The salon on the 55 is comparable to the "great room" of a thoughtfully built home. Since this space takes advantage of the full 18 foot beam, the room is bright, spacious and calls out for parties. The spacious galley is adjacent and open to the salon so preparing a meal doesn't preclude the chef from participating in the fun. Not one to miss a moment of anything, this boat is perfect for me and my hurry up and have fun lifestyle.
Hopefully you're not tired of seeing the steps, but in this photo, you can see how beautifully they are integrated into the salon. It's surprisingly house-like, right? The space between the steps and cabinet/bookcase will nicely fit 2 comfortable chairs. I had 2 brick red leather club chairs on Serenity that I may duplicate on this boat. Those were the chairs everyone plopped into the minute they came aboard. Problem with those chairs is that they didn't face the TV. That problem was rectified on this boat.
You can see space on the port side where the movable hi-lo table will go. It will nestle nicely into that space and serve the very useful function of providing a surface for meals, cocktails, working or just casual conversation.
I'm an outdoor person, so I'll be spending lots of time in the roomy, covered cockpit. I have a stack of patio furniture catalogs on my desk all tabbed with the pieces I like. I plan to live without anything until I know what will look (and work) best. On Serenity, the purchases we made were all perfect for her since we carefully considered our options relative to the boat before leaping. Without meaning to sound boastful, I think those who were aboard Serenity would agree that she was a beautifully decorated boat. Oh Serenity, I will love you forever!
I hope you enjoyed these pictures. I was going to wait until tomorrow since I just got back from my Thursday golf game, but looked at my calendar and see I'm out to dinner with some friends. Then it's the busy weekend, and before you know it, I'm back with excuses.