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Old 08-22-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hello Trawler friends. An undisclosed marine couch company gave me a quote for a 60" Wide Sofa. It's not a pull out bed. Just a couch with some storage under the cushions. I was quoted $3200 which includes shipping. After I picked myself up from the floor from passing out, I told myself there was no way I would pay that.

So my question. Does anyone have any recommendations for a marine couch that would fit in a 1999 Mainship 350/390? I'm not looking for anything wider than 65" and 35" deep.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Old 08-22-2017, 04:29 PM   #2
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I got a great teak sofa here. We're very happy with it.

https://www.goldenteak.com/mm5/merch...ource=amazonpa
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:30 PM   #3
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Wow. That's great. Thank you.
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Alex,

We have always purchased "free standing" furniture. In our 34' mainship we found a futon was the best fit. In our current boat we bought a sleeper love seat and gutted the sleeper section for storage. We found in both cases to find something without the side arms. It took a lot f looking to find the right fits.

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You might look at RV furniture shops. There is quite a selection online.
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All great tips. Thank you.
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We wanted recliners instead of our sleep sofa... so we just went to the LazyBoy store...
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We just bought a sofa with 3 recliners from RecPro. $899.00, free shipping. Looks great, very comfortable.
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Here ya go: www.homereserve.com
You can design your own, and it's not expensive. I put a wall-to-wall leather sofa on my Hatteras. It's about 9 to 10 feet long. I think it was just under $1,000. Love the storage underneath which I did not have with the free-standing furniture. I got two ottomans, too.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:50 PM   #10
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I knew there had to be options other than a $3200 couch. Thank you so much everyone.
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We also use free standing furniture. It takes some time and careful attention to measurements, but you can probably find conventional furniture that will fit. And buying from a furniture store will be a fraction of the cost of buying from someone who specializes in boat furniture.

One challenge though is getting it on the boat if you have tight access as we do. Some furniture can't be disassembled, which you have to take into account.

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Hello Trawler friends. An undisclosed marine couch company gave me a quote for a 60" Wide Sofa. It's not a pull out bed. Just a couch with some storage under the cushions. I was quoted $3200 which includes shipping. After I picked myself up from the floor from passing out, I told myself there was no way I would pay that.

So my question. Does anyone have any recommendations for a marine couch that would fit in a 1999 Mainship 350/390? I'm not looking for anything wider than 65" and 35" deep.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Alex, is that the Mainship standard-issue couch you have pictured for $3200?
Whew wee! We have the exact one on our 34 that a 390 owner gave us when he changed to recliners instead. It's a good fit for a 34 salon too but we would've never paid that much for it. It's amazing how the price goes up when stuff is labeled "marine".
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:31 AM   #14
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Boomerang, that's not the standard issue. I wish. The boat was purchased from the PO with two reclining chairs. You're absolutely right though. Everything from toilet paper to electronics skyrockets once you add the word "Marine". It's amazing. I'm in the wrong business.
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I got a futon from World Market, like 500bucks. Ends fold down to make a bed, cushions have a zippered liner so they can be removed and cleaned. With cushions off, light enough for just me to carry off the boat. Been happy with it for nine years.
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We bought a sofa and love seat set at a local furniture store...had the sofa delivered to the house, the love seat delivered to the boat.
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One challenge though is getting it on the boat if you have tight access as we do. Some furniture can't be disassembled, which you have to take into account.

Paul
I had this issue when buying a new sofa and 2 barrel chairs. Sliding door had 23 1/2 inch clearance. Had to go with a marine furniture co. that allowed for partial disassembly to get through that door! However, I must say the quality of the product and Sunbrella fabric for marine use was A+ .
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"Everything from toilet paper to electronics skyrockets once you add the word "Marine". It's amazing. I'm in the wrong business."

Try "aircraft" or "military" for best markups.
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FF, good point. Lol.
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Another question. Should the furniture in the boat be made of a certain upholstery material? It will be in the boat during the season with a dehumidifier on and damp rid canisters all over the boat. Thoughts?
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