A large, two door fridge freezer was built into the galley with a second fridge freezer in the utility area, a wine fridge in the saloon and a bar fridge on the flybridge. A cold beer was never going to be that far away!
Marine air conditioning was installed throughout and this is now supplemented by a large, domestic split system which cools the saloon and master bedroom very quickly.
The current owner took over the boat from the shipyard in December 2009 in Mokpo, South Korea and after three days of sea trials, along with three of his friends, they set off for Singapore in the middle of winter across the Yellow Sea with snow on the decks.
“Blue Steel” was built as an expedition yacht with twin engines, redundant systems, a massive fuel capacity, water maker and plenty of freezer space, which was just as well as we didn’t go ashore for the next 8 days until we reached Subic Bay in the Philippines.
The 2,500 nm “sea trial” finally ended when they arrived in Singapore after 14 days and the yacht had performed just as they had hoped!