Southampton UK-based interior refurbisher, Trimline recently completed the extensive interior rebrand of Condor Ferries‘ newly purchased ropax ‘Condor Islander’ (ex ‘The Straitsman’) during a wet docking at Poole.
Trimline delivered the full design and build project, completely revitalising the ferry’s interior and providing passengers with a welcoming and spacious environment, featuring premium options for Condor customers, the company said.
The company’s in-house interior design team worked closely with Condor Ferries to maximise the interior space and create new luxurious and spacious areas.
Katherine Larner, Trimline Interior Designer, said: “When I work with a client on an interior design brief, it often has to change during the design and build process, and the final result doesn’t always look exactly like my initial vision. But the end result on Condor Islander is almost exactly the same as the design, which gives me great pride. It looks amazing and now offers a premium ferry experience.”
This comprehensive project encompassed the design and outfitting of all the ropaxes passenger spaces, including the creation of a new main Brasserie, Kids Corner, Horizon Lounge, premium Club Lounge, premium Cove Restaurant, and the introduction of a new duty-free shop.
Trimline’s work also extended to all of the 53 regular cabins, superior cabins, and a luxurious suite, offering passengers a range of options.
Further enhancements included upgrades to the crew’s accommodation and public restrooms. In addition, the lobbies and alleyways were fitted with new carpets, along with additional seating, to provide quieter areas away from the bustling brasserie. The pet-friendly areas, exclusive to cabins, were designed with comfort and practicality in mind.
In the brasserie, the dark ambiance was replaced with a light and airy atmosphere achieved through half-glass, half-wall partitions, giving passengers the opportunity to enjoy their meals while taking in exterior views.
The Cove restaurant offers a more private and premium dining experience, designed with a touch of French influence, characterised by the use of plants and foliage for added privacy.
Elsewhere, the Horizon Lounge was created to offer a calm and comfortable space with recliner seats for passengers to rest and unwind during the ropax’s voyages, which can last up to 12 hours.
With its premium feel, the Club Lounge provides an exclusive experience, complete with an electronic keypad entry system and a small self-serve food servery.
Matthew Shortt, Trimline Project Manager, added: “Islander looks amazing and our team feels so proud to have carried out such a transformation. The team at Condor were a pleasure to work alongside. Their professionalism and responsiveness allowed us keep on track with deadlines through all phases of the project.”
Olly Futter, Head of Operations at Condor Ferries, commented: “Islander looks outstanding and that is down to the design and craftsmanship of the Trimline team. They were a pleasure to work alongside during the rebrand of ‘Condor Islander’”.