This unique twist was inspired by another boat bar the homeowners had seen, as well as their property's spectacular waterfront
setting, north of Boston, Massachusetts. After seeing a similar bar, they found Davita Nowland of Nauticals of Marblehead, a nautical reclamation expert who specializes in transforming nautical salvage material into useful household objects. She helped them procure and salvage the boat hull from a 1952 Hinckley sailboat.Once they had a conversation-starting nautical form, they needed function. The boat hull bar was carefully planned, measured, refinished and made functional with a mahogany counter, sink and cabinets added to the hull by expert craftspeople. All of this work involved a team that included Verbridge as the designer of the overall renovation, the homeowners, Nowland and her craftspeople, and took several months. The beauty of boats inspired the rest of the bar area; the bar is mahogany, with a gloss finish worthy of a yacht, and the cabinets have nautical hardware like you'd find on a boat, including sailing cleats.Over the bar a TV transforms into a framed mirror when not in use. Behind it beadboard panels were also inspired by boat design.