Where appropriate, or desired by the client, we can vary our characteristic deck centre-stripe. Thus a Bird’s Eye Maple deck, being very light in colour, will not work well with a standard Maple centre-stripe but looks great with a darker stripe.
Normally there is no surcharge for stripe colour coordination, but we offer an option of a braided carbon stripe for £200. This weave gives the sense of great depth, the pattern seeming to move beneath the clear surface.
Sometimes we can obtain strikingly unusual figures in wood veneers which normally have a more familiar grain. These may include some with “interlocked” or “fiddle-back” grains, and other complex features normally absent. They may present extra problems during lamination and will carry a surcharge but result in very distinctive boats.
Left: In this Special avodire sectional double, contrasting striping in the cockpits gives a beautiful result.
Right: In this Special rosewood single, the deck stripe runs through the slide-bed and bulkheads.
We always welcome your suggestions and ideas for interesting finishes and detailing but there may be a surcharge for anything particularly adventurous!