Trimline keeps DFDS ferries’ catering shipshape

One of the Trimline-outfitted serveries on board DFDS’ new ferries.

Specialist ship outfitter Trimline has completed the interior refurbishment of two DFDS ferries, a large part of which was their catering areas.

The cross-Channel ships, Côte des Flandres and Côte des Dunes, had to have high quality serveries and bars installed in the public areas, which Southampton-based Trimline had to turn around in a very short timeframe.

In total Trimline provided skilled tradesmen including joinery, electrics, plumbing, catering, HVAC, and signage, as well as experienced on-site project managers that were capable of finding solutions to any issue.

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For this project the preparation started with working closely with DFDS and designer SMC to ensure detailed planning took place early on, to get an accurate scope of the work needed across the two ships, and how each one’s needs differed.

This meant that both ships could be signed off on time and on budget. Trimline had to cost engineer the project from the early stages by looking for solutions that would give DFDS the best product possible, but importantly still come in on budget.

Andrew Richards, Trimline’s CEO, said: “This was a major investment by the client and a large refurbishment for us. We are thrilled with all the work carried out by the team.

“We listened to the client’s needs, worked within budgets, and produced stunning results which look effortless. We look forward to working with DFDS again in the future.”

Neil Doorley, DFDS’ onboard commercial director added: “We needed a trusted partner who would be able to create a high quality interior for our ships on a tight timeframe.

“I have been extremely impressed with both the professionalism and the high quality output from the Trimline team. The ships look amazing and are proving very popular with our customers.”

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