The idea for Wickenroy Pavitt had been floating around Gary’s head for a while before being crystallised on a sailing cruise to the Scilly Isles with Geoff a few years ago.
Having worked with Sophie for a while on interior furnishings he increasingly noticed outdoor spaces where the furnishings had had a hard life and needed rejuvenating. There was the boutique spa hotel where the loungers inside and out looked grubby, and considering purchasing a used yacht he knew that the first thing the rest of the family would want to do would be to make the yacht a place they’d want to spend time, and a clean fresh interior would be a big step towards that.
Anyone who has spent time aboard yachts will know that the interiors can quickly look tired and dated with too many of them using dark materials that look like they belong to a train from the 1980s and that the materials have often been suffering for years in a harsh environment. Time spent on modern yachts often feels very different, interiors have a much lighter, fresher and welcoming atmosphere, and Gary knew that a re-vamp using fresh, modern fabrics in lighter shades could be transformative so, with experience in interior and exterior soft furnishings the plan was hatched to combine a love of boats and the outdoors with the capability to transform the look and feel of boats and furnishings in other harsh environments.