Monday, 21 November 2016

We take over our live aboard Neptunus 133 cruiser

My home is a a Neptunus 133 cruiser. It is powered by two Volvo pentas with a total of 600 hp. More than enough to power this 43 foot boat. Live on my own so the boat is more than adequate for my needs.a].

Its been a massive learning curve for me, not mechanically minded in any way, but had to learn as you can't always get some one to repair stuff.
I've done a number of courses in the early days including Day skipper, yacht master, Also needed to redo my radio licence,which because of new tech,had to be done if your previous licence was issued before 1997. Then there was a diesel engine course, the instructor came to my boat and went through day to day maintenance, and generally keeping the thing ticking over, very useful course which has stood me in good stead since.
This boat could have been built with live aboard in mind.  Master cabin with walk around double bed, plenty of storage and en suite toilet and a separate shower also en suite.

Master cabin with walk around double bed

The main cabin houses the controls and also plenty of seating.

From the main cabin you step down into the galley which contains fridge, microwave, gas oven and hob and semi-circular seating area with a round table which drops down level with the seats to provide a large semi-circular bed. Not sure how bedding will fit this set up but time will tell. This area also provides a mass of under seat storage.

Round table drops down to form an extra bed

Forward of the galley is the forward cabin with contains two single bunk beds. Heating is provided by a diesel heater which blows hot air into all cabins except the forward cabin. Above the main cabin is a open fly bridge with all the main controls duplicated also several seats which apparently open out into sun beds, not really had much chance to test those in UK November.There is also a substantial open aft deck.
A large aft deck provides plenty of outdoor space

A large aft deck provides plenty of outdoor space

She is moored at Maryport marina in Cumbria, a good clean well organised marina with excellent staff that seem only too willing to help.

The pontoon where she is moored at Maryport marina at low tide

The same spot at high tide

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