We are committed to generating positive change for people and for the environment by building responsible and sustainable considerations into every stage of our refits – and of course, the simple act of ‘recycling’ an existing yacht is the ultimate in upcycling. 

Reducing toxins without downgrading on comfort is key for Sarah Luck, our Design Director, who is an expert in sustainable interior design solutions. Here she talks us through how Setag is ahead of the curve when it comes to lessening the environmental impact through a conscientious approach to design & refits…

Powered by creativity and collaboration, we are reducing our environmental impact by looking at natural alternatives. Particular areas of focus are the upholstery fabrics. ‘I’m a big believer in zero or minimal toxins in an environment.’ says Sarah. ‘For instance, when you have a foam that is a little bit older and is deteriorating slightly, it’s essentially breaking down within the cushion, so whenever you’re sitting down on it you are actually getting the dust foam particles coming out of the cushion, which you are then breathing in. And they’re really toxic. They’re not good for you, so we need to eliminate that problem.

I’ve been working quite closely with several companies, trying to recreate similar or higher comfort levels to conventional foam methods. Enkev specialise in sustainable, natural interior fillings that are recyclable. They are a UK-based company who have a whole catalogue of different types of fillings that can be used for many different applications. It’s been a little bit trial and error, testing to see what works best for base cushion, a sofa replacement and the back cushion – and mattresses are a different area as well. And of course, everybody is different and likes a different comfort level.

Setag is really the ultimate in upcycling, and you can still have something that’s factory new and sustainable. A lot of companies don’t consider this in their fabric selections. It’s something I’ll try to do all the time. It’s always worth it.’

We would love you to join us, this is our chance to do something good.

Brilliant concept...new boat look and feel at pre-owned prices - by the industry experts. Recycling at its best!
Briony Newington - Founding Partner, Fairline Yachts.
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
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.
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 Boats.co.uk
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
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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