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Handmade Yachting Bags at Zürner Oceanic


The Experience

Parktake in an intimate shopping experience at local shop and studio Zürner Oceanic, exclusively for The Vanderbilt guests. With a glass of wine or bubbly in hand, Create a custom Zürner Oceanic bag using vintage and antique marine grade materials, including rope, sailcloth and hardware. Jennie and John Zuerner will share stories about each piece, where it came from and what it would have been used for on the water. After laying out the bag design, John will assemble and sew the bag and ship it directly to your doorstep as a keepsake of your time in Newport. Patches, monograms and zippers can be added to further personalize the bag at an additional cost.

  • Available daily beginning December 18th | Inquire with Concierge to book
  • $625 for one hour experience during which you can make two homemade bags
  • Additional cost based on the specific product the guest would like to make | Small tote bag, large tote bag, backpack, custom hand-painted canvas backgammon set, custom soft shackle bracelet
  • For groups 1 - 4 | For The Vanderbilt guests

Children ages 8 and up can participate in designing either a shackle bracelet or their own hand painted travel backgammon game, but must have adult supervision. Zürner Oceanic will create coloring sheets of a backgammon board and a bracelet, and kids can color it in to create the design of their choice. Zürner Oceanic will take their artwork as inspiration and use it to create their custom bracelet or backgammon board, and will send it to them afterwards along with their original artwork.

About Zürner Oceanic

Sailor and designer John Zuerner set out to create a brand which delivers truly authentic nautical goods crafted with a yachtsman’s attention to detail. All of their products are made using marine grade materials, including yachting bags made from vintage rope, hardware, and fabrics and made one-of-a-kind. With each piece, they carry on the New England tradition of sailor-made goods.

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