I’ve spent the last two years navigation in the Caribbean, and among other questions that friends and house have, where we sleep seems to be a big concern. Questions as to the relieve of our bedding, is it dry, does it get hot and stuffy, and of policy where does our cat sleep are all hot items. What we found on the nights that we weren’t sleeping on a beach under the stars, or even in our cockpit, is that memory foam provided an perfect explication to the needs of many boaters.

Memory Foam Mattress Toppers

When I tell people we slept on a memory foam for the entire period of our trip they promptly come up with further questions, mostly centered colse to whether it is legitimately suitable for boating. Doesn’t it get wet and damp? Isn’t it prone to mold? Well I can legitimately say that it is an perfect explication for boats, and neither gets damp nor moldy. We changed our bedding on a weekly basis and inspected the mattress each time, and to date have never noticed any dampness, odours or mildew.

The attractiveness of memory foam is that it can be cut to fit any space, which on boats is maybe its most unique selling point. If you’ve never seen a sailboat forward cabin then you may not appreciate just how cramped and triangular the bed can be. Think of the hull profile of a sailboat, a V shape at the front, and then appreciate that below the deck, right at the front, is the biggest bed on many boats! If you’re a restless sleeper then you are likely to impose considerable injury to the ankles and feet of your companion, in our boat the width at the base of the v-berth as it’s known is less than 12 inches.

To convention shape the memory foam you naturally use a hot knife, permanent market, and a right edge, and mark out the shape you need. It’s leading not to forget that any cuts you make on the top are the inverse when cutting on the bottom. A great tip is to mark out template using cardboard or newspaper so that you are inevitable in your dimensions. Then use the template to cut your mattress. Don’t forget the golden rule of all cutting projects – part twice, cut once!

In addition to shaping the mattress, someone else phenomenal asset is that memory foam can be rolled up and put away. For budding racers it’s leading that you can entrance your sail storage, often called the loft, without being impeded by the bedding that lives on top of it. Of policy when you’re rolling into bed after the regatta you’ll appreciate that your mattress was spared of the salt-water wash-down.

Another selection that navigation types think is using a memory foam mattress topper to augment the existing mattresses in their boat. This is an perfect explication to bridge the gaps in the middle of the dissimilar jigsaw pieces that make up many sailboat mattresses. The suspect for the jigsaw is to enable entrance to warehouse lockers underneath beds and settees, without having to remove one large mattress or cushion. It’s also because the entrance to cabins in smaller boats legitimately wouldn’t permit one large mattress. But a memory foam topper that is flexible and can be rolled out once in the cabin creates a comfortable, supportive and importantly uniform sleeping covering that retains the benefits of modular mattresses, but dramatically improves your sleeping experience.

So there you have it. Memory foam is legitimately suitable for life at sea.

Is Memory Foam suitable for Use on Boats?