Boat Show (second installment)

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It’s Monday and we just returned from the Seattle Boats Afloat Show. While I am absolutely exhausted, I am also elated at the response we received at the show. There were so many of you who have been keeping up with the progress that came by to see the boat. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to all of you who had such positive comments. As promised, here are some more pictures:
Jan says I am a lousy photographer and she is probably right. I forgot to turn on the other light before snapping away. This is the forward stateroom and it is quite lovely with the grass cloth on the sides and mirrors framing the leather backboard of the berth. We finally measured the berth and find that it is 3″ wider than a queen bed and is the same length as a California king (84″) This appealed to a lot of tall people at the show.
Here is the sink in the master head. It is an Avonite counter top with an undermount molded sink. The fixtures are Grohe. I like what Dan did with the curved fascia. It is a nice touch.
The second stateroom, while not huge, does provide for extra wide singles that are also 84″ long. The mattresses here as well as in the master stateroom are Handcraft Mattresses which are not only extremely comfortable, but they carry a 10 year warranty. I slept in the master stateroom last night and it was wonderful.
We have put Bosch full sized washer dryers on board. In earlier boats we put “all in one” units and while they were compact, they took a long time to dry and the size of the load was pitiful. These will be great when we do the FUBAR. This is a standard feature of the Northwest 42.
Looking down the hallway forward, you can see the natural cork flooring. It is very durable and is a sustainable product. It also has sound dampening characteristics.
And finally, here is Nor’wester taking her place in the boat show. I thank all of you who have been so supportive our efforts these past 2 years. This is not the end of the blog, but it is the beginning of a new chapter. We now have 4 more Northwest 42s to build and if the response we got at the show is an indicator, we will be building many, many more.