We Made It!!!! We are all nearly exhausted, but the crew pulled together and we made the Seattle Boats Afloat Show. We were literally still installing cabinet doors and drawer fronts up until the opening of the show. Here are some shots I took today.
This is the optional flybridge seating area. There will be cocktail tables installed when the show is over. The Sunbrella cushions really came out nice. This is going to be a great spot to unwind at the end of the day. A glass of wine, a bit of cheese, a glorious sunset and that special person in your life.
The Bullfrog Dinghy nestles in behind the flybridge seat. We installed the optional 1000lb. Nick Jackson davit that lifts the nearly 800lb dinghy with ease. This dinghy is 11.5 feet long and easily fits. I think that a 12′ or 13′ dinghy will fit with no difficulty.
The helm seat is quite comfortable and the visibility is good. Objects in the water within one boat length of the bow can easily be seen. Docking is easier from the pilothouse or by using the optional remote controls from the side of the upper deck or the Portuguese Bridge.
The instrument cluster is well laid out with all controls easily reached from the comfy helm chair. We put a jog stick that steers the boat so easily that I doubt that I will ever need to use the wheel. We are considering the jog switch for the upper helm station in lieu of a wheel.
The pilothouse settee is shown above. The leather seats are soooooo comfortable. Visibility while seated here underway is outstanding.
The galley is roomy and well laid out. Note the backsplash. This is fused glass made for us by our good friend, Kathy Crain, from San Juan Island. Each piece is fired in a kiln and she uses her artistic magic to make an exquisite, functional work of art. The Avonite counter tops I like better than granite. Also the Grohe faucet is not only elegant but very functional with its pull out spigot.
The saloon seating and table are shown here. Kathy also fired the fused glass that is in the center of the table. The table is not quite finished as Dan has to finish the leaves and install them. The table still looks great. Under the settee at the left of the picture is the battery switch panel. I wanted it there as I don’t like to stumble up to the pilothouse to get lights on when I return to the boat after dark. Too many boats make you grope around to get lights on.
This picture is a bit dark, but shows the other side of the saloon. The chair shown will not be kept as it is too large and is not practical. Note the TV. The image is that of the engine room. We installed a camera so that you can see into the engine room from either the saloon TV or the flat screen display on the computer in the pilothouse.
That’s all of the pictures I could get today. I will post more interior images soon.
Come to the Seattle Boats Afloat Show to see her “live”.