Are you ready to set sail with The Real Yacht on Perspective New England? Grab some provisions for the day—a light picnic, a bottle of wine (or two), sunscreen and of course, friends and family—and join Sunbrella fabrics, Morris Yachts and marine interior designer Kate Gable Seremeth as we transform the M36 into a one-of-a-kind, luxury daysailer.

Whether furnishing your home on land or a retreat at sea, the kind of fabric you choose will be one of the most important decisions you make. Is your marine fabric durable enough to stand up to harsh elements such as sand, salt and sun? Is your marine fabric fade resistant and mildew resistant? Is your marine fabric easy to clean after being subjected to spilled sunscreen and that second glass of wine?

In the first episode of The Real Yacht, Kate Gable Seremeth takes us through her upholstery choices and how they rise to the challenge of a marine environment. Follow along as she tackles design challenges such as choosing fabric that is durable and mildew resistant yet soft to the touch; connecting the above deck and below deck living spaces with fabric and accessories; and designing a dodger that matches the sophistication of the yacht while providing protection from the sun and sea spray.

With Sunbrella fabrics throughout the daysailer, there’ no need to worry about fading, mildew or the occasional spill because Sunbrella is easily wiped clean with as little as a damp cloth or soapy water for minor spills. But don’t fear more set in stains because even they can be scrubbed away with more serious solvents without affecting the fabric’s color.

The Real Yacht video series is part of Perspective New England, a design journey exploring the versatility of Sunbrella fabrics for every aspect of your life—at home, on the water or on an adventure. Watch all the Perspective New England videos by visiting the episodes page. Also be sure to check out The Real Yacht episode two and follow all three parts of the Perspective New England project on Twitter and Instagram @Sunbrella and #PerspectiveNE.