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With clean lines and timeless designs, our furniture feels at home in a traditional farmhouse, a highly curated art collector’s house, or in this case, a 55-foot yacht. Our furniture perfectly accentuates the style and aesthetic of the space it occupies, from residential to commercial and custom.
Aboard their Hinckley yacht, Captain Ann and Skipper Pete take to the Atlantic’s azure waters each year and travel north along the eastern seaboard from Florida to Bar Harbor, Maine. One of their many stops this year would include anchoring in South Freeport, Maine, and we would make a special delivery.
For us, every delivery is special, but some are truly memorable— from those receiving their very first piece of Moser furniture, or the unique story behind its custom creation, or even the location in which it is being delivered. And often, it is a combination of all these elements combined. Such was the case when we delivered a pair of Harpswell Chairs and Wing Ottoman and were invited aboard the eloquently charismatic skipper’s yacht.
When Captain Ann and Skipper Pete were looking to replace a few interior elements within the cabin, they called upon the craftspeople and designs they knew and loved. Given the cabin’s configuration, they were looking for pieces that would maintain the open and airy environment of the upper, glass-enclosed level—the one requirement: the chairs needed to be incredibly comfortable, as they would serve as their evening lounge chairs. While combing through our catalog, the Harpswell Arm Chair caught their eye. While not typically thought of being a lounge chair, the contemporary lines and thick upholstered back and seat cushions of the Harpswell Arm Chairs were a perfect fit for Ann and Pete.
To give these Harpswell Chairs a signature look, they chose the same custom Spinneybeck leather that matched the boat’s new banquet. To elevate their feet after a long day on the water, they decided to pair the arm chairs with the Wing Ottoman- creating the perfect ocean lounge chair.
The stability and durability, coupled with the height, weight, and comparatively small footprint to lounge chairs or sofas, made the Harpswell chairs and Wing Ottoman ideal for their ocean home. The cherry’s warmth illuminates the space, and in time, will patina, matching the rich woodwork found throughout the cabin.
Once we brought the pieces aboard, it was, in true boating style, cause for celebration. Skipper Pete, donning a vibrant Hawaiian shirt with antipasti platter in hand and a whirring blender in the galley containing tart, citrusy refreshments to christen the new arrivals, invited us aboard to take in the brilliant pastel sunset.
Here, Skipper Pete regaled us in his travels aboard this boat, the welcoming and memorable people and ports he as met along the way. We shared the same sentiment while watching the sun dip just below the pines- how lucky we are to share in the warm company and stories of our extended Moser family.