Suka Has A New Owner!! Below decks tour…

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Suka has been sold and we are now Landlubbers…  But if your interest is piqued to see the inside of one beautiful sailboat then carry on!

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Take a few minutes and have a virtual tour of Suka. She has recently had new paint and varnish and is looking just beautiful.

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Starting from the bow:

V-berth
Port berth, looking astern
Port berth, looking astern
Main mast stepped on v-berth sole.
Main mast stepped on v-berth sole.
Starboard berth showing drawers and part of hanging closet
Starboard berth showing drawers and part of hanging closet

The v-berth sleeps 2 …  or can be used as the proverbial “garage”. It is lined by four storage cupboards, has tons of storage room under the cushions and also has a hanging locker across from the head door (seen to the left in the above pic). The forward doors lead to the chain locker. The center post is the bottom of the keel stepped main mast.

Hanging closet next to 4 storage drawers
Additional storage closet over top of a nice flat surface over top of 4 storage drawers. Beyond that is the hanging closet.
4 drawers & hanging closet
4 drawers & hanging closet

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The head…

The head, also freshly painted and varnished. Notice the duel sinks.
The head, also freshly painted and varnished. Notice the duel sinks.

The head has two nice touches. The main faucet is actually a shower head and pulls up for easy bathing. The long necked spigot is for our drinking water. We have a nice  filter system in the cupboard below that adds that final good taste to whatever water we bring aboard. We have also recently installed an electric toilet…  goodbye hand pump!

Grated head floor over sump
Grated head floor over sump
Large mirrors on forward & stern bulkheads
Large mirrors on forward & stern bulkheads
Forward bulkhead mirror
Forward bulkhead mirror

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Into the Salon…

Port side
Port side

Along both sides of the salon area are book shelves. Behind the cushions is tons of storage room in cabinets. And under the seats is tons more storage room.

Starboard side of salon
Starboard side of salon

We have a Dickerson diesel heater installed. It obviously has had little use in the tropics. If you decide to go north, though, it will be worth its weight in gold!

Salon butterfly hatch
Salon butterfly hatch
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Starboard side of the salon. The cover over the stove accordians up and down providing extra counter space.
The companionway
The companionway

Notice the galley to the left and walkthru to the main stateroom to the right.

Gally sink & upper refridgerator lid
Gally sink & upper refridgerator lid

The galley includes topside and bottomside refridgerator access, a 2 burner stove/oven and a very large stainless steel sink.

Galley sink & adjoining pot storage (over engine compartment)
Galley sink & adjoining pot storage (over engine compartment)
Portside navigation station
Portside navigation station

The box to the left is removable. It is a custom built computer holder. Worked very well.

Computer/printer center on the nav station
Computer/printer center on the nav station

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The passthrough…

The passthrough runs along the port side of the boat. It has storage cupboards and supplies access to the engine.
The passthrough runs along the port side of the boat. It has storage cupboards and supplies access to the engine.
Engine panel
Engine panel
The engine sits in the center of the boat, directly under the cockpit. It has access from 3 sides. This is  the passthru access.
The engine sits in the center of the boat, directly under the cockpit. It has access from 3 sides. This is the passthru access.
Perkins 4-108
Perkins 4-108

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The main stateroom…

A nice queensize bed sits crosswise to the centerline of the boat.
A nice queensize bed sits crosswise to the centerline of the boat.

The large bed is very comfortable and has extensive cabinets on all starboard, aft and port. It also has two hanging lockers.

Aft hatchway
Aft hatchway

The aft hatchway and aft ports supplies plenty of air flow for comfortable sleeping.

Looking forward, port to passthru
Looking forward, port to passthru

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Last, but not least, the workshop…

Plenty of cupboards & drawers to store tools
Plenty of cupboards & drawers to store tools
Toolroom engine compartment access
Toolroom engine compartment access

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4 thoughts on “Suka Has A New Owner!! Below decks tour…

  1. Suka has enabled me on many occasions to “Live the dream”.
    I have been in the NAVY serving submarines and ships for 25 years. Suka was the one who showed me the piece of the ocean and the fruits of remote lands.
    After being on her I feel more in touch with the planet, more at peace and more fulfilled in life.
    A true round the world proven sail boat, she will look after you at sea and provide your favourite memory. She has touched the hearts of so many!
    Forever grateful D&D, Mark Sandy LiBikini and Mili

  2. Hi Guys Looking at your pics I think I may have met you at Sam’s in Palau. Your yacht is lovely. I am looking for a liveaboard for my wife and I. She is Filipina. Be good to chat by email. Best wished Brian & Joie

    1. Hi Brian & Joie. Please excuse our cruisheimers…. maybe when/if we meet face to face memories will jog. Thanks for the inquiry. From 13 years of experience I can vouch for Suka being a wonderful liveaboard…. and curiser. Best wishes back at cha… Doug & Debra

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