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Five ways to sail

Sail away into a better night's sleep on your boat courtesy of a Millbrook Boat Mattress.   Our clients so often tells us they simply weren't aware of the level of choice and the level of sleep comfort achievable on a boat.   When it comes to the quality and luxurious design of a Millbrook Boat Mattress, comfort is a given  and, with five types of mattress available to order to your specific sizes, the choice is really yours.   In our five specifications of boat mattresses, we offer five ways to sail into a better night's sleep.   Foam Choose between 10 or 15cm foam or 15 or 20cm pocket foam mattresses.   Latex Choose between 10 or 15cm foam-latex or 15 or 20cm...

The Great Cabin

You've had a long day's sail. As the captain of your boat, whether yours is the only sleeping area or one of several, you should have a great cabin.   Anyone with a basic grasp of maritime history will know that the 'Great Cabin' was the name given to the captain's cabin. The Great Cabin often occupied the entire width of the stern of the ship and would be furnished with luxurious fixtures and fittings not found elsewhere on board.   In fact, the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards enable you to experience the Great Cabin of the HMS Victory: http://www.hms-victory.com/things-to-see/great-cabin   On a smaller and much more contemporary scale, that touch of luxury in the fixtures, fittings and furnishings of your sleeping quarters are still desirable...

Southampton Sailing Week

Visit Southampton between 24th and 29th May 2017 and you could be part of the city's first ever Southampton Sailing Week event.   Here at Millbrook Boat Mattresses, Southampton is our hometown and it's waterfront location holds a huge amount of significance to our company's heritage and the business we do today. Southampton Water is one of the most popular stretches of water for sailing in the U.K. and Southampton Sailing Week will offer a number of ways for members of the public to get involved in activities on and off the water.   With six days of water activities, sailing and special events, Southampton Sailing Week will celebrate everything about sailing in and around Southampton Water and The Solent. Events including Yacht Racing, Parade...

Lounge

When is your bed also your lounging space, and possibly even your dining space?   No we're not thinking about the smallest of small New York apartments, or cramped London bedsit, we're actually thinking about your boat.   Depending on the size of your boat, the chances are most boat owners have limited cabin space to play around with.   Which is why you can't always afford to take interior design risks with your space. A focus on clean design, calming colours, natural materials, relaxation and multi purpose use. Given these focuses, Scandinavian inspiration is naturally a great design fit.   This week at Millbrook Boat Mattresses, we've a few easy Scandinavian design inspiration tips for your cabin:   1. Neutral colours punctuated with subtle...

For any boat owner, your boat is bound to reflect something of your personality. Whether in style, in a quirky name or in speed, your boat says something about you and what you love most in life. It therefore stands to reason that you should want to personalise the interior of your boat. But, as anyone who's tried will know, designing the interior of your cabin space is not always as straight forward as it seems... How do you go about personalising an environment where space is exceptionally tight and where  ornaments and loose objects are generally off limits? There are a few tips that can be effective in personalising your cabin space, or sprucing up the interior of a second hand boat. 1. Make...

Wanderlust

'I don't need therapy. I just need my boat.' A popular quote and, not to dismiss the importance of therapy in the appropriate circumstances, we can appreciate the essence of this quote. Talking about things doesn't always help, sometimes all that we need in life is a change of scenery. Whether your wanderlust derives from a need for escape or a desire for adventure, nobody can argue that getting out on your boat is amazingly therapeutic. Take your sailing adventures further afield this year with Millbrook Boat Mattresses. After all, what's the point in being the captain of your own vessel if you sleep on a mattress that's damp and worn? Don't let sleeping arrangements dampen your wanderlust, upgrade your boat mattresses for handmade Millbrook...

Ahoy there…

The PSP Southampton Boat Show is up and running and it’s been a fantastic show so far with many more exciting events and activities to look forward to yet. You’ll find Millbrook Boat Mattresses at pitch JO42 where we’re already having a great show with our range of traditionally handmade boat mattresses proving more popular than ever. To those who haven’t been to the Southampton show, it’s difficult to describe the atmosphere that draws visitors and exhibitors to return year and again. The combination of a wide and varied mix of specialist exhibitors, unique events, try-for-free activities, the opportunity to see 2014’s newly released boats and plenty of activities for children of all ages makes the PSP Southampton Boat Show an unmissable date in any...