You may have heard the name Majilite mentioned. While we toured the new Monte Carlo Yachts 76 with designer Dan Lenard, we heard it repeatedly.
Lenard, as in Nuvolari-Lenard, the innovative Venice-based design firm responsible for the looks and styling of many memorable yachts, extolled the virtues of this amazing man-made material that looks and feels astonishingly like suede or leather.
It is so well done that it fits just right on the high-end interior of multimillion-dollar yachts. On the MCY 76, it appears as a trim on the helm console and accent on doors or around windows within an attractive décor blending whitewashed pear wood veneer, teak and real leather floors or panels. Lenard’s enthusiasm for this flexible and attractive material and the manufacturer, which he found during one of his trips to the United States, is infectious. Majilite Corporation, is based in Milwaukee and has a 165,000-square-foot ISP 9001-certified manufacturing facility outside of Boston. Employing a full staff of chemists, engineers and technicians, it has developed specialty faux suedes and leathers made of engineered nylon or polyester fiber matrix, which are manufactured in the United States, without PVC or other dangerous compounds. The material is easy to maintain and resistant to wear and tear, heat and humidity. And above all, it looks great. It may be the perfect solution for many problem areas on the yacht.
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