Sister's Interior

Sister's interior is almost exclusively beautiful teak.  Her below decks living area includes a main saloon, three private cabins and two heads.

The main saloon is the biggest area below. It includes a navigation station and the galley. It's kind of a "great room" concept in a sense. There is seating for 6 or more at the table, or "setee".  There are two separate built-in easy chairs, a  stereo with CD changer, television and VCR and DVD player.

Each cabin provides sleeping accommodations, hanging locker and storage drawers for one or two people.  The aft cabin and forward cabin in particular are more spacious and comfortable that those in the original boat.

Each head has a separate shower stall and electric heads. The forward head actually has a combination washer/dryer in it as well. Although the machine is so small that we originally decided not to purchase it.  Folks at the yard talked us into it and it turned out to be pretty useful.

After all is said and done Sister is still a 53 foot sailboat and 53 foot sailboats, by comparison to even a modest house, are not commodious. For 4 to 6 people to live together in such confines will be a challenge. Cruisers suggest the following when trying to determine how well two or more people will get along in the confined space of a sailboat. Six months before the scheduled departure the entire crew should move into the bathroom of the skipper's house. Those who make it through the entire six months are welcome to become full time crew members.

Follow some of the thumbnail links to the left to see enlarged pictures of the interior.


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