The couple who own and live on this yacht were tired of the cramped space dominated by a large refrigerator. They needed the space to open up as well as have more storage cabinets. We spent many days discussing the design, and it became a fun genesis to their ulimate galley. We went with a painted finish because the wood grain was too busy for the 7’x12′ space and it was impossible to make it work with the granite countertop and teak. The teakwood trim is to match the adjoining rooms which are all teak. Drawings of the new galley included the dimensions of appliances they wanted installed, such as the cool drawer-type dishwasher and the twin, under-counter fridges. The drawings helped them to further detail their preferences, such as a rope moulding on the door fronts, the number of drawers, trash bin and lights. Though the outside of the cabinets are painted, inside are lacquered maple veneer. The fronts have a unique cove-mold edge made possible with a special hinge. I designed a stainless exhaust hood over the stove and had that fabricated to fit the space. To overcome the boxed-in feel, i built arches into the crown of the cabinets. I made a grid-pattern in the ceiling with removeable panels to access wires if needed and accented this with teak corbels. In the evening, soft halogen lights under the cabinets enhance the tranquility of this kitchen with an ocean view.