First below is the pilot house. 90% of the electronics were installed at the yard, but as you can see the computer monitors were not among them. That was due to a little oversight on our part, but no big deal in the end. This also turned up probably the biggest oh-shit so far. I had measured out the panel space based on some drawings and thought we had plenty of space for the three 24" monitors, 2 side by side in the big center panel, and the third on the little wing on the right. Well, it turns out my estimate was off and the monitor won't quite fit on the wing panel. After discovering this, Chris from Performance Marine (the electronics guys) brought over one of the monitors the next day for some creative installation brainstorming. Lots of head scratching ensued, and we finally realized that if we routed out a small part of the lower corner in the center panel, we could get the side monitor to fit. Problem solved.
|Pilot house - the nerve center|
Here's the captain's cabin which is behind the pilot house. The 60 and 63 are the only Nordhavn's with a separate cabin off the pilot house until you get up to the 72. It's one of our favorite features in the boat, giving both a good place for the off-watch person to sleep close at hand, and a third cabin when you have guests aboard.
|Captain's cabin behind pilot house|
Here's are a few shots of the salon, all cleaned up and shiny with seat cushions and everything. The navy blue cushions are for the cockpit and fly bridge settees.
|Salon looking aft/port|
|Salon looking forward|
|Salon, looking aft/starboard|
The 60 differs from the 55 only in the length of the cockpit and boat deck above, and here's what it looks like. It's an incredible outdoor space with plenty of shade and no cramped feeling.
|Cockpit looking aft|
|Cockpit looking forward|
The galley looks great with the granite counters and back splash, stainless appliances, and teak cabinets.
|Galley, peeking in from the salon|
Here's the guest cabin followed by the office. These are separated by a sliding door and folding partition so it can be one open space, or can provide privacy depending on the need.
|Deere 6090 centerpiece in the engine room|
Here's a view looking forward in the engine room.
|Engine room forward view|
And here's what the extended boat deck looks like on the 60. It looks even more spacious without a dinghy, but the extra space plus the extra extension (the extension to the extension) that you can see beyond the railings lets you push the dinghy further aft to make moving around much easier.
|Extended extended boat deck|
|Boat deck and pilot house|
The stack is complete with all the lights and instruments. Just the sat domes and a few small instruments still to add.
|Stack and fly bridge hard top|
|Fly bridge helm|
Fly bridge help settee and table make for a great hang-out space, and was a good spot to watch the 4th of July rumpus that you will see shortly.
|Fly bridge settee and table|
Here are the views from up on the fly bridge.
|Fly bridge forward view|
|Fly bridge aft view|
Now for the rumpus. Dana Point has a tradition of a giant, all day long water war in the harbor on the 4th of July. People slowly work their way up and down the main fairway, mostly in dinghies and paddle boards, and soak everyone and anyone who they encounter along the way. Buckets, super-soakers, you name it - it's all fair game.
|Water wars at Dana Point on July 4th|
Here's an example encounter between two boats. If only our boat had been bow to the waterway, we could have used the hydraulic anchor wash to hose boats down as they passed by.
Looking down the fairway all you see are boats, and the huge wall of water erupting on the far right.
Meanwhile back home in Gloucester the city fire works display was cancelled because of Hurricane Arthur, parties were cancelled, and everyone stayed in on a rainy day. Oh well.