|Cockpit of our new boat.|
|The seating area as it is now|
|Conceptually, this is what I would like it to become (this is in a Nordhavn 46)|
|the couch on the starboard side.|
|The galley with cooktop, convection microwave, and full size refrigerator|
Behind the door just to the right of the refrigerator is a full size stackable washer dryer like you would find in an apartment. We can finally do our own laundry no matter where we are!
|The stereo and storage, even under the steps. Nice wood blinds too.|
|The 220 volt washer dryer just like you would find on land.|
The pilothouse is next. The view from here is fantastic. The dash is a bit outdated in its design. I have plans to completely re-work the dash area and turn it into something much more user-friendly and modern. This might be a good winter project as I think it will take some time to figure out the final design and it will definitely take some time to rebuild it. Underneath the dash is a huge potential storage area that is currently not very accessible. I plan to change this and make it usable.
|The outdated dash/helm.|
|Lou Scott's redesigned 48LRC dash. A big improvement.|
Above the dash is the location of a lot of electronics. This is something that will definitely be changed as some of the electronics up here are outdated and will be replaced.
|overhead location of electronics.|
Behind the helm is a great seating area and also a bed called a "pilot berth". On long-range boats that are making long passages (say, crossing an ocean) it is common to have a bed in the pilothouse for the captain to sleep in. This way, whoever is on watch can easily wake the captain should a situation arise that needs the captains attention and decision making authority.
|The settee in the pilothouse|
|The pilot/captain/watch berth above the settee. The bed is 6.5' long.|
|The stairs that lead to the bedrooms and bathrooms|
|single bed on port side of master stateroom|
|The larger bed on the Starboard side of the master stateroom|
The master stateroom has its own bathroom. This head features quite a bit of floor space (for a boat) and a nice medicine cabinet. There is a tub/shower in here as well.
|entrance to master head on port side of stateroom|
|the sink, medicine cabinet, and tub/shower|
|The main head. Love that toilet seat cover!|
|The stall shower in the main head|
|The vee-berth in the bow of the boat.|
|small bench in vee-berth; great for taking off shoes|
I'm heading down in 1 week to spend about a week getting the boat ready for the trip north up the coast. We will be moving the boat in about 2 weeks from Stockton to Brisbane Marina about 5 miles north of the San Francisco airport. Here it will be well staged for the the trip up the coast. When the weather is right my crew and I will fly down to San Francisco and hop in a cab to get onboard and start our 5 day trip up the coast to our home port of La Conner, WA. We can't wait to get Adagio home!!!