From the cockpit we come down three steps to the light flooded upper deck salon. The large seating area on star board offers space for 6 people on the sofa and two on swiveling cup chairs that are built on the centerline. One can easily look outside from this position as the windows are on shoulder height.
On port side of the deck salon we find the two seated sofa in L shape, one seat looking forward and one looking to starboard. Forward of this L shaped sofa we have the two seated navigation bench and console that pops up and contains all navigation equipment. The navigator looks forward and has a half size chart table to work on.
There is a pop up TV located and built onto the bulkhead. The screen faces aft so everyone can enjoy the movies or TV that is presented through the Philips Home Theater equipment.
There is a 4 step staircase going down to the lower “ salon” where we have on port side the entrance to the queen size vip guest cabin with en-suite facilities. The en-suite bathroom has two doors and works also as a day head with the door facing the four step staircase. On the starboard side of this area we have two comfortable chairs, one facing aft and one facing inboard, with bookshelves covering a part of the wall.
The galley is half open and the work area is covered by a 140 cm high separation wall. This feature works very well and the mid-ships galley that is located low in the boat is great for cooking while out at sea. The 4 burner induction hob and all cupboards for crockery have fiddles. The washing machine and dryer are perfectly hidden behind a maple door.
Forward to port is where we find the second guest cabin with a queen size bed and a single Pullman above.
On starboard forward ither is a fourth guest / crew cabin with upper/lower berths, finished in exactly the same way as all other cabins.
The master suite is aft with a big king size bed on the center line. The mirror that faces aft becomes a TV screen when the TV is on. To starboard is a bench and to port a writing desk. The roomy en-suite bathroom is on port side with a stall shower.
All cabins are fitted out with opening hatches with blinds and mosquito screens, opening portholes, reading lights, CD player and DVD players. All cabins have lee cloths and plenty of cupboard space, all bathrooms have stall showers.
The engine room can be entered through a door in the galley. Nordia is known for a very high level of engineering and also Blue Eagle leaves nothing to wish for when one looks in the room. Manifolds are easy to get to, compressors easy to check and changing the main engine fuel filters is a simple task. This is build number 1085 and with 50 years of boat building few could teach the yard anything new. There is ample light in the engine room to work efficiently.