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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?