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Our office and library in Marblehead, MA has thousands of fabrics, carpets, window treatments, furniture, trims, accessories and foam samples to choose from. Just name your color!


  Team Onboard  

With a team of highly skilled and accredited professionals, we are ready to deliver your custom project Onboard! We have several years of experience designing and fabricating quality products. Our team has a unique combination of fine workmanship as well as an education in marine materials. Onboard Interiors resume includes local celebrities' yachts, super-yachts, a historical J Class yacht, and the largest privately- owned sailing yacht in the world!


Under the watchful eye of owner, Krisha Plauché, Onboard Interiors is well established and respected design firm. Krisha's background as a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain, a certification from Westlawn School of Marine Technology along with several years employed as a yacht designer provide her with the hands-on and technical tools she needs to outfit your vessel. She is a contributing author in many Industry magazines, a recently appointed Director of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association and a member of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers-the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. Krisha has logged several thousand hours onboard yachts offshore sailboat racing, sailboat cruising, fishing, powerboat cruising, and deliveries both in the States and abroad. She has first hand knowledge of how to make your boat your coastal home-"cruisable" and comfortable! "Some of my favorite times have been on or near the water, with that in mind, I design your boat to reflect a nautical sensibility using seaworthy materials all so that your life is good onboard!"
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  Awards Onboard  

2013 Award of Excellence in the Interior Upholstery

The Marine Fabricators Association presented Onboard Interiors with an award for Excellence in the Interior Marine Upholstery Category at the Feb 2013 MFA National Convention.  The competition is designed to recognize excellence in marine fabrication. We are thrilled to receive this award!   


2013 Weatherend Furniture Design

Onboard wins Design Contest with Weatherend Furniture!! Here is the finished product-order your items today--Custom paint colors available!


2012 International Achievement Awards

The IFAI selected three projects from Onboard Interiors in the 2012 International Achievement Awards under the Marine Interior Upholstery Category! The IFAI annual awards “Recognize Specialty Fabrics Design Excellence.” There were only a total of eight international projects selected in this category.

  Onboard in the Media  

Articles, Photos, and More

Check out our articles, photos, and informations in US Harbors, New England’s coastal harbor guide.

US Harbors| Onboard Interiors



Interactive Learning Center

Onboard has hosted as a seminar expert for the session titled keeping your boat “ShipShape”. Find out which products can make your seats and canvas look new!


Sitting Pretty

"Better Fabrics and materials put new comfort in cushions.” Custom shops have benefited as the fabric selection is bigger for their customer base, says Krisha Plauche, principal designer at Onboard Interiors in Marblehead, MA”

Marine Fabricator | July 2014


Luxury Ships Offer Design Challenges and Opportunities

“For the casino cruise ships that Onboard Interiors worked on, the chosen fabrics needed to be durable, easy to clean and vibrant. That’s why Plauché and her team had meetings with vessel owners to decide overall design. 'We also met with the crew to decide which areas were in most need of repair and why' she says.”

Marine Fabricator | July 2013


Intelligent Boat Interiors

"Onboard Interiors LLC, Marblehead, Mass., has increased the portion of work
done via the internet. Using technology in this way saves time previously
spent traveling to and from boats and in face-to-face meetings. Plauché says
it also improves customer service since using email cuts the time necessary
to respond to customer queries. Design plans, photos and estimates can be
relayed at any time, while face-to-face meetings are restricted to business

Marine Fabricator | July 2012



How to Choose Interior and Upholstery Fabric

"'Lead your customers in the right direction because they are looking to be
educated, too," Plauché says. "They want the best fabric to suit their
needs. And we want to help them fill that need. We really try to educate the
customers and steer them in the right direction so they will have years of
trouble-free use in this difficult marine environment.'"

Marine Fabricator | September 2011


Tapping Commercial Niche Markets

"Onboard Interiors, a Marblehead, Mass., shop specializing in marine interiors, her recent entry into the cruise ship market proved to be a business success."


Upholstery Journal | August 2010

Yacht Insider's Guide

"Onboard Interiors specializes in boat interior design, providing unique design ideas, top of the line fabrics, and great workmanship to customize living spaces both inside and outside. Krisha is highly rated by her repeat customers as being creative, a good problem solvers and bringing a strong sense of what is practical on a boat. The company is based in Marblehead MA."

Yacht Insider's Guide | 2012

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  Affiliations and Credentials  

Westlawn Institutes of Marine Technology • United States Coast Guard • Massachusetts Marine Trades Association • American Society of Interior Designers • Gowrie Group Insurance • National Women's Sailing Association • Sail Salem

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