This isn’t a huge sailboat, and a queen sized 11″ thick Nectar Mattress is no joke.  Watch to see if I was able to install/unbox it.


How about putting a mattress on a Sailboat?

We took the challenge, and by the way no one challenged us. We’ve been thinking about putting a mattress on a boat for awhile.

We as a family, love to take road trips. We drive by RVs and think how fun it would be to have your own moving bedroom. I t must be comfortable since it’s a bed and you don’t have to leave it. How easy it must be nowadays, to order a bed in a box to ditch the old RV mattress and get a brand new shiny one that would last long.

One thought led to another and finally it clicked! How do you get a mattress on a boat? And how do you get rid of the old one? How big should it be, do you have to get a special “boat mattress?”

Luckily, I had access to a sail boat since my MIL close friend owns one. I talked to her about my idea on how intrigued I am now to find out if I can get a bed in a box on that boat and she immediately approved. She told me how much she hated the flimsy mattress she sleeps on when she is sailing and how sleeping on it is sometimes impossible. Perfect! That’s my cue right there. I went online after inquiring about that mattress size and bought her one. Did you catch that part, the part where I said that I bought her one? I could get just about any direct to consumer mattress company to give me a mattress for free. However, I chose to buy her a Nectar. I will tell you later on why I was so lucky I chose Nectar. Better yet, watch my movie on YouTube, trust me it’s worth it.

I will give you a hint as to why I chose to buy a Nectar, it does not come in a box…

I ordered it, but then I was so worried. Flash back to the first time I ordered a Nectar mattress in 2017, it took FOREVER to arrive. During the wait I forgot I have ordered it. I honestly freaked out when I saw a big, long tube shaped wrapped item by my door I thought it was a dead body (I know, too much Sons Of Anarchy). At first I thought wow, why ship in a tube all compressed and rolled up? Why not just compress and then fold it and ship it in a box?

If that Nectar doesn’t make it on time I am screwed. I can only do it during Spring Break that’s the only time when I am free and available to travel to CA. Surprisingly, Nectar took care of that issue, the proof: The mattress was by my MIL’s doorstep in 4 business days! Kuddos Nectar, you saved the day (Spring break vacation/ work in this case) and now I am super ready and excited for this.

So how did we do, did it fit?
Oh, and in case you were still wondering why Nectar? Easy, I really got lucky here. Unlike other mattresses on the market nowadays, Nectar comes wrapped in a tube shaped container not in a box (the only other mattress that comes wrapped I can think of is The Purple Mattress). Also the way it’s wrapped and compressed, not folded compressed helped me a lot inside that small room. Do you see the part of the boat that my hat is touching?

nectar mattress and pillow inside a sailboat

Imagine that I had found a way to get a wider mattress through the door (hint I couldn’t have) when a typical bed in a box is unfolded it wouldn’t make it under that part of the boat. I would have been stuck with an L shaped mattress, which would have meant that it would be time to breakout the saw to get it out of the room. So Nectar had 3 key advantages over other choices:

Affordable price
Ships in a tube shape (taller and skinnier than a typical bed in a box shape)
Rolled up not folded
End results, WE DID IT. We installed an 11″ thick queen sized mattress in a place where it certainly shouldn’t fit. Of course, this means that it isn’t coming out without being chopped in half, but that’s a problem for another day, hopefully 10 years or more from now.

rana on a nectar mattress inside a sailboat

Yes We Can! I put a mattress on a boat.
I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I enjoyed setting up a Queen Size Mattress on a Sail Boat.

I also would love to hear your thoughts! Do you think we could have gotten another similar quality mattress into that tight space? I’m pretty sure that a typical bed in a box wouldn’t have made it through the door. I heavily considered a Purple mattress, but they are SOOO heavy, so I opted not to buy one.

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3 Responses

  1. It was smart to pick the most compressed mattress! You make this look ridiculously easy!
    A purple would have needed a crane.. or a wrestler to move 😉 Or Clinton! He looks strong! But too big for the boat’s cabin… hmmm…

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