Advice on Choosing Duvets

1) Duvets are not  planks of wood - they do not need to fit exactly:  

When looking at the Size Guide remember that a duvet will largely take the shape of the bed it is on.  Single duvets, in particular, need to be larger than the bed to be able to go around the person.  But a standard household duvet is much too big as is designed to overhang on both sides of the bed.

2) Duvets from home used on a boat:

In the forward / bow / V Berth cabin standard double household duvets can be as much as 120 cm too wide at the foot end.

Used on a boats rectangular berth they can be as much as 60 cm too wide.

3) We all sleep under duvets the same way:

When we are hot at home we put a foot or leg out to cool down. When we cool down in the night we roll over and draw our leg back in without waking-up.  We should be able to sleep like this on board too!

Under a standard household duvet on a boat there is much excess duvet folded at the foot end - making the natural process of cooling down almost impossible.

Choosing a duvet that is the right shape for the berth will enable you to keep cool, make the beds more easily and maintain tidier cabins.



Easy-Care Boat Duvet Covers Colours  (50:50 Poly-Cotton)

100% Cotton  Will require Ironing !


L. Blue

Navy Stripe

L. Green




Navy /L.Blue Navy /Burgundy Navy Stripe Tan Stripe