Owner is an avid cook and his son is a pro chef. This is the ultimate galley. There will be s.s. sea rails around the counters. The sinks are deep, domestic sized sinks. The stove is a five burner. There is a trash masher across from the stove. Refer is in the aft counter. Freezer is under the pilot berth in the passageway aft.
Nope, not a small cockpit at all. I think that photo distorts the length and the details of that cockpit. That cockpit, measured at the seat top is 11' 2.5" long. I don't know who would consider that "small". There are six guys in the cockpit in that photo including the photographer and there is room for more. Don't forget this boat has two cockpits. There is a center cockpit and an aft cockpit. If you combine the seat top lengths of both cockpits you get just over 18'. Not small.
It was a cost cutting decision!
We'll slap some paint on it and it'll be fine.
This deck rendering is more current. The main change we made after this was the scuttle hatch for the center cockpit. We are moving the hand rails from the top of the PH down to where the eyebrow ids now on the ph. So there will be no teak eyebrow there just beautiful s.s. hand rails that will curve around the forward corners and end just past the tangent.
It's your custom boat and you can have it just the way you want it. But hold off on the eyebrow detail until you see what I am doing there. It's genius!
That "thing" is a hinged section of the transom including the deck, coaming and helm seat that all flops down to make a boarding platform. When it i in the "up" position all you see ate two small hinge plates protruding from the transom face. Maybe this old rendering describes it better.
The overhangs aren't really that long but the owner's wife was adamant that she wanted graceful lines and we tried several approached before resting on this treatment. I'm big on pretty bums. I gave this one a hint of reverse at the bottom and a bit of tumblehome at the top. I roll;ed the upper corner into the sheer. I used all my tricks.
The owner and I played with one profile with a dead plumb stem. He showed it to his wife and said to me the next day, "She could not have disliked it more!" Oh.
Yes, the yard is hopping with a line up of older boats being "restored" for loving owners. I think they have a waiting list if you want your boat refurbished. Bill Crealock would be very happy to see his old designs being made shiny again.
To begin with my client and his wife are quite young and fit. The wife is exceptionally fit. Take a look at this layout. This is the current layout. Owner and wife will sleep aft. That was always the plan. There is a generous quarter berth to starboard and a generous double quarter berth to port. They will have sleeping options.