March 22, 2014

Sub-Zero and Wolf on the Road in an Airstream?


At Clarke, we love unique projects. We enjoy seeing installations of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances in spectacular homes, condos, offices, sports facilities, restaurants and even yachts. However, when Greg Hall, owner of Island Outfitters came into our Milford showroom to select appliances, it was for a project like none we had ever experienced. Greg is putting Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances into a vintage Airstream trailer that he is restoring. He’s named it “Rhode Yacht.”


Since space is at a premium, you won’t find a Sub-Zero Pro 48 or a Wolf Dual-Fuel Range, but guests who will be invited to step inside for a drink with Greg and his wife will find a Wolf Microwave Drawer, Sub-Zero Integrated Refrigerator Drawers, a 2-burner Wolf Electric Cooktop and a Sub-Zero Undercounter Wine Storage unit. After all, Greg is planning to unveil his finished Rhode Yacht at the Nantucket Wine Festival, at which Clarke is a sponsor, so he needs the best wine storage for entertaining and this, the smallest wine storage available from Sub-Zero, perfectly preserves both reds and whites. In addition, Greg plans to do a great deal of outdoor cooking on his road adventures, so he selected a Wolf gas grill so that the outdoor food prep would be no less perfect than his indoor culinary adventures.

Here’s a sneak preview of the interior during installation of the appliances, along with a photo of the Rhode Yacht nestled inside during restoration…



While Greg started the project as a personal dream, everyone he talks to wants to be part of it. In addition to Clarke, he now has a long list of partners inluding Morris Yachts (who has done all reburbishing in their Maine luxury yacht-building headquarters), M.S. Walker and Sunbrella.

Here’s a little preview of some of the nearly finished interior…a whole new life for this vintage trailer with spectacular woods, fabrics and stainless steel appliances throughout!


We look forward to sharing final finished photos soon…stay tuned for more on the adventures of Island Outfitters’ Rhode Yacht.

Clarke is working on a mobile installation surprise of our own…stay tuned for details! Do you have a unique project in which you just never thought you could include Sub-Zero, Wolf or ASKO appliances? We invite you to make an appointment to discuss your dream with one of our Clarke showroom consultants in Milford, MA or South Norwalk, CT. They would love to help you select just the right combination of appliances for your space and vision. Now we’ve outfitted a vintage trailer…love to see what you are dreaming about today!