I’ve always loved touring the insides of boats. When we were shopping for a trawler, we would try to crawl around every interior possible to get an idea of what style and layouts we liked. I also love to see how other cruisers solve space issues and decorate to make it feel like home. We’ve been asked a few times to post pics of our trawler interior and I actually did back when we first purchased Blue Turtle almost 5 years ago. If you view those pics and video, you’ll see how much has changed. We’ve done so much work on the interior of this boat to make it more comfortable for us and it seems like it is ever-changing. I had been waiting to get the interior painted to take photos and once it was finished I never seemed to have the time. Last weekend, I spent all day on Sunday cleaning the interior of Blue Turtle. Since she was all spic and span, I figured it would be a good time to snap some interior photos. Hope you enjoy!
Our trawler is a very simple layout and is made up of 3 cabins: main salon, aft cabin and v-berth. The main salon is basically the living room, galley (kitchen) and lower helm. It is the room that we spend most of our time in when inside so for me, it’s very important that it stays organized and clutter-free. We’ve done quite a few renovations on the main salon over the years. We’ve removed the built-in seating area and installed vinyl plank flooring, stripped the old wallpaper off and painted the interior as well as renovated our galley.
From the main salon, there are 3 steps that go down into the aft cabin which is our master bedroom. It’s a very large space for a boat and has a ton of storage. We have a full-size closet (which is rare) that is very deep and plenty of drawers for clothes. It’s the only room on the boat that actually has adequate storage space. Our head has a separate full-standing shower which is wonderful since many boats don’t have the space for this. Without the separate shower, we would be showering over our toilet seat and everything in the head would be wet. We have steps and a hatch that lead to the back deck although we don’t use the steps very often, we do leave the hatch open in the winter for great light and awesome breezes.
The v-berth is Corey’s room. Its sleeps two which is perfect for having his friends over. It has some storage below the bunks and shelving on the sides as well as a closet. There are 3 steps leading down from the main salon and the steps area is where our electronics panel resides.
Quirky little details
Built in 1974, Blue Turtle is 43 years old. I love that this trawler is older because it has so much character and class. It has some quirky little details that must have come to fruition via different owners over her many years.