Among other things, we’ve been thinking about getting a bigger boat. Notice I don’t say “a new boat” because we can’t afford a previously-unused vessel larger than a rowing dinghy. But while we were out this past weekend looking, we discovered a really nifty boat. It wasn’t what we thought we wanted, it was quite old (built in 1955), and made of wood all of which should have made us dismiss it, but something about the ad made us say “oh, what the heck; let’s go look.”
So we did and… we bought it. (It didn’t hurt that in spite of the negatives, the boat was in great shape and the bank that was holding it was motivated to get it off their books quickly–foreclosures of any kind are a pain in the butt.) So, with the paperwork mostly done, we’re now the owners of an old wooden motor yacht over 50′ long.
And it has many nifty period details:
Inside it is large enough to need a hallway in the aft.
The master cabin is very roomy:
There’s room for our junk! or for people… I guess. If we have to….
The forepeak is narrow, but even with these in the way, it will probably make a nifty office.
There’s plenty of room for cooking, too.
And also plenty of room for lounging around.
And a few other niceties, but that’s all you get for now.