Feel the aristocratic atmosphere
Going down the companionway, below decks the schooner opens her magnificent interior. Carrina’s originality and quality of boatbuilding makes her a very unique part of maritime heritage. Above decks the Carrina has vast amount of space, adorned with stunning wood and brass fittings, true to the original glory of her ancestry.
But it is only when going below decks that one really appreciates her true beauty and originality.
Only the finest Honduras mahogany was used in the construction of the interior, hand crafted and French-polished by Robertson’s of London, who were accredited with some of London’s most prestigious shops of that time.
Nowadays it is almost as complete and intact as the day she was fitted out. Remove a drawer of the dressing table in her aft Ladies cabin and you may be surprised to find, on its under-side, a little label affixed by the joiners who made it a lifetime ago.
The saloon is the piece de resistance, an epic of French-polished bulkheads and doors, with raised and fielded panels with filigree borders to sideboards and shelving. There are sofas to port and starboard; the folding leaf dining table also to starboard and with two shield-backed dining chairs to its inboard side. In the cabins, the original plated pumps and marble top wash basins are still in place, as is the French-polished mahogany panelling. The interior is almost original and wonderfully preserved with the patina that only comes with age. She offers a warm and comfortable welcome to those who step aboard.