The first thing you’ll notice upon entering the Deck House from the aft deck is just how Bright & Airy the interior spaces of the Island Pilot are. To Starboard is the built-in settee (that converts to an extra-long double berth) with the High/Low Dining/Coffee table. Stowed beneath are a pair of Hassocks that can be used for extra dinner guests or as foot stools when you’re lounging in either reclinable helm chair.
To port is the Entertainment Center/Wine & Liquor Locker/Electical Center. All the way aft behind tinted plexi doors is the Electical Distribution Center - all the breakers, fuses and auxiliary control panels are located here. The Aquos Flat Screen 26” LCD HDTV (shown) and the Bose 3.2.1 GS Series II Media Center hide behind pocketing doors when not in use. The Bose Gemstone speakers (shown above the wine locker doors) still broadcast unimpeded even with the doors closed. The Wine Lockers (fore & aft of the TV) stow 12 bottles plus glasses. Behind the TV is the top-loading Liquor Locker.
Not only is there great visibility from the Helm & Navigators chairs forward over the bow, but also down into the open Galley. The space-efficient instrument cluster is designed aound the Island Pilot’s standard array of electronics. Centered is the Raymarine C120 (E120 on boats with the Bridge Electronics Option) with a pair of analog tachometers on either side. Below the port tach, is the Volvo Penta LCD Panel with shows engine information, diagnositic details and fuel flow. Below the starboard tach is the Raymarine ST6001 Auto Pilot control head. Other analog gauges are in the face of the console, along with the Raymarine VHF. Electronic Engine Controls to the right. The High Back Helm Chairs are covered in your choice of Ultra Leather and can be set in fixed bases or movable Spider Bases.
Looking aft, you can see how the Deck House of the Island Pilot has full 360 degree visibility. The Helm Station below is the primary one - out of the weather and with great visibility. Sliding doors port and starboard give you great access to the side decks. When short-handed, you can easily dock from outside the lower helm station - the engine controls are just inside within reach - you can see both the bow & stern and you can handle the spring line.
The Island Pilot boasts a roomy, bright Eat-In Galley! When standing at the sink or cooktop, the chef is right under the expansive glass of the windscreen above. Light and open, the galley is both a pleasant place to prepare meals, but also to hang out and keep the cook company. The dinette converts to a “kids” berth, 60” x 48”. The Microwave/Convection Oven doubles as a Cooktop Hood and has a built-in fan and air filter. Counter tops are your choice of solid DuPont Martelli. There’s additional storage under the dinette and in drawers and a bin under the steps.
In the aft-port corner of the galley is the Toshiba 14.65 Cubic Foot Refrigerator Freezer. This unit is unique in both it’s efficiency (about 33 Watts average or 75 Amp Hours of 12 Volt DC current per 24 hour period) and it’s layout. The main refrigerator portion (7.6 cu.ft.) is located on top and has the type of swing-open door and adjustable shelves found on hi-end refrigerators. Below the main refrigerator, is a pull-out drawer (3.4 cu.ft.) divided into two equal volumes by a retractable clear bin over the bottom section (this space has a controlled humidity perfect for fruits and veggies). Below this drawer on the left is the ice-cube drawer (.5 cu.ft.) and to its right, the “soft freezer” drawer ( .8 cu.ft.). This drawer is used for meats that you may want to store for up to 2 weeks, not completely deep freeziing them. On the bottom, is the deep freezer drawer (2.4 cu.ft.). This volume is also divided into two by a retractable clear drawer. By using this “State-of-the-Art” Toshiba refrigerator/freezer, you can store more while using less energy than with the typical smaller old-fashioned AD/DC units found on so many other boats.
Just forward of the fridge, is the door opening into the head. There’s a molded fiberglass shower complete with seat and bi-fold door.The vanity top is a solid surface with molded-in sink. There’s a generous medicine chest over the sink.
In the cabinet all the way forward (to the extreme right in the image above) is the Splendide Washer/Dryer, vented to the outside. There is storage behind the aft face of this cabinet, along with in the cupboards over the Martelli countertop. The view from the dinette includes a good portion of the Deck House - it is this openness that makes this such an attractive space. And by being down low in the center of the boat, motion is minimized - fixing a snack or meal at sea is not only possible, but most likely not even a chore!