Talking to a yacht interior designer recently one was struck at how much influence the female in a partnership will have in the purchasing decision.
Whilst there are many fine yachtswomen out there just as concerned with the technical specification of the yacht as any old sea dog there are also those whose interests are more focused on the creature comforts within. If the yacht’s interior is not up to snuff then regardless of the quality of it’s naval architecture it’ll get the thumbs down.
Looking good is part of the deal but the tactile response - the touching and handling of the interactive components of the interior are also important. Sugatsune hardware feels good in the hand - it’s built to exacting standards, the reassuring solidity communicates the overall quality of the yacht and smooths the sale.
Making lids close quietly is something Sugatsune does well - map tables and vanity units in cabins are damped with integrated hinges like the HG-JHM16
or with the addition of a stay like the NSDX-35
. A stay originally designed for the domestic media centre, the SDS100-tv
has proved very useful for small drop down flaps concealing communications or entertainmemnt equipment.
The lever catches the LL-66
continue to prove popular, being discreet and with a secure close they keep cupboard doors in place when seas are rough. Push knob latches are more usually used when the cupboard doors are flush as is increasingly common these days. The DPL
offer similar functionality, a knob that secures the door when pushed in out of the way but serves as a handle when popped out. These are lovely units to handle and are beautifully finshed in gold, chrome or black nickel.
Magnetic catches always find a place too and with rare earth magnets can be surprisingly secure - we ship significant numbers of the MC-JM45
catches and MC-JM49
stainless strike plates to marine partners.
Sugatsune would like to announce that Mike Rogers, the first point of contact for many of our marine partners, has moved on to pastures green. Everyone at Sugatsune would like to thank him and wish him well in his new venture.
"Ukiyo wa iro to sake" Literally: This fleeting world is but lust and wine - who loves not wine women and song remains a fool his whole life long.
Our UK warehouse carries thousands of lines enabling us to supply much of our product range next day for orders before 3.00pm
Call us on 01189 272 955 before 3pm to order components for next day delivery