With the very last of the FPB shop drawings nearing completion, we will bring you up to date in a number of areas over the next week. Let’s start with the Matrix deck.
This is both a working area for watch keeping and close maneuvering, and a prime entertaining area. There is a combination of fixed and removable furniture for maximum flexibility. We are looking here from the starboard forward corner aft.
The Brown Jordan furniture shown amidships can be arranged in different ways. It is shown here in a seagoing mode, where it is secured to eyebolts in the deck. To starboard is a raised seat/watch bunk/storage box.
There is plenty of real estate for electronics, and chart table/storage area, to starboard. The stainless “trombone slides” are shown in their sea-going position. They slide forward, out of the way, in port. The second control box in the port corner is on a tether and is used for docking when you want to see alongside.
In the aft starboard corner is a small bar with fridge and sink. There is also a head for use by the watch at sea. We will post more art and details in the next few days.