The processes involved with marine woodwork projects are quite distinct from 'landlocked' work.
The nature of the lines and shapes of yacht hulls (both interior and exterior) demand a completely different approach to design and functionality of the 'living' and working spaces.
By looking to the past for technique and inspiration, it has been possible to learn deeply about the craftsmanship required to produce beautiful yacht interiors.
Putting aside 'modern' techniques and practices for a moment (or in some instances years!) enables the craftsman to get inside the heads of makers from bygone times and really appreciate the depth of skill, and understanding of materials that were needed by the makers of yesteryear.
Storage is at a premium on board and every possible effort is made to make difficult access areas useable and functional whilst paying attention to the look and feel of the space.
There is so much more to the restoration of wooden yachts than hulls and decks. Hand cut and stitched leather sheathing, 'worming', 'parcelling' and 'serving' natural fibre rigging and remaking blocks and bullseyes are all essential to breathing new life into old boats.
The need to learn, anew, old techniques is painstakinkly arduous. Once learnt, though, the experience does not leave you, and the smell of leather, manilla, stockholm tar and oil is a memory never forgotten.