Rosa Motor Sailor Refit – Part Two
Welcome back to our blog series on the refit of one of our most popular motor sailers, Rosa! In the last blog, we took a look at how Captain Andi and his partner Ivana started work on the bridge, taking out the glazing and installing a track canopy that will benefit guests. This week we’re going to get a glimpse of the fabulous new tender, as well as taking a look at how the galley is being revamped to allow better access for the staff.
As you can see, this is what the bridge looks like with all the surrounding superstructure removed. In this picture, new inox rails were being fitted in order to accommodate a brand new windscreen, which will be a single piece wraparound – very stylish, we’re sure you’ll agree!
At the top of this image you can see where the rails for the glazing have been fitted. The support columns for the vents have also been polished so they’re positively gleaming.
Drum roll, please… here you can see the fabulous new tender which has been ordered this week by Captain Andi. This 7.1m 256hp tender has room for twelve passengers, so there’s no need for multiple journeys to get all of Rosa’s passengers to and from the boat when she’s anchored. Doesn’t it look stylish – we bet Captain Andi can’t wait to get her out on the water!
In the next few images, you’ll see how the entrance to the galley has been totally revamped to make it more accessible. Rosa is a somewhat unusual boat, in that the galley is on the same level as the cabins, but with a separate staircase and entrance.
As you can see below, the old entrance to Rosa’s galley involved navigating down the steps and then through the small entrance to the top left of the image. For those carrying food or drinks, this can be tricky! Captain Andi decided to make this much easier for the crew.
Ta-dah! By cutting the wall directly opposite the staircase down to counter-level, the space has been opened up and already seems more spacious.
Here you can also see that the wall next to the stairs has been trimmed back slightly, making it far easier to get from the stairs to the galley without weaving around walls. It’s now ready for a new floor!
As you can imagine, laying the floor in a relatively small space like this is no easy task! But Captain Andi persevered and we’re sure you’ll agree; the results are phenomenal! This slick and attractive flooring is better suited to the luxurious feel that Rosa exudes.
Here’s a snapshot of the feet or two very proud renovators! Captain Andi and Ivana installed the floor by themselves. We think they’ve done a wonderful job, and Rosa’s galley is now looking beautifully luxurious (as well as being much more accessible).
Join us next time when we take a look at the ‘plastification’ (Captain Andi’s own word!) of the aft deck roof. Here’s a little preview of the area primed and ready to receive its fibreglass cover.