Boat Interior Restoration

Boat Interior Restoration

Boat Interior Restoration & Yacht Refit Service

At Cantieri Sestri Shipyard, you can get the most detailed, custom designed boat interior restoration and yacht refit in the whole of Europe.

Cantieri Sestri has the expertise to handle all kinds of yacht interior restoration. If it is yacht woodwork restoration you require or just yacht varnish restoration, you can be sure that these will be delivered to the best of quality.

Cantieri Sestri Shipyard is well suited for these tasks because it has acquired over 20 years’ worth of experience in the conservation and restoration of modern and antique yachts and sailing boats.

Aside from this, both boat interior restoration and yacht refitting services involve an advanced and expert staff specialized on each area of services.

Cantieri Sestri Shipyard takes care of any client request adopting  the latest shipyard technologies, able to reduce the time delivery, the attention to details and the quality of service saving time and investment.

One of the most common requests is the boat interior restorations.


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A Guide to Boat Interior Refit

The Wonderful Interior Refit on the Sea Home Yacht

The Wonderful finished Interior Refit on the Sea Home Yacht – on 2016


When it comes to yacht interior restoration, there are different directions that the project can take. This will depend on a number of factors including the type of boat being worked on.

Before embarking on a boat interior restoration project, it is important that you take note of certain things. To make it easier to understand, we have broken them up into segments.




To properly project the cost of an interior refitting project, you need to have a good understanding of that project and of the current state of the yacht or boat.

Generally the cost vary It depends on what is the planned end-use of your boat is, the value and real boat condition prior the evaluation and restoration and from the size and full scope of work is necessary based on the level of quality you desire to achieve.

For some specific works, such as strip and refinish upholstery chrome gauges plank wood replacement, trailer work, new no-soak bottom, it’s important to consider the time and the cost involved to find original hardware length and beam of your boat.

Restorations can cost into the 100s of thousands of dollars for super yacht in high quality and original condition or they can be much less for a well maintained user quality boat.



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Project Planning

Knowing what is important and what is not important is very critical in any boat restoration project. The systems that make the boat run are more critical than the beauty of the exterior or interior finishing. Some folks take on projects such as these and spend tons of time on the interior and exterior finishing without giving much thought to the systems that run the boat.

Many times a Surveyor will salute the beautiful exterior and interior of a boat only to look into the heart of the boat to find loads of outdated equipment. These are usually wasted efforts as the boat cannot be sold with such outdated systems. So planning to upgrade the important aspects of the boat is critical.

Skill Set

There are certain skill sets that are necessary if one is to embark on a boat interior restoration project. While you may not need an actual boat building experience, you should at least have some good experience building things. A knowledge of engineering, building, and a good understanding of materials will come in very handy in a project such as this.

Project Timeline

You do not want to get into a project without having an idea how long it will take to get done. In a boat interior restoration project, it is important to understand that the process involves tearing down and rebuilding. You first have to remove the old and replace with the new. This means that yacht restoration repair usually take a bit longer than fresh builds.

If you are in a position to choose a boat to be restored, look for one with superficial damages. Stay away from ones with fundamental system related damages. If a boat has a bad engine, bad wiring and bad plumbing, then you must be ready for a major restoration which will gulp a lot of money.

To save yourself this heartache, look for one in which these fundamental systems only require repairs and not total replacement. This will save you both time and money.


This is a major aspect of the final stages of the interior finishing. Despite being one of the last things to be done, you still need to consider it right from the start because this can cost quite a tidy sum.

Before making a purchase, it is important that you consider the type of boat, the layers and  how much painting it will require.



The truth is that we at Cantieri Sestri Shipyard understand this more than most which is why we offer you our wide array of services.  Contact us with your questions and we can get you started on the right footing. Visit us at to see the full complement of services we offer.



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