BUILDING AN INTERIOR VISION
For more than 70 years, List GC has made the impossible possible and delivered custom solutions for some of the world’s most renowned yachts
A luxury yacht interior is to List GC what bespoke tailoring is to Savile Row; an artistic expression of accurately executed quality imbued with a personalised flair. The leading interior outfitter of unique living spaces has breathed life into more than 60 yacht projects, 400 interior refits and 300 residential projects to date. From complex finishes and experimental surfaces to elegant wall panelling and individual pieces of furniture, List GC interprets, builds and assembles entire interiors bringing 3D design to reality.
From humble beginnings as a small family joinery business founded in 1950, the company from Bad Erlach in Austria has continued to expand and is today at the pinnacle of superyacht craftsmanship. It operates in a world where trends are eschewed in favour of owners’ dreams. Where seasonal colour palettes are shunned, and bespoke is king.
Craftsmen and artisans, including carpenters, painters, surface technicians, upholsterers and production engineers work together under List GC’s roof. The world’s leading designers outline an owner’s brief. The world’s leading shipyards construct the yacht. And List GC takes the mantle at the outfitting stage building the finished interior. But it doesn’t end there.
The yachting industry may be indifferent to fashions, but it sets the creative benchmark high. Owners’ demands for new surfaces, inventive finishes and specialist details keep List GC’s innovative cogs turning. It’s the interior outfitters who conceive liquid metals, 3D lacquer resins, new treatments for timbers, unique bas relief techniques and work together with specialised suppliers to invent an entirely new generation of sustainable fabrics.
INNOVATION IN MOTION
For decades, List General Contractor (List GC) has worked tirelessly to expand its knowledge and expertise. In 2021, it took that process one step further, investing in its internal research and development department. Leveraging years of collective experience, the R&D team are tasked with advancing the company’s expertise while simultaneously pioneering new opportunities. Improvements made in CAD engineering and 3D printing supports the beating heart of List GC’s inventive imagination. Now, prototypes can be printed, tested and revised in a few days, rather than weeks, before the final piece can be ordered from manufacturers.
As the yacht designs themselves grow ever more fanciful, so the high degree of calculations and precision engineering at the outfitting stage evolves. It produces head-scratching moments, such as how to secure a heavy slab of marble to a bathroom substructure without compromising the design or function. In most cases, standard parts are not the answer, and an entirely new locking mechanism would need to be developed to hold it securely in place. The invisible solutions – behind the scenes inventions – are what see a superyacht interior come to fruition.