Sunday, November 13, 2011

Come Aboard Our Vintage Yacht.

As promised, here is our vintage yacht in all her glory.
Essentially, she is in fairly original condition, apart from general maintenance each year.
She is a  Herreshoff  steel ketch, 36 footer in the Nereia design.
 Designed in 1947 and built in Hobart in the 1970's.













 
Welcome aboard our little beauty, complete with original brass fittings...


...Gorgeous warm original Tasmanian oak hideaway cupboards...




Masses of books and DVD's to while away the hours and masses of cushions to nestle in to.








You may remember here, I posted about making cushions and covering the seats on board. The cushions were made from from tea towels and vintage fabrics, the seats with new upholstery fabric.











We always see lots of these out of the water...




...and in the water...




...and this weekend copious amounts of youngsters learning to sail were out and about.




 



A weekend away is not complete with a magical sunset...


...and this weekend did not disappoint.
I hope you enjoyed a tour of our little vintage yacht!

Pam x

25 comments:

Just Martha said...

Just lovely and how artistic you are! Those shots of the mast and the sky and the rigging and the old fittings... Heavenly. And that sunset.....

Junk-it Junction... said...

Absolutely lovely, what a way to spend a weekend!

Paint Me White said...

Pam your yacht is huge, no wonder you love taking to the sea. Sandy x

Sarah B said...

She is really beaut Pam andook how cosy and homey it is below. I miss getting out on the water. It looks like you had a marvelous time :)

**Anne** said...

Your yacht is beautiful. How lovely you can go away on the weekend to relax in peace and tranquility on the water. Thank you for sharing.
Anne xx

Tiff said...

Stunning pictures, Pam! I have been waiting to see some shots of your yacht and I just love it! I knew it would be gorgeous! The cushions you made are perfect! X

Liz said...

Beautiful! Lovely photographs too.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

A Treasured Past said...

Oh Pam, she is beautiful! Such lovely photos too. I so love your doily curtains too! So pretty. Hope you enjoy the new week, Tam x

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh my Pam, it is just lovely and so big!! I love everything about it, and can quite imagine you sipping champagne as you watch the sunset....thank you so much for sharing.
Kiss Noises Linda

Deb said...

Now THAT is a yacht! I think you should sail yourself over here and take me back with you.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Those pillows were the icing on the cake!!!

Linda at Sand and Sea said...

This is what my hubby & I plan to get in a year or two!

Love classic sailboats - even more than powerboats. Their beauty is so consistent with the beauty and nature of the sea.

You are so blessed! Thank you for sharing!

Enjoy -

Linda
Sand and Sea

Blondie's Journal said...

How awesome!! This is not little at all! I love how you have upholstered and made the cushions...you are so creative. Enjoy!!

XO,
Jane

Mimi said...

Absolutely gorgeous, my husband would love a beautiful Yacht like yours. The sunset is beautiful. Mimi xx

Anonymous said...

great content!

Stylish Settings said...

It doesn't get any better than that. Enjoy.
Kylie

Naturally Carol said...

Ain't she beautiful! Great yacht and amazing pics.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! We're making a custom pair of slippers for you :)” oh wow thank you!!

O meu pensamento viaja said...

Amazing pictures.
I love all your blog, so I'm already following you.
Come to visit me, please.
Greetings
Nina

Sandrine said...

What a wonderful vintage piece of treasure you have Pam :)We just come back from the weekend in Tangalooma and saw lots of boats out this weekend :)We may have crossed yours maybe? lol x

the old boathouse said...

Perfect Pam, no wonder your hubby is on it so much. (was going to type her but that sounded...well you know ha) He is generous to allow so much "Pam" on board by the way of all those fab cushions. Kristen hates cushions and would like to banish all of mine ha... We need to get organised to visit Linda or else the days will zoom away, what do you reckon ? xx Katherine

Tara said...

Unbelievably beautiful..xx

simmone said...

Beautiful yacht Pam.Petticoats allowed on board by the look of all those gorgeous cushions.I better not show Mr CH,he loves yachts.

Flotsam Friends said...

Pam, insanely amazing. You're a very lucky girl. Adore your cushions. Love your style. Pxxx

annie said...

A vintage yacht...that's beyond cool! Beautiful photos!