Designed for comfortable living there are many interior features which add to the owners’ and their guests’ comfort. The entire interior of “WHEELER DEALER” is beautifully lacquered finished in light ashwood and teak. The FIVE staterooms have numerous hanging closets, lined in cedar and there are multiple dressers and cabinets, as well as telephones and room Intercoms. All baths are spacious and tastefully decorated with custom lighting, mirrors, marble and elongated toilets with push button flush.
A walk through the “WHEELER DEALER” begins on the aft platform, entering the aft cockpit through a transom door. From here, the skipper and his guests can climb the recessed teak stairs with Stainless Steel rails for safety, up to a spacious outside aft living area. The full-width upper aft deck provides plenty of room for numerous guests with a large table to port, with large “L” shaped settee outboard and several folding “Captains” chairs on centerline plus at the tables end, which affords seating for up to 10 guests. There are high Stainless Steel rails around and the stern opening Isinglass has zip out windows and there are sliding tinted Plexiglas windows, port and starboard to enclose the stern living area snugly, so that when the weather turns, you have the option of extending the main saloon even farther out. To starboard, there is a large freezer box, a bar sink, Jennaire opening grill and refrigerator with plenty of counter space….essentially a SECOND complete galley for the perfect evening of alfresco dining or just socializing, in this enclosed CALIFORNIA SUNDECK.
Forward, just before entering the main salon, there is a day head with mirrored bulkheads and full stand-up shower and to starboard, is the access to the engine room, convenient for service personnel and eliminating the need for traipsing through the main cabin.
Visitors who pass through sliding doors aft, will discover an airy, open main saloon with numerous windows. It is 33 feet from the sliding door to the helm, but it looks like more much more.
The main cabin is a refreshing, wide-open place to entertain or relax. The owner can monitor the radar or the waters all around, from the galley or the dinning bar, which is only 20 feet from the helm. For those in warmer climates the value of a lower helm station is immeasurable. How wonderful it is to go below and flip on the reverse-cycle heat/AC, and how that can extend your cruising season to a year ‘round adventure. Inside, furnishing and interior wood joinery are excellent, with thought given to matching the wood grain on each panel. Overhead, gold-plated Italian halogen light fixtures are recessed into the headliner, while dimmer-controlled rope lighting is hidden behind window valances with real wood Venetian blinds.
There’s a wet bar with ice-maker and a complete entertainment center along the starboard side, which features a hydraulic lift for the TV, so that it can be completely hidden inside of the cabinet, with just a touch of the finger. A large comfortable L-shaped settee with cocktail table and a dining table for 8 graces the saloon to port.
The galley is located forward of the main salon and is a focal point of this beautiful yacht. So many yachts feature a “galley down” configuration, which puts the cook at a disadvantage in so many ways. With a “galley down”, the cook is separated from conversations, socializing and taking in the views that the rest of the guests are enjoying. “WHEELER DEALER” has absolutely the best and most thoughtful galley layout, which incorporates cooking, serving, enjoying conversations of guests who are lounging in the spacious main saloon, which is the center of activity. With abundant overhead cabinets and open-backed counter tops, the chef even has the ability to pass food to the Captain at the forward helm station. The counters, storage, sinks and overall layout make it easy to prepare elegant meals and snacks for a large crowd.
At the helm, a destroyer type wheel of ash and stainless steel, Hydraulic power steering and MMC electronic engine controls offer true luxury for the skipper. The MMC controls, switch command of the boat from the lower helm to the flying bridge at the push of one button. Going forward to check on the anchor or handle lines is a simple matter of sliding open one of two side access doors, (port & starboard) in the lower helm station.
Access to the flying bridge is a quick walk up the stairs to port. Everything about this vessel is roomier than expected and the Flybridge is no exception. The Flybridge and top deck are expansive with a complete helm Station! There is a complete helm, with dual Captains seats, guest seating for 2 to port and “L” shaped seating with a cocktail table, to starboard of the helm. Directly aft is a large “U” shaped settee with large dining table, adequate seating for dining for 10 guests. To port, there is a sink, Jenaire grill & complete wetbar with refrigerator. All of the upper deck and bow cushions are covered with a fashionable Sunbrella, plus there are custom covers for everything, including the Flybridge galley area and all seats, instruments etc. The rear part of the upper deck is huge and is ideal for sunbathers. Port and starboard electric davits provide additional convenience in lowering equipment (toys).
Down the ash-lined stairs, carpeted in the middle section for safety, near the entertainment center in the main salon, you’ll find the master stateroom. Adjacent, at the bottom of the stairs, is a six foot hanging locker and washer & dryer. A king-size berth, which takes advantage of this yachts wide beam, flanked by twin ash nightstands dominates the master cabin, headed by a beveled-glass mirror. There is storage everywhere: beneath a built-in television console on the centerline at the foot of the berth, below the stairs and all along the starboard side. A comfortable settee and handy vanity/desk line the port side. There is also a large en-suite head, accented with custom tile work and equipped with home size shower with custom tile floor. You’ll note custom lighting throughout. Also of note are the unique custom brass door handles and the intricate cut outs on the doors which make smashing your fingers impossible. The Master Stateroom has a, complete entertainment system with Satellite TVs, DVD, AM/FM/Stereo and CD player.
All the baths are spacious and tastefully decorated with custom lighting, mirrors, marble and elongated toilets with push button flush.
To reach the forward and amidships guest staterooms, visitors go down the forward stairs located to starboard of the helm station. The forward VIP stateroom features a queen-size berth, private ensuite bath with marble-floors, stall shower & extensive storage in multiple cabinets, drawers and hanging locker. All FIVE staterooms have enough storage and lockers for all your personal gear, for long extended cruises.
Next aft to starboard is a private cabin with louvered sliding door, cedar lined hanging locker, storage shelves at end of berth and storage locker outboard and overhead. Midway aft, is another stateroom which sports a beautiful athwart ship queen-size bed with multiple drawers under, separate dresser with drawers, mirrors and lockers.
As you continue to explore these beautiful staterooms, to port, you will note a stateroom with an over/under bunk configuration with single berths, PLUS a twin berth, separated by a 3 drawer low-boy dresser. There are drawers under the berths and storage shelves above.