Captain Thomas cutting out the steel framing
Building the framing
Starting to put the steel plating on the frame
Using 2 cranes to flip the hull over and set Ciganka on her keel
Sand blasting and painting the hull
We collected 15 tons of lead wheel weights and lead pieces to melt down and make our lead “pigs” for the ballast of the boat
A view from the inside of the boat. You can see the lead weight in the front of the picture. Those are put down in the keel and cemented in.
Ciganka being hauled out
Our beautiful dining area down below
I love my 6 burner stainless steel restaurant grade stove and oven
My big beautiful galley
So pretty and nice!! I just love it. Thank goodness because I spend a lot of time in there!
Thomas designed and made this china cabinet and day pantry.
Cargo hold bunk room. Comfy and cozy ~
Looking from the bunk room into the galley
Looking down the forward hallway where there are 3 staterooms and a head (bathroom) and shower.
Forward bathroom and shower
A comfy 2 person stateroom complete with personal closet
Each stateroom has a hand painted tile on the cabin door.
Your own stateroom
A view from the pilothouse. You get a panoramic view around the table that will seat 12 people.
Looking forward in the pilothouse
Our inside steering station so you can be out of the weather while steering Ciganka.
We have a beautiful aft cabin. We have a Queen size bed, couch, clothes locker, cabinets, with lots of storage under the bed and couch. Also part of the aft cabin is our own head and shower. The access to the engine room is from our cabin. Such a wonderful layout for a charter boat where you have your own quarters separate of the guests.
Our 24 foot panga filled with a great crew ready to go snorkeling.
Sailing into Little Harbour cut after a 3 day ocean sail from the Dominican Republic ~