My Own Personal Grey

New Boat Coming Soon!


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.

Oh... Hello. This is a BIG boat.

And it has many nifty period details:

Port vents look like fish or turtles

"Rocket" cleats are definitely from the Science Fiction 50s.

Even the mooring lines look a little retro when they are attached to chrome mooring hitches

Inside it is large enough to need a hallway in the aft.

The aft companionway leads to two cabins and a head.

The master cabin is very roomy:

The master cabin has a radiant heater in the roof that warms the floor of the pilothouse.

There’s room for our junk! or for people… I guess. If we have to….

The Guest Cabin may not actually be for guests, considering how much junk we own...

The forepeak is narrow, but even with these in the way, it will probably make a nifty office.

The forepeak bunks are narrow, but they may become my desk.

There’s plenty of room for cooking, too.

The Galley is good-sized too.

And also plenty of room for lounging around.

The Main salon looking forward to the galley and forepeak.

And a few other niceties, but that’s all you get for now.