Blue Turtle Cruising

Boat interior storage ideas OR where to put all your stuff?

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our Disclosure for more info. I think the most popular question when moving aboard a boat is “where am I going to put all my stuff?” If you’re like me and don’t like clutter, this can be a challenging question. I recently went through Blue Turtle and completely reorganized a few …

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Tour inside our cozy live aboard trawler

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 …

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Main salon interior walls makeover

We have no shortage of boat projects going on right now. We are tirelessly ticking things off our list to get the boat in shape for our family honeymoon to the Dry Tortugas and Key West. Some of the projects are musts, like regular maintenance and getting spare parts for the engine and generator. Other …

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V-berth makeover

Even with all these strange winter storms we’ve had lately, Randy and I actually managed to get a boat project done. When we bought Blue Turtle over 3 years ago, we always planned to address the interior walls. Our old boat has some very dated, mildewy, stained and ugly wallpaper that is peeling up in …

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Main salon renovation

When we bought the DeFever, one of the things we weren’t crazy about was the fact that the main salon had built-in bench seating and bolted down table.  When looking at different boats, we noticed that built-in seating is quite common in trawlers. We decided that if we found a boat with the built-in furniture, …

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Another tiling project

Aft head renovation

A few of you may have seen the photos posted here or on Facebook about our recent galley project, where we resurfaced our galley countertops with porcelain tile, replaced our faucet and installed a 2 burner cooktop where an old propane stove used to be. Since we had such a great outcome with the tiled …

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Trawler galley Project

Our new cooktop and tiled counters

When we bought the DeFever, it had an old propane stove in it that we immediately knew we’d want to replace. Besides it not being something we would use, it was rusted inside and rattled making a lot of noise. I decided that I wanted to remove it and instead, add a 2-burner electric ceramic …

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