We have been limited in sharing details of the FPB 97-1. In this post we will give you a quick overview of a few of the more interesting design and construction aspects.
The photos speak for themselves, so the copy will be short.
There are two parallel Simrad EVO navigation systems. The FPB 97 is typically conned from the Matrix deck (shown above).
FPB 97-1 has her Matrix deck fitted out in a combination of aluminum, paint, and bare teak.
The stairway leading to the main deck has a simple but effective closures system.
The next series of photos is of an idea the owner suggested, which was then engineered by Circa.
This is a life boat-like, hydraulically operated set of dinghy davits.
Launching and retrieval can be single-handed when required.
When the davits are outboard the deck is clear.
Now a few aft deck items.
Control lines for boom angle, at-anchor flopper stoppers, and boom halyards.
We have switched our foremast lights to LED and they are both bright and small in cross section.
The engine room looking from the aft starboard corner forward and to port,
A somewhat distorted panoramic view of the engine room.
DC alternator rectifiers, controls, and voltage controllers are on the bulkhead. Fuel filters on the starboard day tank along with fuel polishing manifold valves are outboard.
Coming back to the dock after a long day of testing.