I never thought I would say “we had a custom mattress made for our forward cabin”. Mostly because I don’t think of mattresses as being custom made. But in a boat, RV or any other oddly shaped sleeping arrangement, it’s what the situation calls for.
Our boat came with an upgraded mattress in the owner’s cabin but the rest were all original. One of our RV readers reached out right after we purchased the boat. He said he wanted to gift us a mattress for the new traveling home. At first I thought…that is a sweet and strange offer. He went on to explain that he works for Mattress Insider and they make mattresses for RV’s, boats and the such. Ah ha. That makes sense.
So, a few conversations later, we accepted the offer (we’re not crazy). As instructed, we purchased a painter’s plastic drop cloth, cut out the shape of the bed, jotted down the measurements and sent it to the factory in Denver Colorado (this was a little stressful, one measurement mistake and we’d have a new mattress that doesn’t fit!). A couple of weeks later…we had a spankin’ new custom made mattress.
They also recommended we get the Aire-Flow moisture barrier (which we did) because it is designed to prevent mold and moisture build up under the mattresses. Makes a lot of sense for a sailboat. It’s a semi-rigid woven polymer structure that elevates the mattress to help with air circulation.
Here’s the big deal: The mattress is lightweight, much lighter than our tempurpedic and 100% just as comfortable. This makes a huge difference when we are trying to access the compartments under the bed. If weight isn’t an issue or you don’t have to lift your mattress often, this won’t be a big advantage to you.
As always, we asked if they would be willing to offer our readers a discount…and they said yes! Use the discount code WYNN when ordering and you get 10% off! If you have any issues with the code, you can call in your order and it works that way too.