It’s always fun when former clients return to us with a new project. Such is the case with the lovely 46’ catamaran, Ultimate Lure, which these clients took on when they wanted to downsize from their larger catamaran to a smaller yacht with a smaller draft. We enjoyed a few days out of the office when we flew to the owners’ home in Pensacola, Florida, to check out the boat and discuss the details of this catamaran refit, which entail a complete gutting of the main deck, the addition of cabinetry in the staterooms as well as a washer/dryer, and a full overhaul of the wood, stonework, appliances, window treatments, headliner, wall coverings, flooring, and soft goods.
With every refit, there’s usually an element of surprise. This is what keeps us designers on our toes! Because we had no original drawings of the 46’ catamaran Ultimate Lure, we had no way of knowing the exact interior space requirements and what we had to work with until we removed all of the existing built-in furniture. Small spaces can sometimes equal big challenges! In one area, we ended up having more space available to us than we had thought but in a couple of areas, we had less space, so back to the drawing board we go! Next steps? Refine the drawings and create new rendering options for the owner.