rugs, cushions and throws to your boat's interior is a great way to spruce up your abode. It can also make your boat more cosy and less claustrophobic. They can also help to divide up the space, a good thing in the Great Outdoors. They may also prove to be the cheapest way to turn your boat into a comfortable family holiday hire. If you are the type of person that likes to cruise, you will appreciate the thought process that went into designing your cabin.
A boat interior can look outdated and cold, so you’re softening up the space by adding these textiles. One thing you’ll want to keep in mind is your boat storage. When you’re using your boat, your textiles need to be protected from moisture.
Good paint job
Paint only lasts a while, but with regular maintenance, you can minimise the time needed to maintain the paint finish. Boats are exposed to many elements, so protecting them is important. These include water, sand, UV rays, and objects. They are also subject to marine organisms and vegetation. A boat's interior is also vulnerable to chipping paint. If this happens, it's important to repair the damage as soon as possible.
If you don't repair it, it will eventually peel, and the paint job will look shoddy. This can be a DIY, or you can hire a professional. In general, something such as white brings looks fresh and prevents outdated appearances. In general, it’s a great way to brighten up a dull interior.
Keeping the wood clean
A lot of boats will have wood incorporated into the interior, from the steering, countertops, flooring, and walls. Keeping the wood clean inside your boat requires a different approach than that used to maintain the outside. The same products used to keep the outside clean can dull the finish on your boat. Teak is a hardwood that is commonly used in boat interiors. It is very water resistant. However, its resins can leave dark stains on painted surfaces. Teak oil can remove these stains, but the oil needs to be applied multiple times.
Using LED lights in the interior of your boat can help improve the look and feel of the boat interior. These lights are also great for reducing cabin temperatures. These lights use less energy than conventional bulbs and can last up to 50,000 hours. They also are a great way to save money on your energy bill. When choosing lights for your boat, finding fixtures built to last is important. You want to find a fixture made of anodised aluminium or plastic, so it will resist corrosion.
I hope these tips have made your boat a little more homely.