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Redoing interior of boat for large crews and world sailing.
We purchased a 70' LOA sailboat a few years ago for putting large teams on and cruising the world doing missions/ministry relief work. As well as local Pensacola, FL sailing.
Over the past 7 years, we have brought over 1,500 college age volunteer students to Pensacola. To date we have roofed over 100 homes, built 20+ wheel chair ramps, etc.
"Selah" our (Pensacola World Changers) boat is for entertainment for these teams as well as future international work. It took us 3 years but we finally have the hull in perfect condition and looking like a million bucks, unfortunantly the boat was eaten up with termites as well as the rot from her sinking in Hurricane Ivan, so we recently gutted the entire boat.
Originally the boat was set up for major comfort for 6-10, where we want a few amenities but would like to be able to have 24+ on board comfortably. We ripped out a king size bed, full size washer & dryer, full size range, dishwasher, trash compactor, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.
We're to the point of beginning to layout/design/rebuild her. We will re-run all electric, plumbing, and of course build the cabinets, bunks, etc.
Any suggestions on what materials, best layouts, wiring schematics, etc for a undertaking like this?
Bare bones design and materials sounds really good to me, but keeping in mind that she will be used for blue water sailing, etc.
Any ideas or direction would be helpful and much appreciated.
Until the Whole World Hears,