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The view from the aft door into the Island Pilot’s deck house shows just how bright and airy this space is. In this photo the dining table is open and raised (as it would be for dinner) with the pair of ottomans arranged to port. Forward, you can see the folding step to port and the recessed step to starboard under the helm. These act as footrests when sitting in the helm chairs (not shown).

Note: The black tape on all the windows removes after delivery to the U.S.


Looking aft, you can see the convertible settee to the left and the entertainment center to the right. The hatch under the pair of ottomans leads to the center void/tank room (which would be the engine room on a yacht with a conventional drive system).

Note: The curtain tiebacks had not yet been installed when this photo was taken.


This photo shows the table folded and lowered with the ottomans stowed on the table base. The cushions remove from the ottomans for access to storage inside. The settee has 3 big drawers and a bin in the corner (which is designed to hold the filler cushion used to convert the settee to an extra-long double berth).


The entertainment center to port serves multifunctions. Aft is the electrical panel. On center are a pair of pocketing doors that reveal the 26” LCD wide-screen TV and the Bose 3.2.1 home theater system. Left and right of the TV are built-in speakers and lockers designed to hold 12 bottles of your favorite wine and a variety of glasses. There’s a top-loading bin behind the TV that holds 1.5 liter liquor bottles. There is indirect lighting in all the valances on board.


Simple and elegant - the console of the Island Pilot is free of clutter. Centered is the Raymarine E120 12.1” LCD Multi-display flanked by key engine gauges. To the left is the Volvo Penta LCD panel and to the right is the Raymarine ST6001 autopilot control. A Ritchie Navigator compass is centered. Other gauges and controls surround the helm - Generator, inverter, VHF, firefighting, bilge indicators, engine controls, thruster control, windlass control, spotlight control, etc.


To port, is the navigator station complete with a nice wide flat and storage for Chart Kits. Forward, is a bin with both 120VAC & 12VDC outlets for charging your VHF, cell phone, laptop, etc.


Looking down into the galley from the navigators station, you can see just how open the galley is. Headroom at the sink and stove extends all the way up to the windshield.

Note: The dinette is made up as a “kids berth” approximately 3 feet X 4 feet - perfect for grand kids! The filler cushion stows in the bin in the corner under the dinette. There’s a pair of drawers underneath, too.


The galley is designed to encourage keeping the cook company. The dinette seats 3 adults (4 if you bring down an ottoman from the deck house) and serves as additional countertop space when needed. It’s a perfect spot for coffee in the morning, a quick sandwich for lunch or cocktails during dinner preparation.


The food preparation area has a 3-burner radiant cook top, under-counter stainless sink and a GE Profile microwave/convection oven with outside exhaust (not shown). There’s plenty of under counter storage and even drawers (2 each) and a bin (1 each) under the steps to the deck house.


To port, there’s additional counter space (the washer/dryer is hidden beneath), along with pantry space (behind the head door) and overhead cupboards. The flat-screen TV goes just aft of the 120VAC outlet shown. Just aft of the head door is the 14.65 cu.ft. Toshiba refrigerator/freezer. This high-tech unit has a pair of condensers, 1 door, 4 drawers (crisper, ice, soft-freezer, deep-freezer) and uses a miserly 33 watts.

Through the head door, you can see the one-piece shower.


Located in the aft section of the entertainment center is the electrical distribution panel. Key features include a master on/off battery switch, slide bars for 120 VAC source selections (dual 30 amp cable, one 30 amp cable, generator), and meters for both the 120 VAC and 12 VDC sides.

The inverter sub panel is automatically fed whenever there is no other source of 120 VAC power available. All the 120 VAC outlets are fed by the inverter along with the microwave and refrigerator. Even though the refrigerator is running off the inverter, it uses less power than 120VAC/12VDC old-fashion units due to its advanced design  and technology.