Remodeling

I’ve had a lot of requests for pictures of Nautical Dreamer but have been apprehensive since we aren’t done “fixing” it yet. Some family have visited recently so I feel like the cat is out of the bag. So I went ahead and snapped a few pictures to show here.

There are a few areas missing. Both “heads” (baths) are purposely left out since they are an embarrassment. We will address that in the future but they are very small and ugly. The third sleeping area is basically storage and laundry right now, so there is nothing to see there. I didn’t take photos of the outside areas either: the fly bridge and the seating in the fore deck. As you look through, keep in mind we aren’t finished with our “remodeling.” Flooring is incomplete in several rooms, for example.

First, here is the master stateroom and the infamous “Princess and the Pea” bed. I’m standing in the doorway to take these photos. What you can’t see are the his and hers closets on either side of the room or the cabinets below the storage baskets on both sides. The headboard had been mirrors, but we covered them with padded material so it’s more comfy (and nicer looking).

You can't see the height in this picture, but I need a step stool to get into this thing.
You can’t see the height in this picture, but I need a step stool to get into this thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick built shelves to house the storage baskets on the counter tops at each side. Below the counter tops there are cabinets. We were excited there was so much storage and then opened them and realized they were cabinet doors that hid boat innerds with a small amount of storage.  We’ve not replaced the window treatments yet.

This is my side of the bed. The other side is identical.
This is my side of the bed. The other side is identical.

The next pictures are of the office/spare bedroom. The day bed has a second bunk that flips down, a sort of Murphy bed. We were excited there was a lot of storage and shelves, although they are all narrow.

Day bed.
Day bed.

 

Cabinets next to the day bed.
Cabinets next to the day bed.
The "office" part of the room: computer, printer, etc.
The “office” part of the room: computer, printer, etc.

I thought I’d show the before (first two) and after pictures for the main salon. We haven’t completed the breakfast bar, so keep that in mind. We’ve purchased a solid live edge piece of black walnut to put on top of the cabinets to form the breakfast bar with the chairs in front. We haven’t done anything with the window coverings yet, either.

Before One.
Before One.
Before two.
Before two.
After seating area.
After seating area.
After looking toward the aft deck.
After looking toward the aft deck.
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We pulled out the built in seating and will put inn a breakfast bar (not completed yet). On the right hand side is the start of the galley and the end cap of the breakfast bar storage is a spice cabinet. Cabinets and wall will be stained/painted to match and there will be shelves on that wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the main salon there are two steps down into the galley (kitchen). As you can see, it is quite small, especially if there are two of you in there working! We are getting used to it, but do have plans to renovate eventually. For the picture, I’m standing in the main salon by the breakfast bar.

Our "micro" kitchen. We've not done anything with it yet.
Our “micro” kitchen. We’ve not done anything with it yet.

The last photos I’ve got are of the aft deck. Again, we haven’t changed the window coverings. In all the boats we looked at, this room was more like a screened in porch. We really like that this boat is an actual room. Still, we picked outdoor furniture, a sectional, that can be used for sleeping (grand kids, maybe?) if needed. This is where our front, back and side doors are located, as well as the steps to the fly bridge. We are trying to decide how to be able to stow the steps out of the way unless needed. Any ideas?

This is where Rick can steer if its raining and he doesn't want to be on the fly bridge.
This is where Rick can steer if its raining and he doesn’t want to be on the fly bridge.

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2 thoughts on “Remodeling”

  1. Tom and I couldn’t wait to come and see it for ourselves. We were amazed at how homey and spacious it is. You have selected perfect furniture and brought so much of your art work and personal memorabilia into the boat we knew immediately that it will be the perfect life for you and Rick. It is hard to believe all the labor that has gone into achieving your goal. Beautiful!

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