Highly Skilled and Experienced
All work at Brandane Interiors is proudly carried out by a highly skilled and experienced team of yacht fitting specialists, and the high quality of their finished projects is a constant testimony the mastery of their craft.
Behind it all is David Ross, founder of the company and hands-on director of the workshop. Born and raised on the Isle of Bute* on the West coast of Scotland, David inherited a strong passion for both woodworking and sailing, a passion he ardently developed there under direct tutelage from his father, a third-generation craftsman.
David emigrated to Canada in 1970, and quickly found work as a sailmaker and rigger in Toronto boatyards. In this early period, he also worked with his older brother at 'Cedarkirk', the brother's company producing fine reproduction classic furniture, extending and refining his woodworking skills.
In 1982, David was given the opportunity to sail for Canada as a full-time crew member on Canada 1, Canada's entry in the 1983 America's Cup Challenge, eventually won by Australia.
At the completion of that experience, he took a position as Captain on a 66 ft. yacht, sailing the Caribbean until 1985, when he finally arrived in Fort Lauderdale and moved ashore to start his yacht re-fitting business; Brandane Interiors was born!
And now Brandane Interiors is celebrating 25 years of continuous success. Over that time, David and his team of craftsmen have worked on some of the world's most prestigious yachts, and in the process have gained an excellent reputation for quality and integrity.
"Over the years" says David, "I've found that solving the unique woodworking challenges in design, execution, and quality presented by yacht re-fits is especially gratifying. Everything that we create and install on yachts not only has to fit seamlessly with the existing compound curves and tight spaces common in any fine yacht, but in most cases the luxurious fine-wood exteriors of cabinets and fitments have to cleverly and invisibly allow access to the many hidden technical systems and networks that run her. When it's all figured out, crafted and installed, it's a wonderful feeling to see customers thrilled with the result."
*Inhabitants of Bute, and their sports teams, have traditionally been known as 'Brandane', it took me 30 years but I finally got the domain name. Hence the change.