Savvy owners know the value of a pedigreed build. With a little TLC, the necessary mechanical upgrades, and an interior refresh, a well-built yacht will continue to hold her value for a long time.
The owners of a well-maintained Westport 112 knew they were purchasing a yacht that would retain its value and turned to our team to convert the interior from traditional to Nantucket chic. The result is the refreshingly crisp and charming Montrachet.
The client’s desire was to lighten the original interior but still retain much of the high caliber woodwork that Westport Yachts is known for. The preference was to convert the interior from traditional to Nantucket chic. Built in 2006, this Westport 112 exemplifies the elegant design of the entry-level model in the American builder’s prestigious series of production motor yachts. The traditional layout on the yacht’s main deck comprises a spacious salon and dining area, a large country kitchen, and a lower-deck VIP forward. A full-beam master suite and two additional staterooms are situated aft, and the raised pilothouse with upper open flybridge and spacious exterior deck areas from bow to stern complete a well-rounded vessel.
The brief for the conversion of the Westport yacht Montrachet was for a simple, clean and fresh look throughout. We decided upon a Nantucket-esque, all-white look with minimal contrast, with white painted wood paneling outboard around the portlights and on the ceilings above the beds in the staterooms and white painted trimmed flat panel headboard walls. Cherrywood floors throughout the main areas and small touches of pale blues, rattans and caning would hint at that classic elegance of a New England sailboat.
In the main salon we designed a new A/C return to handle the yacht’s new HVAC system, which required the removal of a large drop-down soffit above the dining table. We installed a bright white headliner with white LED lighting and a new overhead soffit in the dining area. We replaced the carpeting in the salon with an engineered cherrywood plank floor, added a fresh white textured vinyl wall covering and installed all new window treatments. We fabricated a cherry bullnose and replaced the stone tops on the cabinetry in the salon and dining area with soft brown caning and glass to convert the interior from traditional to Nantucket chic.
One of the signature areas aboard a Westport 112 model is the country kitchen, which has increased in popularity due to its open feel and multifunctional design. In the main foyer between the salon and galley, we replaced the inlaid stone flooring and updated the dayhead. In the country kitchen, we replaced the stone with quartz countertops, and installed all new appliances as well as a new settee and stone-top dinette.
The forward VIP stateroom was lightened and brightened significantly as part of this refit. We removed the original shoji screens and enclosed the shoji boxes and painted the space a bright white with white textured wall coverings. Black and white nautical photography adds to the soft New England elegance.
LOWER DECK FOYER
We continued the cherrywood plank flooring from the main deck into the lower foyer and installed fresh white textured wall covering with new cherry baseboards. We installed a solid cherrywood border on the main stairs to the lower deck while a textural carpet runner creates a waterfall effect over the treads and risers. We demo’d the foyer’s stone countertop and fabricated a cherry bullnose similar to the cabinetry in the main salon here and topped the counter with caning and glass.
Throughout the staterooms, we removed the shoji screens and created and installed trimmed flat panel headboard wall panels and bead board wall and ceiling panels that would evoke a beautiful classic yacht feeling throughout the stateroom and its ensuite. We designed new cherry bookshelves with elegant polished chrome fiddle rails for each stateroom and updated the stone, wall coverings and shower enclosures and all new plumbing in the ensuites. The beds have been upholstered in a soft beige textural fabric and finished at the bottom with new cherry baseboard. An elegant textural carpet softens the stateroom floors white black and white nautical artwork and polished chrome and ribbed glass sconces round out the classic Nantucket chic look.
This Westport 112 retains her iconic exterior profile and we updated her deck areas with all new upholstery, cushions and accent pillows. A new name board pulls everything together and this new Montrachet is ready to sail into the New England sunset!