Getting art on board yachts is not as easy as you think.
First the owner has to like it and then of course it has to fit, not only in size but into is immediate surroundings.
Art on yachts needs to be suitable for the environment in which it finds itself. Air conditioned one minute then open to hot humid salt laden air the next.
It’s a tricky business and needs to be handled by someone who knows their onions so to speak.
So it was perhaps fortunate that while lunching on board the stunning charter yacht Irimari at the invitation of Ruper Conner at the Luxury Yacht Group who handles the yachts calendar, that I was seated next to the veteran charter yacht broker Nick Burliegh of Superyachts Monaco who told me all about The Hoard Gallery in Sandgate.
It is a small boutique gallery dedicated to promoting the work of established and emerging artists both nationally and internationally.
Recently founded it has an ethos to seek out work that creates conversation and a passion to champion the work of artists who display exceptional talent and creative genius.
But perhaps more especially because of Nick’s involvement it ensures that the art is suitable for on board use in every respect.
Nick was introduced to the yachting industry when he was first organising the Nice Superyacht Show and then the Monaco Yacht Show. He has been involved in yacht charter and sales every since in a career than spans over 20 years.