The Future IN Motion

Adding Value to Cruise Liners.

The Benecke-Hornschuch Surface Group as part of the Continental Corporation has been an important player in the cruise ship market for years with its skai brand. Many of the largest and most modern cruise ships in the world have innovative skai surfaces on board. Seating furniture, wall coverings, and headboards in particular are enhanced with the high-quality upholstery materials. In addition, the trendy skai designline FR metal lamination films are especially useful for turning cabin and corridor walls into a spectacular experience. On the high seas, there are no limits to individual wishes with regard to design, colour, and function with skai surfaces.



Perfect upholstery.

With its innovative upholstery materials, the company is represented in many hotels throughout the world. In the past few years, skai has conquered the market of floating hotels, meaning cruise ships.

Through close cooperation with designers, architects, and shipping companies, we have created many impressive solutions that give the respective ships a special flair. The Quantum and the Anthem of the Seas of Royal Carribean, the newest ships of the Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival and the MSC fleet, are floating refences for the surface specialist. Here, the high-quality materials are especially used on headboards, armchairs, benches, chairs, or as wall coverings. The high-quality skai upholstery materials were also used on headboards in the cabins in the Genting Dream and the recently renovated Queen Mary II.

Especially in the interior, all kinds of furniture as well as wall coverings and headboards should be impressive and comfortable. Proven skai upholstery materials offer a variety of structures and colours, which are used in cabins, bars, or restaurants. The trendy designs of the skai upholstery materials also greatly contribute to on-board comfort in the spa area or the casino.

skai upholstery materials with specially designed maritime characteristics, such as skai Neptun and skai cool colors Venezia, ensure outdoor comfort. The outdoor materials that are available in a multitude of trendy colours are particularly robust and weather-resistant thanks to nano coating.

Naturally, the upholstery materials meet the flame retardancy standard IMO FTPC P8 that is common in the cruise ship industry. skai products also have excellent ratings in the areas of abrasion resistance, lightfastness, and ease-of-care and are therefore ideal for use in the cruise ship industry.


MSC Preziosa


skai on board.

The high-quality metal lamination film skai designline FR is especially used as a wall covering in cabins, corridors, and lounges inside the ship. The pallet ranges from calm plain colours to subdued and stylish wood and textile structures to extravagant fantasy designs. In addition, new customer-specific designs and surfaces are constantly created that precisely meet the expectations of the creative designers of the customers.

In accordance with the latest trends, the designs are assigned to various themes, such as the following:

WOOD / Fine woods

The wood theme offers a broad portfolio of metal lamination films with a genuine wood look. Here, the high-quality wood designs not only look very authentic, they also feel like wood. Look and feel always form a whole and therefore contribute to the on-board feeling of wellbeing.

PLAIN COLOURS / Individualist and combiner

With its large selection of trend-oriented plain colors, this theme creates inspiring accents in any room. The sedate spectrum of colors from white to gray to blue makes the combination of the metal lamination films with the trendy skai wood and fantasy decors perfect. We will work with customers and partners to provide any color they wish.

IMO / Safe travel

The metal lamination film was especially developed for the cruise industry. As a result, it is flame retardant pursuant to the IMO FTPC P5 standard regardless of the design and thus guarantees safe travel onboard.

“With skai, new discoveries are on the horizon – Cruise Ahoy!”


Queen Mary II