FPB 78 -Thanksgiving 2015


We’ve been gently reminded that new content has been lacking – our feeble excuse is that we have been swamped. As it is Thanksgiving weekend and we have much for which to be thankful, a pause for a brief update on the FPB 78-1, starting with a couple on interior photos.


Until the boat is completed and afloat, it is difficult to get a sense of the interior. We can only photograph isolated bits, which are immediately protected from damage after installation. But these galley shots will at least give you a sense of the finish.


FPB 78-1 has a very modern aesthetic theme. FPB 78-2 and 78-3 have more traditional interiors.


A look aft here from the middle of the salon. In the aft starboard corner that is Pete Rossin, formerly of 64-3 Iron Lady, now awaiting delivery 78-3. Pete is checking out the circuit breaker logic.

Interior 703

Looking forward now at the TV cabinet with its doors closed.

Interior 702

There are two observation modes. Doors open, as shown above, will probably be the most used.

Interior 684

TV raised will be the favored position when there are a bunch of folks watching at anchor.

Engineering 736

Two air conditioner evaporators and a heater installed. Note the insulation on the refrigerant lines.

Electrical 148

Damage control pump and every day bilge pump plumbing.


Battery container, one of two, in a tank sump. This  will hold six 1500 amp hour cells.

We ‘ll try to keep up a little better in the new year!

Posted by Steve Dashew  (November 30, 2015)

8 Responses to “FPB 78 -Thanksgiving 2015”

  1. Gene LeBeau Says:

    What is the anticipated completion date?

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Gene:
    We should begin trials in April.

  3. Shannon Says:

    That thing is coming along fast. You two will be out cruising in no time. I love the level of interior finish you go with.

  4. chris Says:

    Love the white aesthetic for the joinery. I assume that’s an LP (or lacquer?) paint finish – how does it compare in terms of cost / labor to the typical FBP style?
    Enjoy your holidays.

  5. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Chris:
    The painted surfaces are a little more costly.

  6. Hermann Says:

    The wood-and-gloss-white kitchen is just stunning. Spectacular Job, looking forward to seeing more progress on this beauty!

  7. James Masters Says:

    finally, a ‘time-window’ for a much-needed, long-overdue, ‘pre-cruise’-organizing/-prepping and ‘family-time’-break — yes?

  8. Steve Dashew Says: