May 10, 2012

Great Laker's Interior

Some of you are asking, "What does Great Laker look like inside"? Here are some pictures I took late last year while she was at the dock. There have been a number of interior improvements over the winter which I will cover in a later entry.  

Great Laker is a couples cruiser. She has a raised pilot house, a stateroom and head, and a salon. There is a generous 6 1/2 ft headroom throughout. Since the boat is heated and air conditioned and has screened windows, it is always comfortable, dry and insect free in any weather.

The pilot house has all around windows for 360 degree visibility, and both port and starboard doors for quick access to the exterior for docking and anchoring. This is where we spend time operating the boat and enjoying the vistas. There are seats for two people on both sides, an operations console, and a chart table.

Starboard side
Port side
View towards bow
The stateroom and head are down the stairway to the left of the chart table above.  There is a walk around queen bed, with plenty of storage in lockers, side pockets and drawers.  The head has access from both the stateroom and stairs (for guests) and has a large enclosed shower.

The salon is down a stairway behind the pilot house and has large open windows on three sides and a door to the cockpit in the rear. The galley is on one side with the refrigerator, microwave and stove, and the spacious counter has dual sinks. The settee is on the other side with the table, seating and storage. This area makes into a full size bed as well. Of course there is an entertainment system with CD changer, CD/DVD player, Sirius/AM/FM radio and speakers in the salon and pilot house. It's far from audiophile quality, but quite acceptable.  

Galley on starboard
Settee on port

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