OUR LATEST LAUNCH
The bare hull, a Mussel Ridge 42, arrived at the shop and they began by installing the running gear, fuel tanks for 800 gallons of fuel, and 100-gallon water tank forward (has a reverse osmosis water filtration system that purifies the water before it goes to the tank), deck flange and then installed a C-18 Caterpillar diesel engine and a 9 kW Northern Lights genset.
They also added storage aft, a rope locker, a tuna tank, and a vacuum flush head system. With the top on they turned their attention to the accommodations. Down forward she has four berths, to port is a head with a separate shower and to starboard there is a utility room for rod storage and the electrical locker. Up in the shelter on the starboard side there is the helm with a bulkhead full of engine gauges and surrounded by a mass of Furuno electronics (two chart plotters, Sounder, Timezero navigational software, FLIR, Starlink satellite computer, autopilot, two VHF’s and a Fusion stereo) with a very comfortable helm seat, nav-seat to port, behind which is a settee with a table with a carved scallop in the middle and opposite this is a full galley. The galley has a Corian countertop, two-burner stove, microwave, separate refrigerator and freezer, and hot and cold running water. The accommodations are fitted with reverse air, which will give you either heat or air conditioning. Out in the cockpit on the starboard side is a helm station with a pot hauler, a tackle station with its own sink to port, fresh and saltwater washdown, and ten rocket launchers with multi-colored lights in the cockpit and underwater. There is even a washdown on the bow, a bow thruster, Humphrey trim tabs, and a Victron inverter.