Design

Lilly Pulitzer and Barton & Gray Collaborate to Create a New Custom Hinckley Yacht

Sara Kauss Photography

Lilly Pulitzer and Barton & Gray Mariners Club have collaborated once again to create a new custom Hinckley Yacht adorned in Lilly Pulitzer Spring 2017 prints. The yacht will be available to Barton & Gray Mariners Club Members through May 2017 in Palm Beach.

The yacht includes Lilly Pulitzer custom-printed pillows and boat cushions in the top Spring 2017 prints “Fan Sea Pants,” a coral-inspired print that brings to mind days spent snorkeling and discovering an undersea world in the way that only Lilly can imagine, and “Coco Loco,” a nod to the palms of their hometown island of Palm Beach. All Lilly Pulitzer prints are hand-painted by their in-house artists and this collaboration celebrates that.

Sara Kauss Photography

Lilly Pulitzer speaks to generations of rule-breaking sun-followers who celebrate the spontaneous bohemian spirit of Lilly Pulitzer. The company’s effortless fashions are truly born from an original. It all happened by accident, when in 1959 Lilly Pulitzer—a stylish Palm Beach hostess and socialite whose husband Peter Pulitzer owned several Florida citrus groves—opened a popular juice stand on Via Mizner in Palm Beach. Realizing that she needed a uniform to withstand the splashes, Lilly asked her dressmaker to design a dress that would camouflage the stains. The result? A comfortable sleeveless shift dress made of bright, colorful printed cotton in pink, green, yellow, and orange, which her customers loved. Soon Lilly was selling more shift dresses than juice, so she decided to stop squeezing and focus on designing and selling her “Lillys,” resulting in the fashion sensation and a creator of authentic American resort wear as we know it.

Barton & Gray Mariners Club, founded by a group of marine industry and recreation veterans, brings yacht ownership as an amenity, rather than an asset, to market. Barton & Gray Mariners Club offers Membership in a fleet of crewed Hinckley Yachts throughout the Eastern seaboard. Members have unlimited access to the entire fleet—all year long—and have all the joys of yachting in their life without any of the overhead.

For reservation and membership inquiries, contact Barton & Gray at 617.728.3555 or email info@bartonandgray.com. For more about Lilly Pulitzer, visit lillypulitzer.com.