Ask any yachtsman and they’ll tell you windows, or ports, on a boat have their downsides.
While ports allow natural light into a boat’s interior, these ports also let in heat. Heat from natural light isn’t a bad thing for houses up north in the winter but on a yacht big ports can turn its interior into a greenhouse in a matter of minutes. Certainly you can run the air conditioner at the dock, but running the air conditioner isn’t done so easily or inexpensively when you’re out at sea. This is why yachtsmen need to control the amount of light that comes through the windows to prevent heat from building up inside their boat.
When choosing window treatments for a boat you’ll want to consider the hardware used. Certain metals will quickly rust in salt water environments which is why plastic and extruded aluminum tracking systems are often used in boats. And because of the challenging size and shape of most yacht windows, you’ll want to work with a company that carries window treatments that can be custom made to fit nearly any odd shape and sized window.
Fortunately, there are many window treatment options for boats that let you control the amount of light that comes through your boat’s windows. For centuries, yachtsmen have chosen drapes and curtains for their boat’s windows as they can be custom made to fit almost any size or shape. Today’s water resistant and waterproof fabrics are ideal for boats and keep curtains in perfect shape for years to come. With curtains or drapes you can protect your privacy and have light control by simply opening or closing your curtains or drapes.
Another window treatment option is Bermuda shutters which can be positioned in a variety of sun-blocking angles. From shutting out the sun completely to filling the room with sunlight, Bermuda shutters let you control the amount of light that gets in. Ideal for protecting your privacy, Bermuda shutters come in neutral tones or bold colors to accommodate your boat’s interior and your tastes.