Wayfinder Build: Part 9 — Update

The latest pics of Wayfinder as she heads into the last two months of construction. A lot of the interior is under wraps to protect it while systems go in. These pics are from about two weeks ago. In another two weeks, I’ll be standing inside the boat again, taking video, which I’ll upload for you to see. The dinghy will also be there, and hopefully I can get it out on the water while they’re wrapping things up.

Looks to be the middle or toward the end of August for the launch. That’ll be a crazy day. I think it’ll all start to feel real then.

The nav station is coming together.
The bow locker forward the port shower.
AC compressor under the nav station.
Bathroom linen cabinet.
The port forward cabin.
Looking forward through the master suite.
The storage tray behind the settee in the saloon.
The TV mount is bent so the TV can be pointed into the cockpit.
The TV mount in the recessed position.
The upper cabinets are done in the galley. So much storage!
Settee is looking good. Table leg mounts positioned.
The galley window is in!
Paddleboard storage compartment has been carpeted.
Flooring applied to the stairs leading into the hull.
View forward through the port hull.
Aft port bunk and engine compartment.
Step storage compartment with power outlet for phones / tablets.

Stay tuned! My future home is nearly complete!



8 responses to “Wayfinder Build: Part 9 — Update”

  1. I need to stop being notified when you post stuff! I feel like I’m monopolizing the first comment slot. I’ll have better restraint next post…maybe. But just wanted to say how stoked I am at how she’s coming together!! Are you still planning on showing her off in Annapolis this October??

    1. We’re going to show her at the Cape Town boat show in October instead. It makes for a more relaxed trip through the islands, and not in the middle of hurricane season. But then I’ll have it in Miami in February.

      1. I wish I could be in Cape Town (my birthplace) to see her there. Have a cold one at the Royal Cape Yacht Club for me!

  2. She is looking grand even now.

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