The brief for this project was to create a more residential and calming feel to the space, whilst enhancing the original attributes of the saloon and dining area. This design invites you into a comfortable lounge area with ample seating for friends and family to enjoy a well-earned tipple or canapé. Two curvaceous loose armchairs by high-end furniture designer Holly Hunt open the space on the starboard side and provide a sense of homeliness, where you can settle down with a good book or enjoy the views aft through the cockpit. Exquisitely crafted chevron timber flooring now runs seamlessly into the helm area. Within the timber at the aft end of the saloon sits a shimmering rug insert by Kelly Wearstler at the Rug Company. The grey blue colouration and wave-like patterning hints at the open seas, immediately drawing your attention to the views on both the port and starboard.

We start with the images at launch, only you will understand the impact after years of enjoyment given to previous owners.

Beyond, the staircase bulkhead has been calmed, with the use of additional timber panelling and a beautifully simple but high-quality wall light fitting. Finally, by updating the previously dark window linings and sideboard frontage with much fresher choices, we have achieved a calming, elegant and modern space fit for today’s standard. The overall colour palette of grey and ink blues, deep moss green and fresh oyster whites further adds to the sense of tranquillity and provides a calming haven.

Master Cabin

The master cabin continues the language of the main saloon, with a restful ethos at the heart of the design. The use of custom-crafted plantation shutters not only adds a tailored luxury finish but also provides the ability to achieve a much higher level of blackout than other more conventional window dressings.

A beautiful contrast is achieved between deep gloss Macassar Ebony timber bulkheads and the fresh woven, patterned fabric to the headboard bulkhead. Elegant ceramic wall artwork with a dreamlike quality has been installed to optimise the feeling of tranquillity in this space. Underneath, the now plump headboard has been raised in height for extra comfort. The curvaceous language seen in the saloon is echoed with a hero dressing table chair by Italian designers Ceccotti, while the shapely breakfast chairs are custom-sized to suit this space perfectly. The breakfast table and bedside tables now showcase beautiful marble tops, which not only lift the space visually but also provide a practical solution. The elegant saddle-stitched leather that wraps the base of the breakfast table is beautifully echoed as a wrap around the side tables.

The headlining in both the saloon and master cabin has been simplified and lightened, adding in a fresh, hard finish with light textural material that provides extra interest on closer inspection. With its tranquil colour palette, ultra-comfortable bed and deeply plush carpet, this is now the perfect place to unwind after a long day at sea or a delicious supper at your nearby marina.

We start with the images at launch, only you will understand the impact after years of enjoyment given to previous owners.

More Case Studies

With SETAG, you can make a huge difference when you buy something secondhand, maybe a bit tired and then you put all of this beauty in it and you create what effectively is a brand new boat. Completely to your own liking, your own standard...creating the perfect boat for us.
Delighted SETAG customer - Squadron 42 owner
Brilliant boat look and feel at pre-owned prices - by the industry experts. Recycling at its best!
Briony Newington - Founding Partner, Fairline Yachts.
The great thing is, none of this is off the shelf - I love this boat and now she’s got her frock on...this is the best money I've spent.
Delighted SETAG customer - Princess 61 owner
If you want to redefine, refit and remaster your boat who better to do it than the people who designed it in the first place? "What a fantastic idea!"
Miles Morehouse – Marketing Director, Fairline
We cannot recommend the SETAG team highly enough. If you love your current boat, then for a fraction of the cost to change it, have it SETAG’d. The SY branding certainly helped us obtain a premium price. We got what we paid for her in 2017 plus what we spent with you!
Delighted SETAG customer - Targa 50GT owner
I have worked with Chris for over 30 years and I’m pleased to see him develop his own brand - along with likeminded people with industry-leading expertise. The future is bright for Setag Yachts and pre-owned yacht owners, who can now refurbish their vessels to today’s - or even tomorrow's standards.
David King - Founder, Princess Yachts.
That has been one of the key selling points for us – having that personalised service and having a boat that is unique to us – is standout in its own right. We are pretty blown away…very very pleased. I think it’s fabulous…it has transformed the boat.
Delighted SETAG customer - Targa 47 owner
The perfect way to open up a new market: the "true reflection of luxury". Setag gets it: simplicity and personalisation are key – with the depth of knowledge to deliver.
James Barke – Managing Director of
Setag are probably the only company who can carry out all the tasks as a ‘one stop shop’. Other yards were reluctant to price work and needed to subcontract many tasks meaning higher costs and longer lead times. If you are in any doubt speak to Chris and his team, they know boats like no one else.
Delighted SETAG customer - Princess 460 Owner
We have been waiting for this quality of service: a comprehensive, professional refit that we can rely on – because of the pedigree of its staff, with over 200 years' experience in our market.
Christopher Head – Group Sales Director for Sunseeker London Group
You have put Princess magic into our beloved Broom.
Delighted SETAG customer - Broom 370 owner
Never have I come across a more able collection of professionals in this market. We have complete trust in Setag, since its team has been in the business for as long as we can remember. We're very excited to welcome this specialist refit company into our portfolio.
Colin Capewell - Managing Director of Princess Motor Yacht Sales


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