sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Oceanair case study: Interior facelift and refit of Savaras
Oceanair case study: Interior facelift and refit of Savaras


'Savaras, a 49ft Oyster moored in La Ciotat in the south of France'       Click Here to view large photo

The owner of Savaras, a 49ft Oyster moored in La Ciotat in the south of France, approached Oceanair to help freshen up his much loved yacht before the sailing season commences.

With the interior of Savaras looking a little tired after over 10 years use, the owner wanted an effective yet affordable solution.

To deliver this impact, the client realised this could be achieved easily by changing all the interior window coverings and decorations. The client wanted a modern but soft and accommodating style, with the interior window coverings being functional and easy to maintain.

Struggling to find the time to do it himself, and for complete peace of mind, the client wanted a complete service: a company to survey the boat, measure up and install the blinds.

Savaras, wheelhouse interior - before being fitted by Oceanair -     Click Here to view large photo


Savaras, wheelhouse interior - after being fitted by Oceanair -     Click Here to view large photo


The Challenges

Twenty windows onboard, including nine in the main saloon, four portlights and four hatches, in total required blinds. Before the refit the saloon windows and portlights were covered with old fashioned, drab looking curtains. The large windows in the saloon posed the greatest challenge for Oceanair, due to the different shapes and inclines.

With Savaras often sailing in the Mediterranean in the height of summer, the client required window treatments to assist with onboard temperature control to help keep the boat cool in the day. Additionally, the blinds were to provide privacy when moored in marinas and furthermore protect valuable classic wooden joinery from UV damage.

For the hatches, a blackout and flyscreen solution was needed to allow fresh air to cool the cabins whilst keeping insects out. The blackout element is desired to help keep the light from waking guests in the morning as well as assisting in keeping the cabins cool in the midday sun.

Savaras, wheelhouse interior - before being fitted by Oceanair -     Click Here to view large photo


Savaras, wheelhouse interior - after being fitted by Oceanair -     Click Here to view large photo


The Solutions

Oceanair’s French distributor Interdist was on hand to manage the project from beginning to end. Visiting the boat at the marina, they met the client; surveyed the boat and ran through available options.

A suitable fabric for the blinds, which met the client's requirements, was selected from Oceanair's extensive Fabric Collection.

SKYSOL Classic Blinds were selected to cover the main saloon windows and portlights. Easy to operate, these elegant and sleek pleated blinds could be shaped to accommodate the various window curvatures and inclines. The inbuilt discreet guide wires prevent the blinds from swinging and rattling whilst Savaras is at sea.

For covering the hatches, Oceanair’s SKYSCREEN Roller Surface was used. This is a cost-effective and highly effective, combination blackout and flyscreen blind with simple installation. Key features include a blackout shade that can be effortlessly deployed, with a simple magnetic handle to secure it in place, whilst from the other side a flyscreen extends with a polypropylene fibre brushstrip within the side rail to keep insects out. This gives users the choice of full darkness, an airy light atmosphere keeping the bugs away, or a combination of the two.

All products installed on Savaras are low profile and soft edged, thus not encroaching into the boat and maximising headroom and space. Using a unique Oceanair software program, Interdist was able to crosscheck onsite (to the millimetre) that each blind measurement triangulated correctly. Despite the complexity of the blind shapes, the program generated an instant onsite quotation for the customer to decide upon. Once approved, Oceanair’s experienced installation team were able to install the entire blind package within a day.

Savaras, wheelhouse exterior - before being fitted by Oceanair -     Click Here to view large photo


Savaras, wheelhouse exterior - after being fitted by Oceanair -     Click Here to view large photo


And the owner's verdict?

I am delighted with the blinds and end results delivered by Oceanair. The complete turnkey service made it an effortless experience from the beginning, through the measuring, specification and installation, to the end. The blinds are manufactured to a high quality and function well. It feels like Savaras has had new life breathed into her through the new blinds and shades, and I look forward to spending plenty of time on the water with my family and friends.

Erik Wirta, Owner of Savaras and Oceanair client

Please contact Kiwi Yachting for further information or to discuss your individual project requirements.

Telephone: +649 3600300 Contact: Russell Carter


by Oceanair & Kiwi Yachting

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111038

7:06 AM Thu 20 Jun 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.





News - USA and the World













































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT